So, I haven't blogged in quite a while. I wish I could apologise and put it all down to working long hours or being out of the country a lot but it's neither of those things.
The fact is that lately I've been feeling somewhat ambivalent about writing anything in here. I enjoy blogging and I love reading about what other people have been up to, but to be honest I don't feel like I have much of a message right now. I'm finding it difficult to figure out where my voice fits in to an ever increasing community of people that have a hell of a lot to say: some of it really good, some of it bad and a large percentage of it truly ugly. I see people subjected to trolling comments and criticism of anything they wear right down to the company they keep or the way they write, yet in the same day I see people idolised and placed on pedestals for living what I deem to be a rather vacuous and insubstantial existence.
So where does this leave me?
I live in a small town in the Home Counties, we have very few independent restaurants, bars or clubs. I'm not complaining, I like where I live; but I'm just making the point that pretty much everyone knows the menu of Pizza Express off by heart so there's little point in me posting about going there for dinner.
I don't buy a lot of clothes or beauty products, certainly not enough to blog about on a regular basis. Plus I don't have a fancy camera or good lighting in my flat so I can't achieve the same level of photography as other bloggers I read, admire and would love to emulate.
I cook. A LOT. But mostly functional, quick meals that are healthy, taste good and rarely unusual. I don't have a lot of time to spend concocting fabulous meals from scratch to show off my cooking prowess, nor can I style my food to make it look beautiful and take good quality photographs of it.
I am happy with my life the way it is, I play a lot of sport which I enjoy, I have great friends and family and a wonderful boyfriend. So why do I get lifestyle envy when I read other people's blogs and feel like I have to spend loads of money or go out all the time in order to have something to write about in here?
I guess what I am trying to say is that I only plan to write about things that matter to me from now on and the emphasis will be on quality, not quantity. I work in Marketing and have good knowledge of social media, I know that in order to blog successfully you need to post often and accumulate lots of readers. But I don't want this blog to become all about filling empty pages with vapid photos and meaningless copy.
If you like what I write and we share similar interests then I hope you'll stick around, even if I don't post three or four times times a week. But I promise you it'll be honest, authentic and from the heart.
Until next time,