Jess at the Love List got me thinking a bit more critically about blogging because of this post. I’ve clearly been posting a lot less, even less than my typical once a week or so.
A lot of the blogs I used to read were compelling daily visits because they aligned with my life. Decorating my apartment? Heck yes I want to swallow whole every single decorating blog. Lots of disposable income? Okay, let’s read all these lifestyle/personal style blogs and buy some crap. Now that I’m pretty much done with decorating my apartment, or at least certainly not looking for ideas for a complete redo, and now that we’re trying to stick to a budget so that we can reach some savings goals, all those former favorite blogs are just doing nothing for me. The ones I’m sticking around for are the ones where I either know the blogger personally or really, really like the voice. So, not too many.
And as a result, I feel like I have nothing to blog about since I am neither decorating nor shopping for crap. We were going to renovate our kitchen, but you might have heard that Tumblr was sold, and so we’re holding off on any major purchases for the apartment until we know how this sale shakes out for us. We aren’t holding our breath for anything, but the slim chance we do receive a small share, that could be enough to push our current savings over the edge for a down payment. Thus, the waiting.
The blogging mantra of only showing the most positive parts of your life is wearing thin for me, as well. We’re all complicated people, with more interests than swooning over the newest Kate Spade; I’m ready for something less easily categorized and described. I want to talk about how I think Don Draper is a sociopath, what the eff is going on with the NSA, how my dog puts her head on my pillow like a person (adorable!), the ways in which I love a good chintz, why I’m watching the middling Longmire only because I really really love Katee Sackhoff (or maybe I just really loved her as Kara Thrace and can’t get over it), and yes, the newest Kate Spade obsession.
So basically, my twitter feed (I am so sorry if you follow me on twitter and look for design-related things. I am no good for that). I’m not sure how this shakes out or even what this proposed blog looks it, or if it can work here. I’m just a little tired of half-heartedly hewing to a certain formula, one that has worked marvelously for other people, but not for me.
I’m ready for an old school blogging comeback. Onward!