Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Well, Maybe Not a Complete Hiatus

First off, I just want to thank you all for your sweet comments from yesterday's post!  It's easy to get caught up in what other people think/say, and want to immediately start shtting everything down. 

I had a talk with Darren last night after he had read my post.  He didn't think I should let this person get to me, and stop me from doing something that I really enjoy, and where I've made some awesome friends.  I told him it was more than just that other crap I read:  I wanted to spend my time with the people I love the most; do the things I really want to do, with the people I care for most.  But, I realized something....I don't have to completely stop doing it all.  I can just slow down a bit.  So, as far as yesterday's post is concerned, I guess that was my way of saying I am fed up with the nonsense.  I'm sorry if I seem a bit wishy-washy with all of this (trust me, I'm annoyed with me right now) ;-)...but, I generally enjoy blogging and the community I'm apart of.

I'm still peeved about what happened yesterday, don't get me wrong, but, I'm not going to let it defeat me.  If you don't like the way I do things, or what I post about, or what I say, then you don't have to read my blog.  I hate to be that way, but it's the truth.  Some people can be rude/mean/bitches, but, it's not like I didn't know that before.  I just didn't think I would be subjected to it.  Surprise surprise, right?  It's really kind of pathetic if you think about it; it takes a pretty small person to attack others, especially when they did nothing to deserve it.  We are all different.  So, why should I feel like I'm not good enough to keep doing what I do?  I can't believe I let myself feel that way....it's amazing how much 'words' can affect you.

Long story short, I won't be taking a complete hiatus from the blog world, but, I will be slowing down a bit.  I know, yesterday I was all about stopping.  I will still be taking a step back, but, I realized I can't just not blog anymore.  It's part of who I am, and I shouldn't let people bring me down and discourage me from doing something I really enjoy.  I am very sorry for the back and forth posts....I knew I shouldn't have jumped the gun yesterday.

So, with all of that being said, I want to participate in my normal Tuesday link-up with two of my favorite girls, Lauren and Tiffany.
The Austin Family Diary

Today's topic is pretty appropriate for my current mood and with what's been going on.

So, one reason I started blogging....

Well, I started the blog, primarily, to keep family and friends updated with my family.  I wanted a place to post Ryder's stats because I knew I would lose them otherwise, and I wanted a place to post pictures/stories from what we'd been up to other than Facebook.  I wanted a place to write, and to just be me.  I loved reading blogs, so I figured why not start my own. 

I never knew I could make such great friends from blogging.  I guess I really didn't understand blogging when I first started.  I mean, I knew a lot of people did it, but I didn't realize how vast and large the blogging community was.  I started conversing with other bloggers, who I am now happy to call my friends, about similar things we were going through. 

There are blogs I look forward to reading every day, and I couldn't imagine not doing so.  It makes me wonder if people feel the same about my blog.

I started blogging as a way to document our lives; and I keep blogging to do the same.  More importantly, I am going to continue blogging because, I can't imagine not blogging.  Although it may not be as frequest as it was before, I can't imagine not posting anything ever again, or even for a short period.

Happy Tuesday, friends.  Let's make it great! :-)

6 comments:

Kaitlyn's Life and Blogs said...

I'm so glad you are not done blogging. And I am your cd swap partner for tamera and Holly's swap!!! :) :) :)

Samantha Ciaccio said...

I am happy you are sticking around!! Love reading your posts, girly!! :) :)

Tiffany @ Austin Family Diary said...

Definitely a timely post :) Glad you're not taking a complete hiatus.

Darren said...

Well said! You're too strong of a person to let people bring you down. I'm proud of and love you very much!! Continue to inspire!!!

April @ 100lb Countdown said...

Sorry that someone got to you. You are strong. You have a whole community behind you!

Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren said...

I agree with Darren's comment 100%!

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