I posted last 5 days ago. I know I said I would be around, but that day I was thinking...surprise surprise. I started blogging 2 years ago with blogspot and changed over to this blog a year ago. I have been of the mindset lately that I need to blog or the rest of my readers will leave me. Or that I need to only post the best stuff or people will think my blog is a joke. I was thinking the other day about why I care so much. I started blogging 2 years ago for me. I wanted a little place on the internet to hold my creations. Also I thought it would be neat for my splurge ladies to have a place for a bit of inspiration throughout the month when they weren't at class. Seriously, lately I look at blogging as a burden. I hate that. I post for reasons other than why I started. I know that my sporatic posts have made it so many of my readers barely check up on my blog anymore. But I guess what I am trying to say is that, yes, I miss my readers, but I am going back to why I started my blog to begin with. I don't need to be the best stamper out there, be on tons of design teams, or have 1000's of viewers a day...I mean that would be nice, but those things are not what makes me who I am. I am a stay at home mother to three very busy children aged 5, almost 8 and 9.5 years. I am a wife, daughter, sister, etc...and I am a stamper. I don't need the numbers of my daily viewers or comments on my blog to determine who I am.
Ugh, I am really trying not to sounds poor me here, just late night writing. I guess I have realized that I was really affected by how popular/well known I wasn't and that is not who I want to be. I stamp because I love it, it is very theraupuetic. I don't want to stamp because I will lose readers if I don't. I am not sure if this even makes sense to anyone or not. I am not even sure why I am writing this publically on my blog. But I am sure that any post after this, I will enjoy! :)
ETA: I am not saying that anyone that is on design teams, has tons of readers and comments a day, etc is blogging for the wrong reasons...this is soley about me. I mean, heck, one day I would love to be on a design team or have lots of readers who love what I do....but I will not get there by forcing myself to create and blog. Just one step at a time and enjoy the process is how I am going to do it.