Out of my groove

And just like that, almost a month has passed since I last blogged. Oops. I feel like I’m out of my blogging groove. I can’t say too much has been going on, just the usual: work, pet sitting, freelance writing, church, spending time with Jimmy, our families, and friends. You know, life!

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Since I finished school, I hardly ever go on my computer. I don’t have much time between work and household chores, and when I do have spare time to goof off, I usually spend it hanging out with my cute husband, reading, or baking, and I’m okay with that.

While I would like to keep up with blogging as much as I used to, I’m not going to stress about it. I’m still reading blogs (hi friends!), but haven’t been commenting as much. I still truly enjoy keeping up with my blog friends’ lives!

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I thought about quitting blogging altogether, but it made me feel super sad because I’ve been writing here since 2010, and I have made some great friends through this little space. I really believe that blogging is what you make of it. Your blog can be a space of positivity, joy, and connection. It can be a place to vent, teach, or record your life. Whatever it is, it’s your choice, and that’s what’s so amazing about blogging.

I love sharing, learning, and making new friends, and that’s why I don’t think I’m ready to completely give it up. The feeling I get when I write about my life and how God works in it is so wonderful, and I want to continue to do it in the future, though it may be less often than in the past few years.

I do have some stories and pictures I want to share, but I’ll save them for next time! I just wanted to pop in and update everyone on why I’ve been missing for the past month 😉

Bloggers, have you ever thought about quitting blogging?
Why do you blog?

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23 comments

  1. Nice to hear from you Allie! I’m glad you’re enjoying life and staying busy. I haven’t commented in forever, but I still read! I stopped blogging a while ago… Not so much as a consious choice but I just had less and less time for it, and whenever I did go on I had too much to catch up on and post about. Especially when I was posting a lot on instagram or other social media and it felt redundant. I do miss it though.

    1. Hi Jamie!! I’m so glad to hear that you still read! I was sad when you stopped blogging, but I totally understand. It’s touch when life gets busy, and blogging is one of the first things that I put to the side, too. I know that feeling of having so, so much to say, too. It gets overwhelming! I have been thinking about you lately… I am so pumped for the Iditarod TODAY!

  2. So glad to read a post of yours! You’ve seen me start and stop blogging many times over the last few years haha. Hoping to be a little more consistent now…but I’ve given up Facebook and Instagram for the time being and I totally get you. Living life is pretty good too 🙂

    1. Aww, thanks Kylie! It’s tough to be consistent with blogging when life gets busy.. but it’s also such a fun hobby, so I’m always sad when I don’t get a chance to blog/comment!

  3. I’ve thought about quitting a few times, the thoughts come and go. I’ve settled into a place of blogging when I have something I want to share, and not blogging when I have nothing to share!! I don’t stress if I don’t blog for a while. I’ve never gone longer than a week without blogging, but if I did…I hopefully would enjoy it. I blog because it’s a fun outlet for my thoughts and ALL THE BLOG FRIENDS!

    1. I am the same way now! I used to think I needed to post on a certain schedule, or a certain amount of times per week… and it was exhausting + not fun anymore! And YES to all the blog friends!! That’s definitely one of the best parts!

  4. I’m glad you’re not quitting blogging :). It’s fun to keep up with your life even if the updates aren’t as frequent. You’re one of my favorite bloggers to read, after all! Plus with different season of life, priorities change and you never know, you may want to blog/write more later on. I only post 2-3 times a week and that’s enough for me, I know my blog is basically a glorified training log (haha), but I do like trying new restaurants and blogging about those sometimes too. So glad life is going well for you and I hope you’re staying warm up there!

    1. I’m glad, too!! And thank you, Amy!! You’re one of my favorites as well! I like reading about your life and training… you always inspire me to keep better track of my training and analyze my running patterns!

  5. I hope you don’t stop blogging! I love reading about your life. Maybe you just needed to step back and be a more occasional blogger than an everyday type of gal. I blog because it’s fun and I like to remember who I am at different points in life. I only stopped blogging when I was in school because there was so much other stuff to do. I hope I never stop!

