It’s hard to believe that I have been blogging for 2 years. I can still remember pushing the orange button to publish my first blog post ever. I still consider myself an amateur blogger, but with 2 years under my belt, I don't think I can continue to say that. Why do I consider myself amateur, because I still have a lot to learn. I do not have the time I would like to commit to blogging since it is a side hobby and not a source of income.
I'm in a weird season right now, when it comes to blogging. If you look back over the last few months, you will notice that I haven't posted as much as I normally do. Sometimes you have to sit back and relax when life starts to take you in a different direction. This summer, I decided to rest, reflect, and not feel pressured to set timelines and due dates. This summer, I allowed myself to focus more on everything around me and not center myself around my blog. And, you know what? It feels perfectly okay!
I used to worry about page views and comments. Whether my post would reach new readers and whether it would inspire others. I used to worry about linking up daily to get myself out there and reading endless blog posts by other bloggers. This used to consume so much of my time and energy that other aspects of my life were starting to feel neglected. I can remember staying up late to edit pictures (which is not as easy as you may think). Staying up late to get just the right post. Staying up late when I needed to be getting rest because my real job was waiting for me the next day. The real job that pays the bills and takes care of my family. Something had to give.
I am not giving up on blogging, I'm just not putting all of my energy into it. I was running myself ragged. At the time, I didn't realize it because it was fun, new and exciting and when you're excited about something, you get this burst of energy that tells you to just keep going! So, that's what I did. Now, I'm going to relax a little and blog when I feel like it and not as an obligation.