Over the past few months, off and on, I get overwhelmed with the thought of blogging. I see a lot of posts urging bloggers to come up with profound, thought-provoking posts. There’s the pressure for each post to make some statement and get readers talking.
Back when I started blogging, it was purely for me. And, for the most part, things are still that way. But I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t blog for all of you, too.
But in order to get back to a place where I love it, I need to get back to basics.
What are the basics? For me, it’s just sharing about my day and my heart. I want to take more pictures and just document the every day and journal my way through it.
No gimmicks. No agenda. Just getting back to why I started this in the first place.
I’m linking up with The Nester this month for her 31 Days series. And I’m doing 31 Days of Back to Basics Blogging.
It’s a simple topic, and my goal is to just write every day in October about a few things that we did that day or what we learned. I want to share pictures, share thoughts, and just let go of the expectations and pressure.
When I started thinking a couple of months ago about what I would write about it, the thought of writing “how to” posts or giving a whole bunch of advice for 31 days just didn’t seem natural. And, frankly, it overwhelmed me.
The basics of blogging are what I miss.
I hope this will be a freeing experience for me and I’m excited to take the time to remember to pull out my camera. And remember to just write down the little things. Maybe they’re things that only I care about, but that’s why I started this little online space in the first place.
Please join me this month, and if you blog, consider linking up with The Nester this month!
I’ll be listing all of the posts for the month on this post as I add new posts.
*a big huge thank you to my dearest friend, Nina, for creating my banner!