Monday, March 10, 2014

Goodbye for now

I've made a decision. 

I'm saying goodbye to this whole blogging thing. 

I've been thinking about it for a while now. 

But finally saying out loud with words, what my actions, or lack there of, have been saying for a while. 

I'm just not into it anymore. 

It has been fun, I'll give it that. 

I've had a lot of thoughts regarding blogging lately, especially on what I have seen other blogs morphing into, and have heard the word "branding" one too many times when it come to blogging. 

I just don't like it. 

I think the kicker came when I read a blog I follow and her post was all about how to pose your kids for photos that look like they are "in the moment" and "spontaneous". Does anyone else question the logic of that. Posing your children for a "spontaneous" looking picture? 

I just don't like how plastic and fake some women turn their families/lives/children into. Why not just let your kids be kids and capture the beauty of their everyday movement? Rather then posing them to look like they're having fun, then spending a hour editing those photos, and an additional hour writing a post about it. 

I know I'm probably looking more into then I should, but for me that was a wake up call for what I don't want my life to become, and even though I don't see myself falling off that cliff, I'm going to just avoid the edge all together.

Also, privacy. What happened to it? 

I'm choosing to bring it back. 

I started this thinking it'll be a great way to keep people in the loop about my life, and interact. 

But, I learned a long time ago that the people who truly are interested in being in my life, will stay there. And I feel like I am just relearning the lesson now. 

I know I could choose to just go private, but that still doesn't seem like enough for me. I don't want to rely on the internet for interaction. I prefer face to face, let's have lunch interaction. 

So that's that, I could go on longer and discuss my decision, but frankly I don't really want to. 

I just want to be done. 

I'm not cutting all threads completely. One day we might move across the world and this will serve a purpose once again. But it just doesn't for now 

So, goodbye for now.