Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Indecisive Ida

I had put down on my Facebook status that I was shutting Skillywidden down and keeping it as a personal journal. But I don't really want that; I like updating everyone with pictures and stories and tidbits. The problem is that while I was pregnant and tired and hurting nonstop, I just got so burned out, and I haven't shaken that feeling quite yet, but I want to. Because of my lack of updating, the number of people who actually look at my blog has gone down to less than 10. When I very first starting writing a blog, I loved it and felt I was good at it. I want to enjoy it again, and will make more of an effort to get back to where I was before my pregnancy turned me into a shell of my former self. It's funny - my pregnancy with Ewan was mostly okay, but with Fynn and with Corgan - my butt was totally kicked. I used to be an avid gardener, but during my pregnancy with Fynn, I lost all interest and haven't really gotten it back yet. Then with Corgan it was my writing that I fell out of love with - and I haven't gotten it back, either.

Well, whatever the reason, I'm going to make an effort from now. I'm going to try to actually write something every day - not really for the sake of updating, but to get me back into the groove of writing. I do love to write, and always have. So you'll be hearing more from me.

I think.

9 comments:

Sarah Smiles said...

YAY. ;)

Erica said...

GOOD!!!!!!

Shannon said...

Good! I love your voice, and that is what got us all reading in the first place, of course the kids are adorable too!

Here's to hoping you fall back in love with a passion again!

Kristy said...

Yay! I was sad when I read you were shutting it down.

Jenny said...

I'm so glad, because I love reading your blog. But I too have been rather blah when it comes to posting...maybe you'll inspire me.

Cheree said...

Hey there. I like reading your blog too – and I check in fairly frequently. I’m just really bad about commenting . . . I’ll try to be better about that – I promise! Comments or not – you are a wonderful writer!

Sarah Young said...

Boy can I relate. Since Justin's layoff I feel like I've been so stressed, depressed or busy that I've kind of lost that joy and love of blogging and writing. Doesn't it just suck when you get thrown off track? Well I'm glad you're not shutting down Skillywidden. Even though I'm not on here as much as I used to be, I still enjoy checking in and seeing what you're up to!

Belly Monster's Mama said...

Funny, I basically had the same experience, but it was after I had my daughter. I had readers-o-plenty prior to her arrival, but after? Not so much. I guess people were only interested in what new shoes I bought of how many drinks I had at the wedding I went to, because that was the only time people seemed to be interested anymore. But since my life revolved around my newly hatched kiddo, so too did my blog revolve around writing about motherhood. I decided to scrap my old blog entirely and start anew... without ever telling any of my old followers (some of them being immediate family and very close friends) where to find me. I have to say, while I rarely get comments, it feels good to not have to edit what I'm writing to suit the audience. PS - love you blog design, that's how I found you - through the photography site. You now have a new follower in me. PSS - I'm a cat freak too (I have 4) and I'm SO sorry about Flex... I was so sad to read that...

Mubeen said...

I was bummed when you said you were going to shut it down. I feel the way you do but I blog now for me. Anyway, I feel like this is the only connection I have with you so don't shut me out! lol..keep writing, you're good at it! It also helps that you are a blunt person and say whatever without caring what others think. It makes people like me realize that "I'm not the only one going through that..." xoxo