How are you? What have you been up to? I know I know. I’ve been a little quiet here on the blog lately. The thing is, much like everyone else I suspect, I’ve had a lot on my plate. The pace does seem to pick up in the summertime with gardening and friends to see and places to go.
In addition to the usual summertime activities extra blessings have come my way recently. I was recently interviewed by Kim Klassen which allowed the opportunity to connect with new people. Quite by accident I found out that Mark Nepo, an author I adore, was in town to host a weekend workshop and I was lucky enough to get in. Wow, what an experience. Mark is so wise, so kind, so humble. He is the real deal. My heart and mind are still spinning with all that we discussed that weekend. I had also been placed on a wait list to attend an all day food styling / photography workshop on August 1st with Aran Goyoaga from Cannelle et Vanille fame and just found out a few days ago that someone had dropped out so I am in! Can’t wait.
But these are not the only reasons I haven’t blogged in a little while. You see, it seems about every 5 months or so I ask myself “why do I have a blog?” I mean, I don’t have a business and I’m not selling anything so what’s the point? I don’t have a lot of followers, though that really doesn’t bother me. Truth be told I don’t follow a whole lot of blogs myself. It seems so many of the artists I want to follow are on Instagram these days, which is convenient because that means we are all in one place and I don’t have to hop from blog to blog to see what my people are up to.
So, with Instagram changing the way we share with our fellow artists, friends, and family, I’m asking – why blog? Do you have a non-business related blog? How long have you had it? Do you post regularly? Are you thinking of shutting it down, or would you feel lost without it? I’d love to hear.
As I look at my own blog I think maybe I’ll try a new kind of post on a weekly basis and see how that feels, and I hope, if you are comfortable, you will give me some feedback. I will still do my monthly cookbook review but starting next week I’m going to try out something new. Stay tuned!
Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to visit and read through my ramblings!
I hope your day fills you with joy.