Maybe not the best idea sometimes, thinking out loud. But I think I should be able to keep it clean
I want to thank everyone who responded when I sent out a call for advice regarding where I am going with this blog. I asked a bunch of questions, and got lots of helpful replies. I appreciate each and every response, and it was very helpful. At the end of it all I now feel more confident of what I want to do.
Firstly, I am staying right here on WordPress dot com. One of the main reasons is that I really love the Reader, and I want to stay a part of that. I also cannot justify paying for self hosting a site when this blog exists solely for my pleasure, enjoyment, and social interaction. I have also decided against monetizing the blog, as I prefer to keep it for personal use, and will be looking to streamline the appearance even further, so as to de-clutter it.
I have decided to concentrate on writing. This means articles which I plan on submitting to various online sites and magazines, and I also want to concentrate on the novel I have started. It has changed track, as the story I was working on felt like I was pushing uphill. I then had a massive lightbulb moment regarding the plot, and I have just about started from the beginning again. I am finding that my head is bubbling over with ideas, so this feels much better.
Does anyone else think in “blog”?
I had been on a roll in the kitchen lately, cooking and photographing up a storm, and sharing it all to my food blog. So I guess it was inevitable that I would hit a brick wall. I am still cooking (obviously), but it has somehow all ended up being either a bit boring and not worth sharing, or not photo worthy. I made the most amazing osso bucco the other night, and took photos all the way through, and then for the life of me I couldn’t get the money shot. It just looked like a mess no matter which way I turned the plate or which camera setting I used. So I still haven’t uploaded it. Hubby and I also made polenta chips last night. I have all the photos, everything we did, but I don’t know if I will make it again as it was very time consuming. I also don’t know if anyone else would be interested in making chips that take so long. So do I share it?
Speaking of food, I really think it’s time to say farewell to sugar once and for all. I tried a lemon detox last year which was a disaster, but my digestive issues have returned in full force of late. Constant bloating no matter how much I eat or don’t eat, and a general feeling of discomfort, tiredness, and a massive afternoon energy slump. Now I should add that I have become a lolly junkie of late, with snakes and fruit jubes being consumed in scary quantities. And I know it’s not good. I also think I need to have another break from carbs and starches, and go back to the lean protein and vegies that I know make me feel healthier, stronger, and lighter. Yeah, I know all about what I have to do. I just need to do it.
I have also been slightly worried by the amount of SomeECards I find on Pinterest that I love and relate to. They almost invariably involve swearing.
Finally, I have been feeling quite down lately, just really feeling like I was struggling with everything a bit. And I have come to rely on some of the friends I have made through blogging. I love the support, the conversations, and the sharing. So a big thanks, and a hug to some of you special ladies. You know who you are
See you all round the blogosphere,