After reading Marta's blog today I was really inspired. I have been so intimidated by this blogging experience that I have hardly been utilizing it at all. I have put certain expectations on myself as a blogger that when I don't feel as if I'll live up to those expectations I fail to blog at all. Some of you may understand exactly what I'm talking about. Even if I try to convince myself that I'm the only one with this issue. :)
I only read blogs about art. It's what I'm passionate about and it's the network I wanted to become a part of. Therefore, since I put the expectation on myself to only blog about art and artful things, I only write about once a month. Because sadly, my life is not full of art every single day. (Or maybe it is, I am just unsure of how to share it through the blogosphere.) When I do something crafty (about once a month) and want to share it with the blogging world, I get on to myself for not having the best of photos. Which has been really hard for me to swallow because I think of myself as a pretty good photographer. So when I realized that I was pretty horrible when it came to photographing my projects, I was pretty hard on myself about it. I compare my photos to everyone else's and feel as if mine don't add up. Which is true, I don't think they do....but that doesn't mean that I can't work on them and get better at it. Which is what I have to do. I have to chose to see the light at the end of the tunnel and not stare at the darkness that currently consumes me. :) (That's a lesson I try to teach myself every day.)
So as I said, Marta has inspired me. 1) I don't have to write about art or the projects I have been working on. I can write about whatever I want to and surely someone out there will appreciate what I have to say. 2) I don't need to worry about how well I write or the lack thereof. I just need to appreciate the fact that I love to write, regardless of all the writing rules that I don't follow or don't know. and 3) I just need to enjoy it. Stop worrying. Stop putting these silly expectations upon myself. Stop expecting myself to be as good of a blogger as these girls who have been doing it for years and just appreciate what I know now and that I'll learn more as I go. Be patient.
Okay, that is all for now. I hope everyone had a good Christmas and is expecting a great New Year. I currently have a huge list in front of me full of things I want to get done today and I can't wait to start checking them off. I love it when I wake up in a good mood and am ready to tackle the day.