Blog writing means different things to different people. Some are insights in to people’s lives – open and honest – others are inspirational, aspirational or even political. For House of Blog, I wanted it to enjoy a mix of these things, but whatever it was, it was always going to be uplifting. I wanted it to be a place that people enjoy and feel good about.
So where have I been? Why have there been great absences? Well, I could get brutally honest – tell you everything that’s been going on in my life. But frankly, that’s not what the blog is about. For the past few months, I haven’t been in the right headspace to write uplifting and exciting things. My personal life has taken every ounce of concentration I could muster, and so the blog slid in to disrepair again.
But I’ve realised that often diverting time (however precious) away from doing things that make you happy, just ends up perpetuating the bad situation. Why not put some time in to a blog that’s designed to uplift and fills me with happiness? I enjoy writing – I enjoy exploring. So why not do it despite whatever is going on in my personal life? I’m reading books that I adore and want to talk about, TV shows that I want to discuss, places that need to be seen. I often do something and think that I should really share this on the blog – I have found new lipsticks to fall in love with, and gym classes to join. Why am I not sharing these things, taking a few hours each day to write and enjoy myself again?
So I’m back. I’m going to be writing again. I’m going to be working with new contributors and hopefully this time this good thing won’t take a back seat again. I hope you’ll stay with me, and forgive me my absences. I hope you’ll find the blog a happy place to be again, with great content from great writers (and me).
Time to settle in, and reopen the doors of House of Blog.