I haven’t written anything on this website for two months.
I could tell you I’ve ‘been busy’, with a wedding and a new house to plan for. I could tell you I’ve ‘been rubbish’, and I’ll start posting twice a week now with extra Instagram posts thrown in to make up for lost time. I could tell you I’ve ‘been prepping’, writing lots of posts in the background, getting ready to re-launch myself and my brand.
I’d be lying though. I haven’t blogged because I simply have not wanted to. And I’m pretty sure nobody cares either – because we all have our blogs/Insta feeds/life/other shit to deal with.
And that is completely okay!
Blogging has changed a lot for me in the past 18 months. Content has changed, attention spans have waned and visuals are now at the forefront of everything we create. Grainy photos of swatched lipsticks on wrists have been replaced by editorial style shoots and images snapped on the latest Canon model. Video has become the preferred channel to digest content, pushing introverts like me back into our caves.
The above is simply an observation, nothing more. Blogging has moved on, and I can’t keep up with it!
Having said that, I don’t want to stop writing.
I don’t think I should stop writing. Regardless of who does or doesn’t read my posts, I really do love to write – and that is why I started this website in the first place. A place to get my thoughts down, a place to cherish memories and inspire my day-to-day.
I will still continue to write, however I won’t be calling it blogging, more ‘documenting’.
I’ll write about the mundane situations I find myself in at work, such as the joy I had when I ordered my first Pumpkin Spiced Latte of the year on my lunch break or the fact I felt really good when I suggested an idea in a meeting that everybody loved. Of course, I’ll also write about the exciting things I get up to, as I enter the most ‘adult’ years of my life – becoming a home owner, a wife, going on holidays we’ve saved all year for and meeting our favourite musicians at gigs. All stuff I can’t wait to share with you!
I won’t have perfect pictures. I might even use stock imagery. I won’t promise to post twice a week because in reality, stuff comes up. I won’t moan on Twitter about my lack of Instagram followers after I’ve posted a flatlay that took hours to perfect.
I will, however, put pen to paper when inspiration strikes and I have something I want to say.
For me, blogging is out, documenting is in – and I know I already feel so much better!