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I have been seeing a certain conversation, about blogging, pop up here and there. I was so sad the other week when Anna over at my favorite blog, Absolutely Beautiful Things, decided to take a break (but how happy my little heart is that she is now back).  And there have been plenty of others that have been on the same route or at least having the same conversation. Vicki Archer, of French Essence, wrote a fabulous post that is well worth reading regarding the matter.
I know for myself, and I’m a fairly new blogger, this has been so fun but it has also added more business and a lot of times unnecessary stress. Sometimes just the everyday is hard enough to keep up with let alone a blog. However, this blog has been somewhat of an escape from the everyday and an outlet for a little creativity that was very much lacking in my life. I am only hoping that all of this brings about a little bit of a freedom for all of us to just post when we can and if we can’t that day, or even that week, than we just can’t. And if we can’t return all of the comments its not because we don’t want to, its just sometimes we can’t. I love hearing from all of you and I love visiting all of your gorgeous inspiring blogs but if you are having a time and can’t comment back or visit me, no worries. It just must be a busy day. We all could use a little extra grace and understanding every now and again! And we are all doing the best that we can….Happy pressure free blogging to all of you, dears!
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  • LovingPrettyThings
    Commented on March 4th, 2009 at 6:39pm

    I couldn’t agree more with Vicki Archer! Pressure-free blogging is how I’ve viewed my blog, as well – I love reading the feedback, but know that there are lots who can appreciate my blog w/out leaving feedback. I love leaving comments too, because I feel it has potential to be the only bright spot in one’s day. This blog world is amazing.

    Just today I posted my grateful heart to all those reading my little Blog. I love your blog, it is quite, ahem, “lovely” and I thank YOU for putting a piece of you out there for being a sweet outlet for my everyday!

  • Maggie May
    Commented on March 4th, 2009 at 9:58pm

    I’m glad you are relieving yourself of pressure you don’t think is worthwile- that’s always good!

  • my favorite and my best
    Commented on March 4th, 2009 at 10:42pm

    totes!

  • Aubrey
    Commented on March 4th, 2009 at 11:35pm

    This is simply too true…I'm trying to keep up my blog while i work full-time & play mommy to my two kids. It's a chore in itself! We all deserve breaks now and then.

  • annechovie
    Commented on March 5th, 2009 at 12:28am

    Perfectly put, Trina! I second that.

  • LissyLou
    Commented on March 5th, 2009 at 2:29am

    Great post! x

  • Sara
    Commented on March 5th, 2009 at 2:29am

    I just love this post

  • belinda graham
    Commented on March 5th, 2009 at 4:57am

    ahh yes! well you already read my thoughts on this! it’s worked though – stripping back the content and posting less regularly has made me much happier and less stressed and more proud of my little blog. and didn’t seem to lose too many readers by the changeover, which was a bit of a bonus! looking forward to reading your stress-free posts – they’ll reflect this new blogging philosophy xxx
    http://www.thehappyhomeblog.com

  • paula
    Commented on March 5th, 2009 at 8:10am

    oh, dido. Do kids still say that anymore?

  • sarah
    Commented on March 5th, 2009 at 9:14am

    I completely agree. I love posting but if I can’t get it done, I don’t want to stress about it. I have many more things to stress over (teething twins, bills, forgetting mom’s birthday, etc).

    Meanwhile, I love your blog. Just don’t feel the pressure to post just to keep ME happy. ;)

  • Miz.November
    Commented on March 5th, 2009 at 2:56pm

    You know, I’m quite new at this blog stuff. I rarely get comments. I have no official followers. But, like you, I kinda feel that blogging is sort of an escape in itself. I have always been one to save things that inspire me. I have tons of collages and so many folders full of fashion photography that its kinda rediculous. But now I have a new way to share inspiration and thought. And reading everyone else’s blogs is surely a spot of sunshine in my day.

  • Brandi
    Commented on March 5th, 2009 at 3:01pm

    Very well put and I completely agree. Happy day to you

  • Suzy
    Commented on March 6th, 2009 at 1:07am

    Well said!

  • pve design
    Commented on March 8th, 2009 at 2:07pm

    I think it is important that each of us find our own way, our own voice, our own bit of loveliness, and none of it is worth causing stress. My blog has connected me to so many, that otherwise, I would never have made, met or inspired.
    We all need to assess our own blogs and what we are looking for, be it escape, connect or to have a forum for lovely things. I view it as all good, even the breaks.
    pve

  • Kimberlee
    Commented on March 10th, 2009 at 8:04am

    Oh I hear you trina, This is supposed to be all about sharing beautiful things, escaping from the daily grind and who would have thought we would meet some fabulous people on the way – so when did it get so stressful? I think I make it stressful for myself, thinking if I don’t post every day everyone won’t come back. And I get stressed when people leave lovely comments and I don’t get back to them or head over to their blog which I know they have poored hours into as I have mine. Keeping the balance between the feeling of freedom and creativity and obligation is a fine one for blogging, and as soon as it becomes obligation then you can be guaranteed it isn’t enjoyable, even for those reading what you have written for the sake of creating a post. Here is to doing it out of love of beautiful things and the desire it to share with others rather than obligation and stress! x

  • anonymously chic
    Commented on March 19th, 2009 at 5:01pm

    i was actually thinking about this very topic today, as i was feeling quite stressed at work and didn’t have any time to blog, much less visit other blogs. i’m happy i’m not the only one that feels unnecessary pressure. thanks for the perspective!

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