Monday, March 12, 2012

Confessions of a Former Blogger

I somehow ended up with a guest post on A Slob Comes Clean today. Even though I don't really blog anymore.

But over the past few months I've thought about returning to blogging. And this guest post has made me think even harder about blogging again. Which has made me think about why I started blogging and why I stopped blogging.

I started because I like to write and I like to think; I like to process life through writing.

Plus, all the cool kids were doing it.

I stopped because it began to feel like a lot of pressure and like one more thing I had to keep up with. In the past 2-3 years I've really been working on some stuff and life has seemed really messy - not in the physical sense, but messy in my head. Messy, as in, I can't quite bring order to all that is happening to me at the moment and having to write coherent things on a blog is just a tad bit overwhelming.


I'm in a different place now. I have new confidence. I have a new ability to be honest about what I want to do and a new ability to say no to the things I don't want to do. I also feel like my house is much less messy and overwhelming than what it used to be. Perhaps I could pick blogging back up and not feel pressured about it.

I'm still not 100% sure about that, but I have had about 10 posts rolling around in my head for the last month so we'll see what happens.

Anyway, I felt the need to write something new since Nony is linking here today. I don't know why I included a link to my blog in the first place if I am truly no longer blogging. (Maybe that is my subconscious answer about whether or not to pick it back up??) If you clicked over from her blog, thanks for stopping by to visit! Feel free to look around and read some of my past posts, one of my favorites is a true story of how I once accidentally chewed my husband's toenails. (For real.)

Now - I'm off to empty the dishwasher...


WES said...

Welcome back to the fray!--though you were there before I was. I have another solution for you, too (though counter space may be limited): How about a small tv in the kitchen--then you can watch Friends while you're un/loading the dishwasher?

Erin K. said...

Thanks Wes for the comment and the suggestion and for welcoming me back to the fray. :) Honestly, I think it's a good thing for me to not have a TV in the kitchen - part of my problem has been an unwillingness to give up 15 minutes of a mindless rerun in exchange for putting my house in order. Plus, you are right that counter space would be an issue. And if I'm really committed to catching up on my Friends reruns I could also DVR them. I have options - sometimes I just refuse to see them and/or refuse to see that they are symptoms of a larger issue. Which is, perhaps, an entire blog post for another time. ;-)