It's been a notably long time since I properly posted, and as I think long and hard about the act of blogging I wonder if my expectations for this are different from the truth.
I love writing, but when it comes to writing a blog, I struggle. I love crafting, but when I get caught up in the social media of it all, I find myself stressed and seeing it as a job. Makn't e no mistake -- I genuinely want to share my work and view the work of others, but I wish I didn't have to sit behind a computer to do it.
Since crafting a blog and twitter for Lenore Lenore, I've been avoiding work. It's been a flurry of "what will my readers want" and "what will make this brand popular". All in all, I think I've lost myself in this trek to get a store online.
I don't want to give up blogging, tweeting, sewing, or knitting. But I think I need a new approach -- making the things I love first, and figuring out how to present them second. I don't want to look at a sewing project and think "what pictures of a process can I take to blog about this later". I just want to do it, and if I take photos, awesome. If not, there's always the finished result.
I haven't had this blog long, but already it's a learning experience. I need to be me, not someone else. And in order to do that, I need to find my own methods, instead of trying to copy someone else's and hope I learn to love it. So often I see people complain about how they need to "update their blog", but the best blogs are by those people who really seem to enjoy it. I want to find that bliss with this blog.
Interestingly, of all the posts I've made on this blog, this was the one that came easiest. I have no one to impress with this, I'm just trying to understand.