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Back to Blogging

I have a confession to make: I'm not happy with this blog — specifically, how much I've been neglecting it. The truth is, for a while now, it's not a lack of time that has prevented me from posting. A couple of months ago, I transitioned into full-time freelancing and since then I've been feeling great about my personal-to-work-life balance.

The thing that's kept me from posting? A feeling of inadequacy — that what I have to say here doesn't measure up to so many other blogs out there. I have quite a few friends who are bloggers, and I look at their sites and am often amazed by the content they create. And then I think about a post that I was considering writing — say, about my search for a new guest bedroom console — and it just doesn't seem all that good.

But the other day, an Anthology reader who didn't realize that I was going to see her email mentioned that this blog was one of the first that she ever followed. Her comment was bittersweet for me.

I started blogging to simply write about things I wanted to write about. (At the time, I was employed as a copywriter and my work projects were pretty boring.) Sometimes the blog posts involved my own travels or decorating endeavors, sometimes they just served as a way to highlight a house tour I came across and loved.

I was happy to be writing on my own terms. So I think I just need to get over my issues and start posting again — posting whatever I find interesting any given day. Maybe other people will find it interesting, too, or maybe they won't. But I'd like to get back into the practice of regularly blogging again. We'll see how this goes!