If Carrie did it.. So can I..

by Wednesday, May 10, 2017

It’s only been a hot minute since I’ve come here to write. All right, I give up… My last blog post was in January and it’s May… So yeah it’s been awhile.

The truth is, I hit a mental block. I don’t want to say it was a writer’s block because I had topics I could’ve written,  it was all mental. Humans go through seasons in our lives when things are hot.  We focus on one area and put everything we have into it and when that season changes we lose the excitement and the passion. That’s what happened… the passion wasn’t flowing because I didn’t know how I wanted to say things and I wasn’t sure of the direction that I really wanted to go with the blog. Then one lazy, cold and dreary day I did a little happy dance in my pjs as I settled in with coffee and a Sex & The City marathon.  In one of those iconic desk facing the window moments, Carrie Bradshaw was summoned within me and I thought: Why am I putting so much thought into this when it’s just not that hard?… (you read that like Carrie would say it out loud too didn’t you? #Wink)

Carrie Bradshaw

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I started this blog as a lifestyle brand. Let me be serious, that’s just the title to put on: all topics I really want to talk about. Quickly, I became consumed with the “lifestyle brand”. I trained myself to think that if  I wanted my blog out floating through macbook to iPhone being read daily by hundreds of followers, that I needed to provide a specific how to and focused editorials.  You know the ones ~  beautiful professional photographs dancing down a street with a dog like it is just another normal Sunday afternoon. When in reality, I’m not a professional… I don’t have someone following me around taking photographs of me every day in my workout clothes 5 hours after I worked out..  I don’t have time to perfectly edit and snap the most gorgeous flat lay…  And I created “The Bling Girl Diaries” … DIARIES… not editorials..

Diaries = Stories

I’ve shied away from story-telling because who really wants to hear my boring day-to-day stories anyway? I’m a mom, I work from home, I workout, sometimes I shower, I pick up the kids, I make dinner (saying that loosely), I go to bed… and when I wake up, I do it all over again. But as I channeled Carrie Bradshaw, I realized we all have stories to tell… and readability depends on how you tell them.

It’s time to get to the diaries… the real stuff… my rose colored glasses… I’m shifting ladies, I feel a new season coming on and it feels right. It’s time to pull those blue Manolo Blahnik’s out of the closet and wear them…. (I don’t really have the blue Manolo Blahnik’s in case you’re curious this was simply a metaphor #wink).

Photo Credit: Google Images

And if you haven’t already, please be sure to check me out on the SNAP: @BGDiaries

XOXO ~ B

 

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4 Responses
  • Lara
    May 12, 2017

    Great post! I felt very similar and only recently felt inspired to blog again. I decided to stop trying to be perfect like every other blogger bc I’m not perfect, who is? I’m just writing about what I want to write about and calling out the bs as I see it. I’m ready to see people blogging about real life and more importantly being real. Congrats on your new phase of blogging – I hope it brings you happiness and success! Xo Lara chicandsequined.com

    • Brittnae
      May 18, 2017

      For so long i thought to monetize and really call myself a “blogger” I had to do all these “things”.. i’m over the things and just speaking from the heart now

  • Shauna
    May 16, 2017

    Hey! As a fairly new blogger with life taking over and dropping the ball on maintaining posts, I can’t explain how reassuring it felt to read somebody else feel the same way. Lately I’ve been feeling guilty about not posting since April, but it’s a learning process and like you said I’m not a prpfessional. I’m learning as I go, and I just wanted to say keep going and keep writing. You got this, and I’m thankful to have other bloggers like you to relate to in the “hard” times of blogging.

    • Brittnae
      May 18, 2017

      Instead of feeling guilt or pressure, rely on the seasons of what you’re feeling. Pour your heart into something that brings you joy!