Tuesday, 2 August 2016
why I won't close my blog
Because this kind of blogging that I do - sharing photos of my everyday life and things I like - keeps me grounded.
I briefly mentioned in this post that I have been considering closing my blog in favour of things like handwritten journaling and annual photo book making. Thank you so much for the comments on that post and on Instagram. In addition to a summer break from blogging, your comments have made me think and reconsider - I won't close my blog.
I have written about it before; the reasons for why I share my everyday life with all of you. Those reasons are pretty much the same reasons for why I blog. As I mentioned in the beginning of that post, I wrote a daily journal for many years. For some reason I stopped this writing; instead documenting my daily life through photos unintentionally more or less took its place, especially after I got my first digital camera.
Journaling either through writing or photography has been an important part of my life for so long now, I can't and won't stop. It's a habit that I love and treasure. I really enjoy looking back and read/see what my/our life was like before - both the good things and the gloomy things. Journaling is memory keeping, chaos control and therapy.
Blogging takes time. Now that I'm a mother of two I realise how precious me-time is. And it will be even more precious in August when I start my new job and studies. Why not just use Instagram? I use it actively anyway. Because I need the order and system of things that I have created here in my space. I'm an organised girl, you know! And keeping things tidy and organised keep me sane.
I have decided to keep blogging for a while longer. I don't think the posts will be very varied; I'll continue the "life, week x" and "things I like lately" series - because these are the weekly life "reports" that I need to do for myself. I'll also share photos from my "a roll of film a month" project. When I feel extra inspired I might share a recipe, a weekly dinner menu, a flashback or a photo an hour.
So, nothing very exciting happening over here (after all). Please follow along, if you want to - I appreciate the company!