I have thought long and hard about this decision I've finally made, and it has not come easily. I've decided to walk away from blogging, at least for now. I began this blogging adventure in September of 2010 and have had lots of fun along the way. Blogging in those first couple of years was joyful....there was kind of an innocence about it. The friends I made (and still have a few) were so kind and eager to share just the simple everyday things of life. Very few had sponsors, and most of us were just eager to share with each other.
Sadly, many things have changed in this "Blog World." There is such a competitive vibe now. For many it seems, they have to be constantly changing something or buying something to make their homes more picture-perfect. And there are so many "fashion bloggers" now....if you don't shop at Nordstroms, well...! Please don't think this is "sour grapes" on my part...maybe it's my age, who knows. I just find it very annoying to attempt to read someone's post and have ads popping up between every paragraph or photo. I realize those of you who have sponsors have no control over this, and God bless you if you need to go this route to have additional income for your family. I truly wish you much success. I just miss the days when it felt like good friends chatting over coffee or hearing the latest news over the back fence. I guess it does sound like an "age thing!"
I don't regret any part of these last 10 years, and the very close bond I've made with some of you bring tears to my eyes. You've warmed my heart more than you can imagine, and your kindness when I was battling cancer gave me so much strength. I will forever be grateful.
All that being said, I cannot totally cut the apron strings. I'm not shutting down my blog, but it will be inactive. I've decided that sharing on IG might be the best thing for me, and if you want to follow me that way, you can find me HERE. I'll be always grateful to hear from you.
Most truly yours,