As we are starting the new year change is upon us. Many of us have decided to get organized or change a bad habit, and Doberman’s by the Sea is getting a fresh, new design. While this is all great, I have been asking myself at times if I should continue this blog. Looking around blog land and seeing some of the ‘A-listers’ blogs I’m thinking I just can’t keep up. How do they do it all? Great posts, great photos, lot’s of readers and comments, and a relevant post at the right time.
I feel like I’m always a day late and a dime short when it comes to posting. I am very competitive and want my blog to be the best it can be. I’m always challenging my blog’s niche as well-that is the multi-niche we are in. I started out wanting to blog about the coastal life and Doberman’s-two topics who couldn’t be further apart yet are both dear to my heart. Over time I started to add craft projects since I really got into crafting and such.
The reason why I started blogging in the first place is because I was bored and away from home, and I wanted to meet friends and get inspired. Meanwhile we have moved across the ocean and I am working again. Boredom is gone. I really don’t have the time to blog anymore, yet I am reluctant to stop. Blogging has thought me new things and I have met some great friends, some of which I also met offline. I appreciate you guys! Turns out a lot more people like Doberman’s than I first expected. People also like to read about my home Germany and about my travels to Florida.
I rediscovered the ‘artist’ in me and started painting and crafting again-something I haven’t done since high school. For that I am thankful. My blog has become my home away from home, my daily escape into another world. A world of inspiration and ideas. A world of friends.
I am thankful for my friends and families support and especially my DH’s. He keeps telling me to be thankful for what we have and that I am a talented crafter. Perhaps he’s right.
I have decided that this year I need to work on being too hard on myself. To do a little less analyzing and more enjoying of my blog. To stop comparing and beating myself up over a post or project. To keep writing about topics I enjoy. And that is what I will continue to do-with Bella Luna by my side.