I haven’t blogged much lately in the past week. This was partly a mix of being really busy and partly because, to be honest, I’ve been at a loss for words.
You’ve also noticed I’m sure that I haven’t posted many recipes lately. I mentioned in my Sunday post that I’ve been thinking about this blog a lot, namely the direction in which I want it to go. It’s not fair to my readers (few though that number may be) posting half hearted recipes just for the sake of posting a recipe, which is what I feel like I’ve been doing. It’s not fair posting random pictures of food I’ve eaten for a What I Ate Wednesday post – which is why I stopped participating in them – I wasn’t all that into it, it was just a freebie post for the week. It’s not fair to my husband that I’m stomping around the house trying to scramble an idea for a blog post because ohmygoodness the world will end if I don’t post.
Yes, if you have a blog, it’s good to post regularly. But not if the content isn’t worth it.
One thing I notice in a lot blogs is that when the blogger loses heart in the blog, it’s reflected in their content. I’ve followed some blogs where all of the sudden once they shoot into fame – they write a book, or they start to partner with a lot of brands, or they have too many other freelance jobs – the original blog content that caused me to follow the blog gets lost. The blog I started to read disappears and in it’s place is a blog full of sponsored posts I don’t care about, giveaways I don’t need, and recipes or posts that just feel rushed or halfhearted. (Or they were written as a freelance job for someone else and the blogger tells me to click this link! to find the recipe.)
Now, I realize that I am nowhere near fame or world renown by any means. But I feel like lately, similarly to those blogs that I no longer follow, my blog is starting to lose heart. Some days I post something I really believe in or that I really feel in my heart, but too often lately I’ve found myself posting something just to post…so last week, I didn’t post.
I have some ideas for this blog, some things I want to say and some things I think God wants me to say, but I don’t think they’re fully formed yet. So in the meantime I’m going to post when I feel led to post, but not just because I feel obligated to post. I’ll still work on some recipes to share, but I’m only going to share the ones that are worth it – and not just slap together a recipe so I can check that box off my to-do list. It’s not fair to the few readers I do have (Hi Sis! Hi Dad!), and I don’t want to turn into one of those blogs I’ve stopped following for those very reasons.
So while I figure out what direction this blog should take, I ask you to bear with me, and as always, thanks for reading.