Friday, May 11, 2012

My thoughts on Blogging

Firstly, thank you all so much from the bottom of my heart. Your comments brought tears to my eyes, literally. It is amazing how you can feel so much love through people you have never met. I truly wish that I could meet every single one of you. I consider you friends and just was beyond myself with how amazing you all made me feel.

A few of you even advised that you have gone through the same thing and it gave me an added sense of peace that truly everything is going to be just fine.

OK, so I want to tell you how I felt during my break from blogging, I felt great. It was still habit to log on but I didn’t feel pressured to do anything. If I wanted to I could read your blogs and I didn’t feel that I had to make my presence known. I almost felt like a little spy, a little spy reading your blog and you not knowing. That feels good. Hmm, I sound like a little creeper, don’t I? But you should try it, it does feel good.

Since the break was going so well, I was almost nervous that I wouldn’t want to go back to blogging again. So I decided to look at my old blog posts and seriously it was such an eye opener. I’ve been blogging since January 2010. I’ve basically seen a timeline of my life for the last two years. That is so incredible to me. Things that I would have easily forgotten have been saved because of this blog.

So I decided that unless there is another form of blogging in the future, I won’t give this up. The memories that have been recorded on this blog are priceless and I couldn’t have it anyway.

Would I take a break again? Probably. Everyone needs to be reminded of a good thing.

Will I ever stop blogging? Probably not. This blogging thing is a part of me.

I’m excited to be back. I no longer feel this pressure. I feel free. I feel like I can take on this blogging on my own time, my own pace, damn the guilt. I got rid of him.

And since I know that you all would like to know what I did on my break, {insert sarcasm here} I made sure to take a few pictures that way those memories can still be recorded on this blog. You’re welcome.

31 comments:

Melissa said...

Glad you're back but that you enjoyed your break! Sometimes it's much needed!

I would have forgotten a lot of stuff L did this past year if I didn't blog. It's a great way to keep track of everything

MerelyMarie said...

I'm happy to hear Mr. Guilt is gone...I left his butt too. Ha! We don't need the stress :)
Yay!!! Glad you're back!

Sarah said...

Yay, yay, yay! Do it for yourself, not other people! Well, a little bit for other people :)

Ashley said...

I can totally relate to how you feel on taking a break from blogging. Sometimes you just gotta unplug. I think its okay to do that. I've unplugged from Blogger, Twitter and FB a couple times. It's refreshing :) I also have felt like a lil' creeper hahha...not blogging, but signing on and reading all your favorite blogs.

I sooo wish I could meet ALL of my favorite bloggers too!! We should totally coordinate an annual blogger meetup :)

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YeamieWaffles said...

I feel a little selfish when writing this comment Faith because it's not really an impartial one. I won't lie that I'm curious, curious to read more and more about you and Sean like when you guys think about having children and stuff so I'm really glad that you're staying. Blogging does work really well as a form of recording a timeline of your life, it's incredibly useful.

DC Squared said...

I'm new to this blog so I'm sooo glad you are going to keep on keeping on!! :o)

DC Squared said...

And like Ashley said it's definitely okay to take a break and unplug for a little bit and then you come back REFRESHED and ready to go! :)

THE mom said...

Its like being free...Free to just "spy" (LOL) and free to say whatever you want whenever you want. :-)

redwhitebride said...

Faith: i'm glad you enjoyed your break and, more so, that you will continue blogging. i'll be here waiting for updates from you. it's such a pleasure following you, truly. :)

CeCe @Frugalista Married said...

Glad you will keep blogging. Obviously, no one is going to forget about you if you don't post 5x per week! We love your blog. I think that's the thing. Pace yourself. There are times I have more to say then other times. When the well runs dry I'll sit on posts and put something up about once a week. That way I don't feel burdened to come up with something new to post. I also had to stop commenting on every single post from every blogger. It's just not possible!! Welcome back.

Carolyn said...

That's the way I look at blogging too! I'm so glad you're sticking around. :)

Jenni@Story of My Life said...

Glad you're back, Faith... I had a feeling you would be. ;P

I've had to make serious adjustments to my blogging routine, too. I now only read the blogs I truly enjoy, but don't feel pressure to comment all the time. I comment when I feel led or have time to, and often I catch up on people's blogs all at once if I haven't been by in a few weeks. You just do what you can do, and don't feel too much pressure about it. Blogging is a part of me, too... I totally feel you on that! The memories you record are priceless.

Have a great weekend, beautiful. :)

Brittany said...

Yay! Please yay with us! I know what you mean about enjoying a break from blogging...it's definitely an eye opener. But I feels good to come back too! :)

LWLH said...

So glad you enjoyed your break and came back with a refreshed blogger attitude.

I think that is the important thing, not to get wrapped up in it all and just do it because you enjoy it.

Amber L said...

So glad to have you back.......Everyone needs a break sometimes!

Kimberly said...

Welcome, welcome, WELCOME! So happy to hear that you have come to a place where you can blog happily minus any sense of guilt. On another note, I am sorry to here about the fibroids, I've had cysts and a ton of family that have had fibroids... Keep praying. You will come to a decision on what is best for you and the hubby. xoxox

Melinda said...

Yay! Welcome back lady! And, lots of prayers for you after yesterday's post. Hang in there. =)

Nancy said...

Reading your blog became like brushing my teeth, a good habit to have :)
I feel like you are a true friend, even though we've never met :) I hope we can some day.
You are funny, bright, encouraging, and it's so great to see a couple that is in love & doing fun things like traveling, going out with friends, you are just a breath of fresh air!

Whitney@Keeping Up with the Cyperts said...

Glad you are back! I definitely missed you! Blogging is alot of work, I have to frequently take breaks from it and then when I feel like blogging again I'll do it. I feel ya! Just go at your pace and when you feel that pressure that's when you know it's break time! : )

Pegster said...

I am so happy you are back. I so enjoy your blog :). Take as many breaks as you need. I am not going to lie I followed you for over a year in the dark without ever commenting and it felt great :). I was definitely a stalker.

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Once the preassure is gone its so much more fun! Glad
Your back Faith....your smile was missed:-)

Monique said...

You are too cute! I'm glad you relieved your self of the pressure. I have done the same. I was forced to, due to my busy schedule and I agree it does feel great. Hope your having a lovely weekend!

Megan said...

I'm so glad that you are back!! You have been very missed!

GlamorousGirl said...

cute!!!

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toi said...

glad you are back. i am not getting the time i wish i could have to blog, but that's fine with me because though i love blogging, i know that i am not wasting time and nobody is going to blame me.

Sarah said...

Yay! Welcome back....you were missed!

Jenna said...

I am soo happy to have you posting again! I feel very, very similarly about blogging. It can really get overwhelming at times, but ultimately I love having a record of my life- especially those little things that I would have surely forgotten!

Steph said...

So glad you stopped by my blog because it led me to yours. I too, had to step away from blogging for a bit because it was too much at one point. I didn't want to add any unneccessary stress to my already hectic schedule. But, like you, I realized I love my blog as a timeline of my life. So now, I blog when I can and I don't feel bad if I don't check in everyday. I am looking forward to following your little timeline too!

Bridget Hedger said...

Glad you're back! I have also been vacant..working out hardcore and working two jobs doesn't leave me much time to blog..not to mention I don't have a lot of following and idk..not a good enough excuse but I need to get back into it it's just I mainly blog about food and I'm cooking a lot of the same stuff right now..err new hobbie? Well regardless I'm glad you're back I missed you!

Kathy C. said...

...I want to take a moment to take full credit for you starting this blog. lol To think you used to say, "I don't know if this is me"... so glad you changed your mind!