Sometimes I need to re-group a bit and figure out my direction a little better.
Last year was a weird year for me as far as blogging.
I hit a major funk last June.
Thought about deleting my site. A lot.
Life "things" got in the way of blogging...
(which, they should...because that is LIFE and this is just blogging, yo.)
But I had a hard time recovering the joy in it.
I wanted to be going one way, but always felt pulled back to doing what suits me best...
Even if it isn't what my heart was after at the time.
I wanted to shift gears completely and be a real writer.
Write about life and faith and Jesus.
And forget the artwork altogether.
So I battled against that for a while...
Having these other writers in my sights~ trying to become them...instead of just being me.
Then I sat in church and listened to the pastor preach on limits.
Like, I'm suppose to embrace them or something...
('Crazy pastor' may have sifted through my mind 65 times that Sunday morning.)
All my life, I've prided myself in blowing past them.
Because I HATE limits.
I liked wow factors and performance-based living.
Even if it sucked all the life out of me.
And then this talk on limits.
And being okay with them.
Realizing I have my niche.
God gave me a specific 'thing' and
maybe, just maybe...He doesn't want me running ahead of Him all the time.
So I have eased back into my blog better the last couple months or so.
Slowly at first.
Because I am head strong and have to learn things over and over in order to obey.
I enjoy focusing on my character art.
And I enjoy all the other blog topics I post about~
Jesus being my favorite:).
I write in different spaces, too.
So that I can work at being an author someday,...maybe...
but not allow that desire to mess up what works for me right here:
and all the little pieces of life I enjoy sharing with you.
So all that to say, I feel a little more at home this summer.
With who I am
and all the limits I am learning to respect along the way.
Those limits- the ones that, when I embrace them, keep me in the exact right spot for my life's story-
have given me back the joy in writing and blogging in this place.
And now I am re-focusing a bit on what topics I enjoy~
What topics YOU enjoy.
So, help a girl out.
Can you take 10 minutes to answer 20 questions?
Reader surveys are a good way to take inventory of your audience and yourself as a blogger.
And I think after a year of funk, it's about time:).
And if you do take it before it closes, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(with the subject------>SURVEY)
I'll gift you with something little, but suh-weet.
Happy Wednesday, friends!