Struggling

But first some happy pictures from Wednesday. We drove out to visit my niece Zinnia for her 4th birthday. The kids played. I got to see my mom, my dad, and my grandmother who I see too little of. We had yummy food and cake. We had fun.

Cousins

The view on our walk

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My grandmother and mom

Zinnia

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And now the not so happy. I am……

…struggling with my blog. I’m sure you can tell if you look back and see the frequency of my posts. Heck just look at my banner. My Halloween banner in the middle of November. I know I have moments like this with my blog. I don’t have anything to say. I don’t feel creative. I think about not blogging anymore.

Maybe it’s the weather. Maybe it’s that time of month. Maybe…maybe…I don’t know. That’s where I am at right now.

Maybe I won’t blog on here anymore. 8.5 years is a pretty good run. I’ve met some great people through my blog but maybe it’s time to try something else. I’m just not feeling it lately.

I could just do the Facecrap thing, I mean Facebook, though I am thinking Facecrap. All my family is on Facebook. I’ve been trying to post pictures there more often. I could just do that.

I think I’ve been feeling this way with blogging in general. I do more skimming then reading. And my commenting has been sporadic. I’ve been unsubscribing left and right. If I’ve been subscribed to someone for months and nothing about them stands out then why am I subscribed to them? Sure they have pretty pictures. But a lot of blogs have pretty pictures. They all blend into one another. Crafty this or crafty that, some unimaginative name that sounds just like someone else’s and for that matter why is anyone still subscribed to me? Is anyone? Ok…this is depressing.

I’ll feel right as rain next week. I’m pretty sure about that.

8 thoughts on “Struggling

  1. Hi K! Great photos in this post! I get together with my family and DON’T take pictures so often. I like all these that you posted.
    I’d definitely miss your drawings if you were just on facecrap… Have a great weekend!

  2. I’d miss you if you were to stop blogging but if you’re not feeling happy with it then you shouldn’t force yourself to. I know that you don’t blog so regularly anymore but I’m subscribed to a hell of a lot of blogs and sometimes it’s a bit much when someone is always posting, it makes it hard to keep up with them all! Whenever I see your name pop up on my blog feed though, I always look forward to reading it and seeing your photos, drawing and words.

    I think it was your sewing that first got me to sign up to your blog. It was so long ago that I don’t remember anymore! But I’ve enjoyed reading about stuff that you and your family get up (trying not to sound creepy-stalkerish here or anything!). If you decide to stop blogging then you will be missed but there is no reason in continuing something you don’t enjoy anymore; life is too short for that. And if you do decide to stop then I want to say thank you for posting for so long already :) xx

  3. I know this feeling. I’m kind of in a slump myself. I’d give it up completely but then once in a while I feel like writing and I post five posts in a row (that hasn’t happened in a long time). Then I’m thankful that I didn’t blow up my blog and I still have a place write and get feedback. I wish I could encourage you. I don’t know what the future of blogging will be but I’m right there with you with with the lack of enthusiasm. xo

  4. I say keep it. Write when you feel the desire to write. I enjoy reading your posts and seeing your illustrations. Sporadic is fine by me.

  5. Oh, I also always look forward to reading your blog posts and have always wondered how you were able to blog all the time and be so creative and draw so many comic strips. I always envied you for that since I have never been able to do it, and now, since you are considering quitting and only using Facecrap, eeeewww. Are you going to quit all together? I keep my blog up and just post sporadically so I have memories for my kids. I guess I can just go look on you Flickr pages for yours now then, huh?

  6. What Helen wrote is pretty much how I feel about your blogging :) I enjoy your comic strips about your family is so sweet and sometimes I see a reflection of my family, silly I even show my husband!

    I’ll miss reading, but In the end do what feels right for you :) good luck with whatever decision!

  7. Yep, I know the feeling. Although I wouldn’t say I’m struggling, exactly. It’s more like I’m out of the habit. But I think I’ll probably get back to it eventually. I’m okay with having a year or more of sporadic posts. And I don’t care if you only post once a month. It’s still nice to read your posts when they’re there!

  8. I’ve only just discovered you! It wasn’t me, was it? :) for me, sometimes the blogging ideas surge forth, and sometimes the inspiration dries up. I think that is just the way it is, so I only write when I have something to say. Give yourself a break, if you want to! Come back when you are burning with inspiration. Xo.

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