Saturday, December 29, 2007


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.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Marta is very inspirational isn't she! I have these same doubts about my blog and what I write on there, I wonder what I have it for... but I find it works best if i just don't worry about it too much and try not to compare myself to too many things (easier said than done!) and just let out what ever is in my brain, go with the flow.

i'm glad you have been inspired :)