September 6, 2013

What now?

When I glance at the side bar of my blog I realize that this little engine that could has been chugging along for almost six years. Holy shiz you guys, that is a long time! It's been at a standstill for the past couple of years for many reasons. It's tough being a day in and day out blogger, sometimes you feel inauthentic, sometimes people leave really mean comments, sites like Pinterest and Instagram make it quick to get an inspiration boost, it's a huge time suck, original content...it's a killer, life is hard/good/busy/etc. All of these reasons make it really challenging to stay on top of it. A few weeks ago I was at a family wedding and I was asked why I didn't blog anymore and the truth is a muddle of all of the above things. As my kids have gotten older the hamster wheel of baby and toddlerhood morphs into a completely new dynamic of parenting. The time where they're self sufficient, funny, smart and sassy but also becoming the person that they will always be, and for us it seemed as though it was a time that needed a little privacy. Time to grow as kids and as a family. That doesn't mean that I haven't missed writing, it just meant that I needed time to keep things a little closer to my heart. 


I used to read blogs that had a voice, ones that I could relate to. Not a clone of me but maybe someone who was more brave/scared, busy/bored or quiet/loud than myself. I miss that, reading and hearing an authentic voice. Getting the visual is easy, there are lots of imaged based sites (that I LOVE, don't kid yourself) where we can browse the pretty for hours. But as much as I love pretty I also want to just talk out there to space like I did before. I miss it. So now I'm sort of back to the beginning where my Mom, family and BFFs are the only ones commenting, but that's ok because it's a fresh start. We all could use a fresh start sometimes. So with that I'm welcoming some input. If you've been a reader of my blog way back, I mean waaaay back because it's been awhile what would you like to see here?

6 comments:

spark! (Ada-Marie) said...

Oh Sarah - you have a very authentic voice. I think what interests you will interest your readers and it's ok to keep some of what's running through your head for just you. I totally understand. I feel the same way about my (currently dormant) blog. I hope you are back in whatever form feels right to you!

Luvs2dance said...

just glad to hear your voice again!!!

The Other Jodi said...

I always have comments in my head that I fail to post because I am reading the blog on my phone and it is just too hard to type! I LOVE seeing Sarah's Fab Day in my inbox. Keep writing!!

mamacita said...

I'm so glad you've decided to post again. I miss all my blogging homies--I think we've all been assimilated by the Pinterest borg.

Post about anything in the world. What's turning your key lately?

Sarah's Fab Day said...

Thanks Ada-Mara, Luvs2dance and Jodi! It's nice to feel like I have something to say again even if it's just a little bit.

Mamacita - The Pinterest borg?! Ha! I love the description and the reference. It's the perfect way to describe it, we've all assimilated. Miss you too!

Jessie Artigue said...

I'm still reading, and love hearing ANY thing your pretty little face has to say. :) Glad to hear your well, and think of you every time I'm in AZ! XO