A Collection of Photos & Words
Thursday, October 8, 2015
I loved this post from Lindsay where she recalls "the old school days of blogging". Back when people blogged simply to have a place to collect their thoughts, journal their family photos, and share what was currently inspiring them. No one was worried about monetizing or building entire communities or watching their stats on a frequent basis. I really connected with her sentiments.
I'm currently in one of my "burnt out from social media" phases and really long to go back to my first love - blogging. I've been blogging since 2007 when I found out I was pregnant with my firstborn. Eight years ago! I remember being enamored with this particular form of creative expression. But somewhere along the way I started caring what other people thought. And started thinking my little blog should be bigger or better or more like other blogs that I followed. And not surprisingly, unless you're willing to make blogging your full time job, it's almost impossible to stand out. And why was I trying to do that anyway? All I really want is a journal of our lives...a collection of photos and words. Not the full picture of course. Just the parts that I choose to post here.
For example, I took the photos above at a local pumpkin patch yesterday. My daughter has a school project where she has to go on a "Fall Walk" and document all that she sees, hears, tastes, touches and smells. I handed her my camera and she got some great photos from her own little perspective and she'll have to compile them all into a report along with a description of her sensory experience. I love this assignment. Because it reminds me how much I love to document my experiences in words and photos. And that's my inspiration as I continue to blog. Thanks for visiting me here. :)