Have a sec to give me some ideas?
I've been blogging since 1999 and enjoyed a modicum of success as a hobbyist personal style blogger circa 2010. I even ran a blogger's conference for half a decade. However, my personal blog has been on hiatus pretty much ever since I had baby #3 in 2014 and relocated from Austin to Atlanta.
If I'm being perfectly honest, I will say that I got jaded with blogging because I couldn't keep up. As bloggers got better and better at creating gorgeous photos and editorial content, the hours required to keep pace versus the hours I had to give while raising three babies couldn't be reconciled.
But now they're a little older. Now I work part-time and have hours set aside to work. And lately, usually, there's been margins in that time for me to write elsewhere (here). Someone at Exhale recently mentioned that maintaining a personal blog is sort of like a great piano player still warming up with scales. Writing regularly, knowing that just a few people will read it, even if it's navel-gazing, for me, helps me to be a better writer for my clients. Plus, I really truly treasured the magic years of blogging around 2009-11 and I miss that community sometimes. Sometimes I need to say more than what an Instagram caption allows. No hashtags necessary here, huh?
That said, as I'm sure you've noticed, I'm back at it, but in a much more casual way. I don't sweat editorial calendars or making pretty pictures. I never check my stats. I write and release. It's been really nice getting back into it without all the pressures to be noticed.
A year or so ago, I asked on Instagram if anyone read blogs anymore and most people said no! But look, I see you here, checking in on me, and gosh. Thank you. I know I didn't write for a really long time and I have yet to promise that I'll be able to write here with any sense of regularity, but to that end, my plan is to write here more often. Do you mind helping me figure out where we go from here? Your responses are dumped into a private Google doc for me and you will remain anonymous if you choose.