This time on Sunday is my version of “church.” While my children are in Sunday school, I relish this time on Sunday morning to enjoy coffee (natch), plan my week, get organized, and breathe.
Breathing is good. (I always remember those admonitions from the Jane Fonda workout tapes – yes, I’m that old – “Don’t forget to breathe.”)
So, while I’m breathing and planning and regrouping, I thought I should explain what’s been going on with the blog. You might have noticed that “The Tuesday Talk,” the “Throwback Thursday” link party, “Finish It Friday,” and “Scene on Saturday” have gone by the wayside. Let me ‘splain.
Part of the reason, in all honesty, is that there just hasn’t been time. This is the time in the spring semester of my day job that is really busy for me (for a minute, it occurred to me to write “this is the spring of our discontent….” But I digress.). I would rather just post when I have a good project or something to say than just post because, well, it’s Tuesday. The link party was time-consuming to make happen, and my Fridays kind of evaporated. It’s not a good excuse, but it’s the one I’ve got.
The other reason that I decided to (at least temporarily) abandon those posts is that I wanted to make sure I posted content that I wanted to post and that you wanted to read. For me, that meant continuing with DIY posts, but also including more personal posts. After all, we’ve become friends over these last two and a half years, and I want you to know who I am.
Now that the school year is winding down, I’m thinking about which of those series really added value to the blog and therefore for you. Of these, my opinion is that Finish It Friday was the best. It was good for me because I actually finished something that had been lingering for some time; for you, it was a story about another project you could do in your home, too. I also liked Scene on Saturday, because I liked capturing design in everyday places and playing with my fancy-pants camera.
I’d like to hear from you, though. Which did you like best? Which one(s) would you like me to continue? Inquiring minds want to know.
In the meantime, I’ll keep writing…and breathing.
As always, thank you for stopping by.
I could already tell, without you saying, why many of the attributes you used to plan weekly, are no more; and completely understandable. The DIY portion of your blog is the biggest reason why I’m here. I used to bookmark literally hundreds of blogs, and by the time I’d check on each one, months would pass and topic were too old to comment on, and I’d just move on to the next one. Now, I have my favorites, keep track, and like you said, it’s more personal.
I think if you have an “agenda” where your posts on your blog are scheduled, you may come across those that say, “Oh, I’m not really interested in Garage Sale Day,” thus, not even check your blog on that particular day of the week.
With an unscheduled format, you keep us coming back for more. If there’s a particular shared topic you want to throw in every now and then, it’s a nice mix. JMO
Karen Cooper says
Thank you, Sharon! I appreciate your encouragement!
Cheryl @ Artzzle says
Variety is the spice of life, right? When you blog about what you like, the blog is . . . well . . . likable. Regular life has enough scheduling already. I like being surprised and find whatever you blog about something to look forward to.
Just don’t stop!
Karen Cooper says
Thanks, Cheryl! I appreciate your encouraging words!
I love the more personal touches you’ve added in the last few posts. I support ditching the overly scheduled format (as much as I love the alliteration). Finish It Friday was my favorite of the bunch, but even it doesn’t really need to be scheduled. Because your main focus is DIY, that’s what I expect to (mostly) see here whether it’s Friday or not. Throw caution to the wind and post what you want when you want. As long as you maintain your DIY theme, which I know you will, you’ll keep your regular readers coming back if you toss in a bit more spontaneous and personal flare.
Karen Cooper says
Thanks, friend. I appreciate it.