it’s been almost two months since I’ve seen you, and I don’t even have a good reason. Well, that’s not entirely true …
Around the time that I fell off the face of the earth, I saw a post on one of my favorite daily reads that bad-mouthed blogs like mine a little bit. It basically said that blogs that don’t create unique content (blogs like this one that pull inspiration from all corners of the internet instead of scheduling photoshoots) aren’t valuable. It really shook my confidence and made me question whether I should continue to post/pin/care about the blogosphere.
So I took a break. A break that I thought could be permanent. A break from posting, reading, commenting—all things blog—and I missed it. I felt less inspired and more negative than ever. Then I realized …
I post what inspires me in the moment and what I love, and I work without an editorial calendar, which is not a bad thing. I’m not looking to monetize or gather sponsors, I just want an outlet where I can share my inspiration and put my own flavor on each post. This is how I express myself and it’s a community where I feel at home. So, why would I ever leave?
Long story, short—I’m back. And nothing is going to change. Same fun posts, same hot pink accents, with a brand new attitude.
Pinterest might be my favorite website ever. Lately, it’s gotten a little bogged down with, let’s just say, non-designerly pins :P Not that I’m a snob or I think that they should still be an invite-only site — although, those were the days weren’t they? — but let’s be real, it’s the truth. Either way, Pinterest is still so useful and I love it. Here’s a snapshot of my boards this week.
Have you heard about Alt Conference coming to San Francisco in July? This could not be more perfect timing! I’ve been wanting to make the trip to Alt for the past few years, but haven’t been able to make it work. Since we’ll be moving to SF in June, I’ll have no excuse not to go. I can’t wait to register :)
This year has been amazing, personally and professionally, and I really couldn’t have asked for more. My one regret is not spending more of my time and energy on Design Me Daily, but don’t worry, I have big plans for her 2013. This week I’m hopping between Chicago, the suburbs of Chicago, back to Chicago, Traverse City, Michigan, Chicago again, and then finally Cancun to start 2013 off right! Until then, friends, happy holidays!
There are so many things that I’m thankful for this year — my family, friends, brand new husband and of course my kittens : ). My health. My career. My consistent sources of inspiration. My growing closet.
But here, in the blog world, I’m mainly grateful for one thing. You.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of your support and coming back to read me daily, weekly, or whenever you’re bored. Honestly I couldn’t thank you guys enough for helping me constantly feel welcome in this amazing, creative community.