Tuesday, January 23, 2018

I'm Taking a Step Back...

You may have noticed that I've been a bit quiet lately around here. I have been thinking about this for some time now and finally decided to sit down and write about it. 

Around the holidays with family visiting, followed by sickness hitting our house, I wasn't thinking about blogging very much. I wasn't thinking about crafting much either. I worked hard during the 4th quarter but feel like I didn't get much out of it, at all. Blog times have changed since I started A Glimpse Inside back in 2009, I get that, but to be honest, I miss the old times. So it has been hard for me to come back in the new year excited about blogging.

So with that said, I'm taking a little step back from my little old blog.

I've never been a blogger that stresses over numbers and making money, maybe I should have been, but I see my fellow bloggers that do stress over that stuff and see them freak out over every little fluctuation and I didn't want to do that. I started this blog for fun. I enjoyed it. I didn't want to make it a stressful job. I just wanted to keep it fun and a place for me to connect to others while I share my ideas. I've met some of the greatest people that I am thankful to call my peers and friends by starting this blog.

 I'm not getting rid of the blog, it will always be here. I will still pop in and share projects when I work on them. I will still share family updates. I have a few project ideas in the works so expect to see those soon. The Handmade Hangout Party will still be up every Thursday evening along with Must Have Craft Tips every Friday.

 I just don't want to feel the pressure that I HAVE to work on something to blog about if I don't feel the creative urge to craft. I feel like I am letting people down when I don't blog and I want to put out great content not ok content just to have content. I hope when I do post, that you guys will still be here to check out what I have to share or say. 
We will be moving this year as well, yep-again, so it will be crazy when that time comes around. 

Now I'm not saying I am taking a step back and never coming back to posting regularly but I can't make any promises either. I feel a little lost right now and I feel like I need to find that one thing that I absolutely love to create/do, and work on that for a while. So wish me luck in that department because I have been thinking about that for quite some time as well and I feel like I've had very little motivation or time to actually sit down and truly figure out what I want to do.

 So for now, this is see you soon. When, I'm not sure, like I've mentioned I do have some project ideas to work on, so I'll be back! And I'll always see you on Thursdays and Fridays! :)
Oh, and you can still find me on all my social channels! 

Much love! 
xoxoxo


3 comments:

  1. I totally get it for so many of the same reasons. When I started mine, I was at what I thought was a point where I was getting ready for the next chapter of my life. You have littles ; mine was getting ready to go off to college and I was thinking about positioning myself for retirement from my day job and moving into a creative career. Fast forward 7 years and a lot changed. I still have a demanding day job and don't have as much time as I thought I would to feed and nurture my blog or create but more than that, I'm with you on blogging having changed and the types of fun opportunities that were new seeming to have gone away or in a different direction. I too never wanted to obsess over ever click, analytics#, social media #s etc. and still don't. So I do what I can when I can and still hope to someday transition into a more creative field. But now, in the moment is where we need to be, focused on the things that we need to prioritize.

    Hugs and love Allison.

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  2. Allison, I will sure miss you. I have watched your family grow and your family move around. For everything there is a season. Do not be intimidated to embrace this season that you are in. This might be just the time to seek and to listen. You have reached so many people with your blog and inspired me more than you know.
    May Gods blessings cover you during this time♥️♥️♥️

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  3. Allison, I will missing seeing you around as much. I totally get it and feel a little of what you are feeling. I wish you all the best of luck and do hope that you find those things that bring you joy. Good luck on your move! xo - Katie

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