It’s been a long time since I wrote a post about blogging or about my goals for this space. For some reason, it just feels like the time, ya know?
I don’t know how many readers are out there these days, sure I look at my stat numbers daily but I’m not sure how many of those people come and stay. Or how many of my older readers are still around. Comments have become non-existant and as a result I’ve pondered getting rid of them completely.
I’ve had this space for such a long time. Officially I purchased my domain, likeabirdblog.com in August of 2009, just before I left home to attend art school. This space has seen so many changes but none so drastic as in the past year, I think.
Since becoming a mother and really trying to get my mental health to be…well healthy, I’ve learned some things about myself. I used to post weekly round ups, posts of stuff that was pretty, posts just to post. And it started to drag me down. I took a step back from my blog, from my intentions and from myself and took a good hard look at what was really important and what I really wanted in my life. So I’ve been posting with intention, posting content that calls to me and nothing more.
I try not to fill my life, my feeds or my blog space here with things that I find unimportant (note: completely my own opinion). I realize that the type of lifestyle blogs that talk about day to day life, that post link ups and weekly favorite things posts have a place, but that place is not here. It used to be and perhaps I’ve driven away some views because of this change but do you want to know something?
That’s okay. It’s okay because hopefully I’ve gained the views from the people who need me more. I feel like I still haven’t found my blog in the blog world. I try to surround myself and the content I read with women like me, women who want to help others and are focused on self awareness and introspection but…I still feel left out.
There is a part of me that wants so badly to be one of the popular ones, one of the ones that everyone links to and talks about. One of those bloggers who people email for advice and ask how their life is. But I’m not. I want to be that because I know I know I know so deeply in my heart that there are women, teens, bloggers, artists out there who suffer like I do and who feel so alone.
I want so badly to just reach out and connect. Connect. Connect.
But I’m still struggling with that part of the process. In other blog news, I have a new design and new branding look designed, has been for months now. I just haven’t found the time to code it. Anyone interested in coding it for me? ha!
So, my question to you out there who are hopefully reading and visiting this space: what are you looking for? What kind of posts in the last 3 months have you enjoyed the most? What could you do without? Please share with me in the comments below.