Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Tell me if you've heard this one before...


In this recent-ish post I alluded to a thought I had about blogging and memory keeping and what not. Well, I am back to put a little explanation to this abrupt blurt-out. And I was going to sit on this post a little bit longer, but now that I've finished typing it, it just feels like the right thing to do.

On Blogging Burnout

I have decided that I don't actually care about this blog anymore. I no longer have my free Fridays that used to see me create and post content for weeks at a time. In the evenings, I have a house to maintain, and homework to help out with all by myself. And the last thing I want to do is spend more time on the computer after a long day at work spent doing just that. And when I do have spare time, I would much rather spend it on making art, or scrapbooking, or hanging out with BFF. Or pretty much anything other than this space. Gah, if I never have to edit another bad photo again...

I have enough stress in my life without adding the imagined guilt of not maintaining my blog. And that's silly stress that I would rather do without. And that I can do without...it's an easy fix after all. And blogging is supposed to be fun, it used to be fun. And if it's not (and it's not), then what's the point?!

In closing, something had to give and I am afraid it's the blog. I will (hopefully) continue documenting my adventures via some sort of scrapbooking method. And if not, oh well. What a change of life I am experiencing! What turmoil, and change, and finding myself...it's a hell of a lot of work!

It's been 10 years shy a month that I have been blogging. TEN YEARS! I still have ideas (loads of ideas, as evidenced in my super long drafts folder!) and I still love blogs, but I just don't have it in me anymore.

I realize that I could have just drifted off into the ether, and stopped posting. Some people might not have even noticed. But some of you would have, and it is for you (and for me) that I write this farewell post. And with that, I'm not sure what else there is to say. Except to thank you for being here. Thank you to the friendships I have made and nourished thanks to this space. Thank you to all the people who commented and made me feel like I am not alone in this world. Thank you for your encouragement, and your jokes, and your kind words. Thank you. And goodnight...

Thank goodness for Instagram, amiright?!
later loves

7 comments:

  1. Bummer to see you stop but can't argue with those reasons. If you ever fancy some English afternoon tea and your heading to Sherwood Park give me a shout! Have fun with that extra time xxx

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  2. It's been great getting to know you & reading your blog. Funny how into blogging I was for a while, then it sort of suddenly just stopped. Guess that happens; life happens, and you have to live it! good luck; yep, thank goodness for instagram! ;)

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  3. Oh my god!! No!!!! I already miss you! No!!!! I might cry! Oh my word. What! Maybe I'll come back and comment when I've absorbed this loss. Man do I love you!

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  4. So sorry to hear you're leaving the blogosphere. I really enjoyed and looked forward to your posts. I'll just have to stalk you on Instagram then lol

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  5. Gahhh! I have been totally MIA from blog world and I totally missed this farewell. I will notice. I have noticed. My life got nutty, but I'm here now and I'm going to miss you. But yes, blogging can be a total energy suck that can make you feel like a bag of turds. I totally understand. I support this decision (and might follow suit in the not so distant future) and I'm SO FUCKING GRATEFUL FOR INSTAGRAM and MAIL! How else would I know what's going on with my lovely friend in Edmonton.

    I love you! I'll miss you! But I'll still be around and I won't let this blog break up tear us apart. No siree. I choose you! Bye bye Not LadyLike.

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  6. So missing you....

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  7. Yes I am a horrible friend I only check back every so often....But I want you to know I love you! and I will continue to stalk you via instagram!

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