1.12.2015

Needing Some Blogger Encouragement.


Before I get started, Have any of you switched from blogger to wordpress?!
if so, what are your thoughts?!

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The reason I started this little blog was for myself.
I wanted to have somewhere I could go and share things that were important to me.
A little place to have where I could one day look back and re-live special moments in my life.

The past year or so I've definitely not been as passionate about it.
Why? Well I think I finally figured it out.
I've gotten lazy.
And by that I mean, 
Ive stopped reading other peoples blogs, stopped commenting, just stopped everything that came along with blogging.
I've gotten busier and feel like I barely have time to blog myself,
much less go through everyone else's blogs and leave sweet comments.
I turned blogging into a job.
Once I got "too busy" I almost felt like I HAD to have a post all the time,
and would pretty much force myself and well, that made it no fun at all.

THANK GOD, I've come to this realization...
I miss all of you.
I remember a while back thinking 
"WOW, there are so many amazing girls I've met through blogging"
Honestly though, through some really difficult times in my life YOU were the ones
encouraging me, lifting me up, sending me the sweetest emails.
and I don't even know y'all!
It blows my mind how amazing all of you are.


THAT'S what's changed about blogging,
I've stopped interacting with some of the most incredible people out there.
I used to LOVE getting comments/emails and chatting back and forth with y'all all day.
But then I got lazy and would forget to respond...
and what's the fun in leaving a comment on a blog where you know they'll never respond?


I really miss that aspect of blogging.
I started blogging for myself, 
but never realized that I would actually gain lifelong "blog friends".
So I guess what I'm trying to say is...
I'M BACK.

One of my New Years Resolutions was to start blogging consistently again,
because I really do LOVE it.

I'm super bummed because my GFC is basically dead.
Apparently blogger/google/whomever got rid of it, 
and some peoples GFC still works and some don't.
Well mine doesn't.
So I kind of feel like I'm starting over, with 0 followers.
Which brings me to a question...
How the heck are people supposed to follow me now? Just by email?
If any of you blogging girls know TELL ME, 
because feeling like no one can even follow me is definitely a little discouraging.

Well, I'm off to go stalk some of your blogs! 
teehee. 

HAPPY MONDAY!

xoxo, Monica


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11 comments:

  1. I added your blog a long time ago to my Bloglovin list! So that's how I follow you :) My IRL friend switched to Wordpress recently! Her blog is http://tamaraleeblog.com/ ask her!

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    1. Oh awesome, that's good to know!!

      I'm going to go check out her blog right now! :]

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  2. My favorite way to follow blogs is via Bloglovin' (which is how I keep up with your blog now). I did a total re-brand/clean slate haul and made the switch to WordPress in July and I couldn't be happier. I am constantly impressed by the ease of WordPress and how much I enjoy blogging again. I did self-hosted WordPress through Bluehost which I believe was around $50 for the year. If you have any questions I would love to be more help ♥

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    1. Ugh I realllllllyyyyy need to get on my bloglovin game! I just never really use it so it feels so new and confusing to me! haha I'm sure I'll be emailing you soon with questions! :]

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  3. Most of us use bloglovin' now to follow! It's pretty much the same concept as GFC and Google reader. I don't like it AS MUCH as I did GFC (Mine is one that doesn't work anymore, womp womp) but it does work and it's a good way to organize what blogs you read! I've switched from blogger to wordpress....but then I switched BACK to blogger. As someone who has blogged on both platforms--I much much MUCH prefer blogger. It's much more customizable and user friendly. It is also way more conducive to communicating and interacting with other blogs/bloggers.

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  4. Yay!! So glad you're back! Interacting with each other is definitely the best part of blogging! I've made so many amazing friendships that I cherish so much!!

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  5. So glad you are back!!! I am still on blogger but I don't like change lol! I got your post because I added you to my feedly a while back!

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  6. I added you through bloglovin and since I use blogger as well I still see your blog come up on my blogger dashboard under my "reading list"! So glad you're back!!

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    1. YAY! Okay for some reason I'm not getting email notifications with some of yalls comments? weird. Colleen what's your blog URL?!

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  7. A girlfriend of mine and I just started a blog recently through Wordpress and we love it. It's been very easy and seeing as we aren't techy people that's been super helpful.

    Love your blog, already on my RSS feed. Can't wait to see ya blog more :)

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  8. I follow blogs through bloglovin! Including yours!

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