Blogging, I started my first blog in 2007.
I have blogged using various platforms – iblog, blogger and wordpress. In the beginning I had loads of time on my hands, I followed all the blogging rules. I.e. I read millions of blogs every day, commented, posted every day etc. In those days as single mom, I worked in a two man travel agency and I had quite a bit of free time on my hands.
My life has evolved. I am a mom to three beautiful boys; I am a wife; I am working in much bigger corporate agency; I am studying. I have come to a place where actual living and enjoying comes before blogging.. I enjoy the moment without thinking “how can I translate today’s events into an interesting blog post”. Blogging has gone from pretty high on my list of priorities to somewhere at the bottom.
I am not going to lie. I miss it. I miss sitting down and putting my thoughts on paper. I miss reading through my archives and seeing how far I’ve (we’ve) come. I miss reading about all the exciting little things that are going on with all the other fellow bloggers.
In the past I overcomplicated things, a blog needed a name and appropriate theme. A blog needed to follow certain rules and there were loads of expectations. I am done with all of those things, they are utterly exhausting.
I really just want to document life. I want to share the little things in life that have helped me, things that I appreciate. Special moments with my husband and kids, milestones. If somewhere along the way someone finds something interesting, swell. If not, it will simply be a legacy (i hope) for my kids one day. It is for this very reason that I have kept things simple. alet.co.za
As part of my 30 Before Thirty project I wanted to self-host again. Design for me comes with time. But I have taken the first couple of steps. What do you think so far?