what.a.blogging.hiatus.

It's been almost a year since my last post, y'all. I can't pinpoint exactly what happened, but somewhere around the holidays in 2015 I started to feel uninspired. Every time I thought about blogging I felt defeated. 



If you have followed my journey, you probably saw the nearly-year long hiatus coming when I wrote --this post--. I mentioned how so-called blogging mentors/coaches are always preaching about writing for Pinterest. If you're not a blogger and haven't thought about it from this point of view, it's actually intriguing. When you're on Pinterest and you click on a pin that opens up into a new page, chances are extremely high that post is directing you to someone's blog or website. Any blog post on my page can be pinned to Pinterest. Same goes for anyone else's blog posts. So, in essence, blog posts are a major contributor to the world of Pinterest. (Fun fact: In the almost-year I've been away from blogging, my stats continue to say that I get daily traffic even without me promoting a single post. Guess where from... yep. Pinterest.)  

But enough about Pinterest. It's an example I use, but really it includes any method of sharing your posts. The idea is that you're supposed to give people something they need. A recipe. A DIY post. A list of life hacks. SOMEthing that makes people want to share it with others. No one wants to share your post about what you did over the weekend or how you're overwhelmed with life. I get it. It makes sense. But that way of thinking had driven me to a place where I over analyzed every single post I drafted, and eventually never posted.

So long story short, I started feeling pressure to change my writing and, as a result, I pushed it away altogether. Something wouldn't let me let this space go, though. I renewed my .com, I checked my stats, I kept making sure my links were working and I tried to stay active on social media as much as I could. My little corner of the web draws me in, even though I don't know what direction I want to go with it. I guess that's the beauty in writing. I don't need to have a game plan. I just need to do it because it's what makes me happy.

SO much has happened while I was MIA, but that's another post for another day. For now, thank you for hanging in there with me and I can't wait to get back on the blogging train. 

xo