    1. Aww, thank you, Ellie! I don’t want to stop, at least not now! I think I definitely needed to just step back and live life, too! I just don’t have time to get on my computer very often, so it is what it is, I guess! I totally agree that it’s fun to look back on life through the lens of a blog and read about what was going on/what you were thinking and doing, etc!

  6. It’s always great to hear about your life Allie. I know a few friends do a monthly blog post they write. Or even a monthly email. I think you should do what ultimately makes you happy. If that is stopping blogging or just blogging once a month/week ect. I will always support what you want to do and you are one of my favorite bloggers! It’s funny I wrote a post about blogging yesterday and you are the only person I have “followed” since starting my blog is 2010 as well.

  7. It was SO nice to hear from you! 🙂 I definitely think that we bloggers put a ton of pressure on ourselves to blog every day, when it should be when the mood strikes. That’s what blogging is… A creative outlet and a way for us to connect. So I’m really excited that you decided to keep your blog, even if you don’t plan to write as much! 🙂
    I’ve definitely had times during which I’ve considered not blogging. But – like you – I thought back to all the memories I had recorded, and I couldn’t let it go. So now I just blog when I have the time or something that I really, really want to share. Blogging with a baby isn’t consistent, but he and my hubby come first. I think that living life is most important, and then recording it can come second. 🙂
    As for why I started blogging, I thought it would be a good challenge, because I love writing but hadn’t been doing it as much. I never expected to make some special friends along the way!! 🙂

  8. Please don’t stop blogging!! I have thought about it before too…but then I decided to just blog when I want to! There is no rule that you have to blog every day, week, or even month!

  9. I think that blogging goes in phases, like life. At one point you have more time, and drive to do it, and then you get sweetly busy in real life. I think that you shouldn’t stop. The only thing to stop is trying to please someone else with our blogging. If you don’t write as much as before, maybe some readers will let go of reading you. But the ones that really like you for what you are, they’ll stick with you.
    I’m still trying to understand how God wants us to use blogging. He works thru it, yet he is a jealous God so he wants to be the number one attention taker in our lives.
    So, keep writing lil’ sis when you have the time and push to do so. Other times, say confidently to that possibly criticizing self voice ‘I only blog for fun and I do so when it’s my choice – voila’.

  10. Hey Allie, it’s good to hear that all’s well with you. I was wondering about your absence from my blog reader! I’m glad to hear that you’re not giving up blogging, but I completely understand that sometimes blogging needs to take a back seat when life gets busy with other things. 🙂

  11. Nice to see this post! I agree, blogging is what you make of it, and you can choose to put in it how much of yourself you want, whenever you want.

    I admire you for being able to go computer-free! I would as well if it wasn’t for school, haha.

  12. Oh sweet Allie, don’t stop blogging! I have missed your posts as they become less frequent, but it’d be especially sad if they stopped altogether. I understand if it’s what’s best for you, though. Definitely do what’s best for you and your family. But I’m glad that for right now you are still blogging. 🙂

    I blog to have a place where I can record all our life things. It’s like a journal, but I get to add photos to it. And I get to share it with friends and hear what they think. It’s like going on a coffee date with a friend and sharing everything that’s been going on. I love being able to read back on old posts and remember great things. And probably the reason I have kept blogging is for the community. It has been so great to make actual friends through this! 🙂

  13. I totally get it! Blogging is so much fun and I’ve made a ton of valuable friendships… but life is to be lived in real time, not behind a computer. Blog when you feel like it, but enjoy what’s happening around you!

  14. Allie! Love seeing your posts 🙂 When you say ” I really believe that blogging is what you make of it. Your blog can be a space of positivity, joy, and connection. It can be a place to vent, teach, or record your life. Whatever it is, it’s your choice, and that’s what’s so amazing about blogging.” That. Ditto. I blog because it’s fun, I love the interactions/connections, and being able to display my experiences in hopes to help others! Keep doing you my friend!

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