To Blog or Not To Blog

Hey yall!

This is kind of random, I know, but here it is: after almost 4-ish years, I’m taking a blogging break. Maybe forever? Maybe for a week? I’m not sure. If you’ve been reading for a while you know I’m pretty strict/paranoid/serious when it comes to privacy. I don’t have specific privacy concerns per se- but I often go through these phases where I’m kind of weirded out by the fact that anyone, anywhere, can read my shit. Even though I share hardly anything about my life, I’m still weird about it. I feel like.. what if I disappeared and the only record of me is my online presence? How would I feel about that? K bye going to delete my facebook now (no lie). I’ve turned into quite the conspiracy theorist in my ripe old early twenties.

On top of that, I feel like it’s become a bit too time-consuming. You don’t realize at first how intense blogging can be, you know? You start off just doing it for yourself, for memories, then the whole social media aspect comes in, and so on. I also started blogging mainly to spread awareness about natural birth and natural living but since I don’t really have a huge amount of time to put into it, I feel there are other bloggers doing a much better job of that for now haha. A few months ago I posted how I felt like I was sucked into the “business side” of blogging without even wanting or trying to be. My whole life, I’ve kind of been a jack of all trades- I’m interested in so many things. Every time I get good at something people tell me “you should sell this!” or “you could make this a business!” and although I know they mean well and it’s sweet of them, it’s exhausting to me. Sometimes (most of the time) I just want to do things for myself; when things become a job, they’re aren’t fun anymore. I stopped working for a reason, to be a full-time mama, and it wasn’t my intention to make blogging a side job. No matter how hard I try to just NOT make blogging a job, or an obligation, it just continues to be that. I feel pressure to do sponsored posts, promote my stuff on Pinterest, e.t.c. I know there are people out there who do successfully just blog for themselves.. but since I don’t share much info about my personal life anyway.. I don’t really see the point of spending SO much time on posts because then when I spend that much time, I feel pressure to promote the post and be “successful”, does that make sense?

My daughter still doesn’t sleep alone, obvs, and I wear her for every nap, so that has always been my computer/blogging time. I’m curious to see what it will be like to NOT be a blogger during that time- maybe I’ll get more sewing done for Artsibaby, maybe work on some more DIY projects, sit and drink martinis on the couch (kidding), hell maybe I’ll even read a book for the first time in three years (!!@#^@#) or perhaps even have the time to gently teach my baby to sleep in her crib.. LOL (probably not)

I LOVE yall and will still be reading your blogs. I’ll continue to post on Instagram probably.. I’ve never been big on the thing but the least I could do it keep you updated on my DIY, recipes and fun Charleston adventures. I don’t think I’ll stop blogging altogether, I doubt it, but I just want to give it a try to chill for a minute and see what it’s like. Email me at thelowcountrymama@gmail.com, I want to keep in touch!

I’ll be back.. Probably <3

See ya soon | The Lowcountry Mama

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