Surprise! Do you remember me? It’s been awhile. I’ve missed you. I really have. But I’m also very glad I took the break. Allow me to explain a bit…
For those that blog, I think most will agree that it can become very time-consuming, and it’s worthwhile when there’s give and take (ie – you’re having fun, your readers are too, and perhaps there’s some perks on the side with partnerships or sponsors). For me however, the time it was taking started to not feel as worthwhile as it should, and I started to blame myself that this was because my blog didn’t have a purpose. So I started searching for a purpose, and I allowed myself time away from ‘le blog’ in order to do so.
And that’s when it hit me. I can make this blog whatever I’d like. It sounds so simple right. But sometimes it’s hard to see the forest through the trees. I had been feeling like there were certain things I needed to do in order to run a successful blog – post every day, keep up with commenting, manage my Pinterest boards, and Twitter feed, and Facebook page. And that’s not all possible for me and what I want to do with my time.
So I let go of that notion, and I’m telling myself it’s OK if I don’t do all those things, and it’s probably better for my time, my perspective, and my goals if I don’t. And that made me feel a lot better, and enabled me to see more clearly. And only with this self-inflicted pressure lifted could I realize that what I missed most was delving into the food scene. The exploration of a new restaurant, or the research behind an up-and-coming chef, or the ideas that hit me when I spot a new food trend. That’s what I miss. So that’s what I’ll write.The other things will take care of themselves.
If anyone is still out there, thank you. Please come back, as I write with this fresh perspective on a topic I’m most passionate about. And while you're at it, subscribe by email for a weekly article to ensure you don't miss anything. Fridays. Every Friday – one foodie post. I feel so much better to be able to say that with clarity.