Sunday, June 20, 2010

Honesty

There seems to be only two reasons why people stop blogging:
    a) There is nothing happening to post about.
    b) There is too much happening to make a coherent post without the risk of posting a rant.
As strange as it may seem. I have both of these reasons for my la ck of posting. I have mainly dedicated this blog to sharing the things I make and the things that inspire me. Lately however, I have been less than inspired, nothing comes to mind when I see my blank canvas. I don't feel like going into the craft room or look around in fabric stores. That thing, that energy that made me want to stay past any one's bedtime to finish off a project was gone. I tried to force it, but only managed to ruin some good materials in the process. So in a way, I had nothing to show. Nothing.
I still felt like writing, a lot. But not about crafts. Many times I started a new post, sort of like an update with the things that had been going on.Some were good things, but most were not. Still I faltered, it seemed to go against the blogs purpose to post personal things. Some bits even seemed like rants. My intention was not to lay a burden into someone when they read my posts. They were supposed to feel better after they came by, not the same or worse. So they never got published. I regret that. I really do. Because it seems that by omitting what was happening I was being dishonest. It filled me with guilt to just abandon the blog like that. I browsed for inspiration, and nothing came. I started other hobbies, but felt too guilty to write about it.
But today I woke up sure of myself. Things had to change or this blog would just die as surely as my other attempts at blogging failed. So things will change, some might like it, and some might not. I have made good friends from blogging, and I hope the like the change.
Its nothing drastic really, it will just be more personal and less strict. There will be no more schedules, things should not be forced. I will talk more about the things that matter to me: my family, my University and my other hobbies besides crafting. I'm also changing the look of the blog, its a work in progress for now.
     
   I really want to know your opinion about this!
                                 Love,
                                       Maria Isabel

4 comments:

  1. ya lost your mojo a bit, it happens, it'll come back and you'll be back to your creative best. as for your postings, this is your blog, it's an exstension of you, good/bad, crafting or not, if people don't wanna read the other stuff they don't have to, im sure you've noticed mine meanders all over the place, it was never sposed to. blog what you want, i'll let ya know if ya bore me :P

    nuthin but love for you & what you do , bumpo

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  2. I only started following recently and I was missing your posts. I also recently fell into a blogger rut, so i just stopped for a week and recharged. I'll continue to read, whatever you write. Best of luck!!

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  3. Dear Isabel, it's great to have you back in blogland! I know what you're talking about - for this year has been particularly hard on me - so much tension in work due to the crisis in media, so much to worry about, and so little time to paint (and blog)! Still i feel that blogging lifts my spirit. It's not about being dishonest but adressing the bit in me that is above problems. The ideal for me is to achieve a mix of private things and art/decorative things, and i'm still experimenting as well. Let's just keep going - nobody's perfect and that's so sympathic!

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  4. Welcome back! Sometimes I get stressed out about finding enough stuff to blog about that is worthwhile ...but in the end, the more true you are to yourself, and honest, the more people will enjoy it! Do what makes you happy, or vent about what makes you sad, and write about it, and people will identify with you. Good luck!

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