Back into the Swing of Things

I am so glad to be back and I feel like I am on the same track as I was previously blogging. I felt like I was away for so long and then put pressure on myself to produce posts and with that pressure came nothing. Once I went back to blogging the way I used to, the creativity flowed on its own. Turns out the writer’s block came from me.

One thing I am going to change is announcing this and that and then not following through with it. Firstly, that does not look good for my consistency and secondly, it will help me not put so much pressure on myself that I end up with a blank page and a broken promise.

Blogging is supposed to be a fun hobby, a way to share my creativity and a place to meet like-minded individuals.  Which is what I had and for some reason I tried to push for more and that was a mistake on my part. For one, I do not even know what “more” there is. I am glad that I have returned to using WordPress as a relaxing place to let off a little steam. I feel the connections returning and this is the balance I require.

Last year I paid for a premium account, it does of course have its benefits such as my own site name with the .wordpress dropped and access to premium themes, also I had the chance to make some money with ads. Unfortunately none of these benefits are enough for me to pay for another year. I made about $10 for the entire year of paid WordPress and I can not even have that money, as there is a $100 threshold. I do not know what will happen to that balance, but I do not think paying for another 9 years of premium to maybe hit that threshold is worth it, so I suppose that $10 will just have to hang in limbo forever.

It was nice having my own site name, but I can not afford the fee just for that benefit. As for the themes, there are plenty of workable free ones, so it was not a tough choice to not continue with it. So, in the coming months, expect a few changes in the overall look of my blog.

That is where I am currently. I am very glad to be back and writing. I would like to continue sharing my art with you as I work on improving. I will continue posting poetry and also life updates. Oh, and I promise to share the photos from the cruise in an upcoming post!

Thank you for accepting me for who I am and letting me find my way without judgement. Your support and kind words keep the fire burning.

Until next time,  Warm autumn hugs!


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28 thoughts on “Back into the Swing of Things

  1. Small Island Thinker says:

    I’m so pleased you’ve managed to get some balance back and I look forward to seeing whatever comes from you, whenever it comes.
    I agree with the pressure element too and I have always tried to look at my things as a hobby. I thought about a proper website for selling my art but then realised that was the opposite of why I create what I do. I may look at it again in the future but, right now, it’s not about that for me. It’s an added bonus people love my work and I am so very thankful for that xx

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  2. patch405 says:

    Every so often, I get that feeling that says I could be doing ‘more’ with my blog. But then I have to remind myself why I started my blog … and just like you, it was an outlet; a space of my own, to be creative, to record memorable events, to highlight special memories. If someone else gets something out of it – wonderful! But I can’t cater that someone else – otherwise, I lose what’s important to me. Still … I have to remind myself of that all the time!

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