Little bits of Advent popping up here and there in our home. Our oranges are ripe, just in time, and oh, so yummy.
Blogging has changed so much since I began. They are so polished now, aren't they? Pinterest, sponsors, everything has to be over-the-top pretty and it honestly just wears me out. We are all capable of making our life (and blogs) pinteresting but I just flat out don't want to. I want to blog about my life, not live about my blog. And to be completely frank, I'm mildly uncomfortable with some (some, I say, not yours - wink, wink - I love yours!) of the more heavily sponsored blogs. I read and enjoy many, but not in the same way. Now, you argue (along with me!), if someone is capable of supporting her family via her blog then why shouldn't she? My husband would love it if I would pursue that type of thing. But. There's so much manipulation - product placement - time - staging - marketing of a family's personal moments and it just leaves me feeling icky. I'm very much a live and let live type of person so writing this seems like I might be pointlessly ticking people off and that's not my intention. My intention is to let myself off the hook - I have nothing to sell here*. I have a real affection for all my friends who read and comment and bring so much joy to my life through this blog but I don't have time right now to be pinteresting. I would rather be reading to my children and holding my baby than editing photos in Lightroom (which I bought over the summer and haven't used much since).
In short: If I'm here it will be as it was before, a little sharing of good things with hastily snapped photos and misplaced commas.
Blessings to all of you as we begin a new year! Raise your hand if you are still messing up the Nicene Creed! I've almost got it down!
* I do sporadically link up with Amazon Associates because I link to books mentioned anyway. I think I'm up to 11 cents!