A Little Change of Direction

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 So it’s been a little while since I last wrote a blog post.  I could say it’s because I’ve been super busy at work, or have a crazy social life.  I could even say it’s because I’ve take time out of social media…..but to be honest, it’s none of these. I simply fell out of love with it!

I started blogging because it was fun, I enjoyed writing and sharing things with you all, but over recent months I’ve felt a weird pressure to conform, a pressure I steeped upon myself!  I felt I needed to start writing for my readers rather than for myself.  I asked myself "what were other bloggers with huge followings writing about?"  I wanted to write more like them.  It became more of a chore than something I enjoyed doing.  I felt the need to conform, which is something I vary rarely feel and it’s a feeling I hate!  So I took a break!

At first I felt bad stepping away, I worried that my followers would switch off.  I worried.  I don’t like to worry so I switched my brain off from blogging completely.  I didn’t give it another thought.   After a few weeks I realised I missed blogging but knew I needed to think about how to progress my blog in the future.  I did not want to return to the same-old-same-old…….it would not be sustainable…….it would just be a viscous cycle.

So over the past few weeks I’ve been thinking about what I would like to write about, and the answer is simple….whatever I enjoy writing about!  If you enjoy the subject matter then the writing takes on a life of its own.  It becomes effortless and ultimately enjoyable.  So from this day forth (and definitely not every day!) I will be using this blog as a place to share things that I am passionate about.  It’ll mostly feature local independent makers, crafters and artisans.  There will be more information about my own making, Mardle Made Jewellery, I’m going to try and tell you all more about my inspirations and processes.  And there will likely be some posts about food and local eateries….after all I do love a bit of coffee and cake!

So, thanks for bearing with me.  Thanks for being patient.  I really hope you enjoy the new content, and if you do please feel free to share my blog with your friends. 

Happy Wednesday everyone!

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