10/23/13

THOUGHTS ON BLOGGING


i saw this picture trending on pinterest the other day right after discussing this exact topic with my good friend taryn. she called & we got to discussing blogs. whos blogs we look at, writing or not writing on our own blogs. my fashion blog. she was asking me how it was going & while it's been fun, sometimes i'm not so sure of blogging. i really do enjoy blogging, it's fun for me & i like hearing feedback & looking at other blogs. but sometimes i really wonder, how much of my life do i want to put out there?
when i'm out & about i'll see someone who's blog i frequent, & i have the sudden thought that i feel like i know everything about them, but i don't actually know them... & to me it's a strange reality.
we talked about the comparison aspect. there have been many times, while reading other blogs i find myself having questions like: why aren't i doing what they are? why aren't we traveling the world instead of going to school? how come we don't own a house? why don't we have this or that... you get the picture. there are a lot of comparisons being made constantly. & on another level, i find myself thinking "ohh i need that" or this, when in reality, i don't need anything that i don't already have.
& sometimes i just need to take a step back, & breathe.
i love my life. i want nothing to change in my life. i love where my husband & i are at in our little life with our little baby in our little, rented home. i am happy.
yet there are still comparisons. i think it's important to remember that not everyones life is perfect. an online persona may be picture perfect, but in reality it is not. people struggle everyday with the same basic day to day things as you or i do. but it's easy to forget when all we are presented with is the perfectness of someones life. i know i rarely comment on the difficulties of my life, but they are there.
i guess what i'm saying is, your life is just as perfect as the blogs your reading. & don't forget that. 

12 comments :

  1. Love this! I couldn't agree more.

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    1. thanks! i can't wait to hear all about europe on your blog! soon i hope!

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  2. I love this post and I love your blogs! I'm a good friend of Kait Syndergaard's and have followed you for a while, hope that's not creepy. I think it's so important to remember that people don't want to blog about their bad days because they don't want to remember it. We can't compare our bad days to everyone's best, blogged days.

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    1. haha totally not creepy, as i said above, i do the exact same. & your soo right, people don't blog about bad days because, why would we want to remember those? so happy you found && like my blog! yours is adorable, too!

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  3. Oh I love this! I feel like I was really able to take a step back and stop comparing myself to other bloggers because the more I met in person, the more I realized that we allllll have our stuff, our problems, our stresses! I just have to remind myself that every blogger is actually a real person, and no real person is perfect.
    But now that I have a baby? Oh my. The momma guuuuuuilt is crazy some days! And I think I develop it from reading other blogs! So this is the BEST reminder that I need to stop comparing! I am a good mom.... even if I don't have it together like all the other mom bloggers. They have their down falls as well!

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    1. every one has their downfalls, we just have to remember not everyone broadcasts them! thanks for your comment :)

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  4. this was beautiful. i fell into this trap as well and had to self-talk my way out and remind myself that god created me to be ME... not like someone else, or to write like someone else or to take beautiful IG pics like someone else. the most confident woman is one who is confident in herself from the smallest weakness to the biggest strength. all encapsulated into one, that's what makes us all individuals. it's really a beautiful thing when we learn to embrace ourselves fully. wonderful post.

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  5. preach, sister. comparison really can be the thief of joy. i just have to be careful to not let "perfect" versions of others' lives rob me of enjoying the messiness and chaos of real life.

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    1. exacctly, and i mean it doesn't sound fun to have to be perfect all the time, does it? ;)

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