Yeah. My poor blog. I seem to never want to sit down and write a post. I haven’t really been posting anywhere these days, even on Twitter or Instagram. I just haven’t been inspired to write recently, and I miss it.
It’s hard seeing what the blog and the blogging community has become. I miss the days of blog posts from the heart, nods of understanding when reading another person’s posts, and genuine connections with people and words. All I see these days are listicles, misleading article titles, and a focus on getting as many sets of eyeballs as possible on meaningless content to earn a few bucks. What happened to being genuine and real? What happened to connections?
I’ve moved away from this blog because I feel I don’t have a place in the community any longer. I don’t write for a specific niche – I’m not a fashion blogger, or a healthy living blogger, or even a crafty/knitting blogger, I’m just myself, and sometimes I knit and sometimes I travel and sometimes I say funny things. It’s what I’ve always been, even though I’m 34 and a half and still love bright colors and glitter. Where do I fit in now?
I want to share things again. I want to talk about my knitting. I want travel recaps. Sometimes I even want those little memes like the Friday Five or lists of positive things. I don’t care if they’ve become passe or if they are silly. If someone else wrote a blog including these things I’d be all over it! I’m not interested in portraying some persona on the internet depicting my Pinterest-perfect life enhanced with Instagram filters. I need to stand up, fire up WordPress, and write what I want, without caring about my text or my voice or my words. I’m all about the feeling.
I want to write in this place again, and I will do it.