Thursday, June 6, 2013

a little more personal

Sometimes I have an identity crises over my blog and shop. I know it's silly, but I start wondering what the point and purpose of it all is. What do I want the focus to be on and what products do I want to make to sell? Is my shop a business or a hobby? Etc. So many questions go through my mind over and over making me feel like I have no idea what I'm doing. And then I feel lost...and then I don't blog at all and even consider just deleting it all. It's too much pressure. 

Lately I've been thinking about what the core reason was when I started blogging. Why did I first start a blog? And I realized, I did it because it made me happy. I loved sharing things with my readers, getting feedback, and getting to know them and making friends through our common interests. I loved writing out my thoughts and sharing my favorite things. I feel like I have strayed from some of that. Trying to follow some blogging "rule" that I'm not really even sure where I picked up. Trying to keep myself in a mold and a theme. But I've decided I'm tired of it. It isn't me. From now on I'm going to post whatever I feel like...if I want to write about my day, a new project, my favorite food, or a song that just makes me want to dance...that's what I'm going to do. And I hope you will enjoy it and share your favorite things with me as well. 
And when it comes to selling stuff...I'm not sure I have it in me to be a business person. I have a high regard for creative people who can turn their creativity into a business, but for me...I'm just not sure I can pull it off. I love making things and coming up with new ideas. But I'm not a machine. I can't crank out 100 bracelets or fifty pairs of gloves. I have to keep creating new things. I have fun selling on Etsy but it's more of a hobby and a way to may a little extra cash to pay for my yarn/bead/fabric addiction. And what I sell will always change. And I've learned to be okay with that.

What about you? Do you ever find yourself rethinking what you do and why you do it? Sometimes it's good to just simplify and start back where you started. I'm excited about sharing things with you and living my life to the fullest. I hope you will follow along!

♥Anna








8 comments:

  1. Lovely. I love you and your blog no matter what you write or say. It's always beautiful.

    Love you!
    Genevieve

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  2. I have an identity crisis but it is more over my "style". I love so many different types and am influenced so easily. But I think I really need to pick one for the things I make for my home. I am not pulling eclectic off. My blog is still so new so I am still working out what I am doing with that. I think any posts that you write that are true to you and what you are in the mood for will be the best.

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    1. I am the same way about "style"! I see so many things I like I'm easily influenced as well! It would be so much easier if I had distinctive taste!
      Thanks so much for your comment and encouragement!

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  3. Whatever you write (about), I will enjoy reading it! I've questioned myself before too, it can be very stressful and leave you lost. Definitely keep doing what you love.

    and I am completely with you on the hobby vs. business bit! for years I've wanted to design patterns in order to sell them, but I guess that drive is less than knitting from already created patterns... because I haven't been successful in creating anything new (of my own) :)

    <3

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    1. Thanks Jesse!
      And you're right...it is important to do what I love because if I'm bored my stuff will reflect that!
      And I have the same dream of designing patterns...yet it doesn't happen as quickly as I want it to! I guess we will just have to wait for the right moment when inspiration hits! :)

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  4. This does sound familiar. I know how you feel! I get so confused about what to do on here. It's good to get a reminder that it doesn't matter if your blog "fits" into a mold or style. Good words. =]
    And I am excited to see what you choose to post! I'm sure, whatever it is, it will be delightful!
    xo Marguerite

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