Hello friends. It’s been a full two months since I posted on my blog. In seven years of blogging, that’s a first. What happened?
Well, I didn’t see June coming. June was definitely not the best month as we lost a treasured family member after a lengthy illness. But there were other things. Small things, bigger things … life.
I also had (have?) a slight problem with my blog and WordPress. After an update came down, every time I tried to write a post all I got was gobbledygook. My tech guy was not around and I felt defeated so I let things slide. All the doubts I have about blogging as in who cares? who’s reading? what do I have to offer? (on and on) were swirling around in my head.
I lost momentum.
Along came July and things improved. I could have written a list with 200 (or more) things I have to be thankful for. My life is good and rich and full.
And yet … I didn’t write a thing. I started to ruminate as to how us bloggers put so much of ourselves into our blogs. We share our recipes, our tips and tricks, and our life … and that makes us vulnerable (especially that life bit.) A simple gratitude list reveals so much! I’ve gone over a few of my gratitude posts and there’s a lot of personal information in those seemingly random lists. But that is the life of a blogger and we choose to share.
July came and July went.
So here we are at July 31st and and I’m back (at least for another month.) I know this for sure because I spent the last two weeks of July preparing 5 new posts! Ta da!
In order of appearance:
- 15 Ideas to Make Your August Amazing (a fav standby style of post)
- All Things Ice Cream
- Tips on Getting the Most out of your Local Greenhouses, Markets, and Eateries
- Bella Grace Blog Hop (August 24) and a Giveaway!
- That Chippy White Door I Found in Saskatchewan (a Reveal)
I’m hoping I can break through this blogging block with five simple posts and get back on my feet. Then I’ll be ready and full of enthusiasm when my favourite and most inspirational month of September rolls around.
But remember, even this veteran blogger doesn’t have it all figured out and I’m finding it increasingly hard to blog (and share) these days.
If you’re still with me … thank you from the bottom of my heart xo