1.01.2013

A Decision Has Been Reached

Last month, I participated in the Nester's Christmas link up - touring and commenting on people's blogs and enjoying the various ways that people decorate for the holidays. While I enjoyed the interaction that I got here on Busy Nothings as a result, it also served to remind me of what a small fish I am in such a very, very big blogging pond.

There are many wonderful (and not so wonderful - let's be honest) people out there, using blogs as springboards for sharing ideas, passions, recipes, and opinions. And while most bloggers would love to become the next Nester or get a book deal out of their endeavors, 95% of us will have to settle for a few blog comments here and there. It was really healthy perspective for me.

As you might recall, I wasn't sure whether I was going to keep Busy Nothings going in 2013. After spending a lot of time unplugged over the Christmas holiday (glorious!), I've decided to take a page out of Rachel's (very successful) Small Notebook and post only when I feel that I have something to share. I will not allow myself to be tied to a self-imposed, set schedule (5-days a week, or even M, W, F), which means that if I feel inspired multiple times a week, I'll write. And if I don't - well, I'm still here, just not blogging.

My dear hubby has recommended that, if nothing else, I continue to make my Thankfulness lists. Which means that even if it's quiet the other six days of the week, you're guaranteed three life lessons and a few items of gratitude each Friday.

So Busy Nothings continues, but as I continue to grow and change as a person, the blog also evolves. What worked three years ago, no longer feels comfortable - it's time for blogging growing pains. I appreciate those of you who have been around the whole time, and I hope that you will continue to hang out with me on the blog and Facebook page, as I continue to share my growth, my goals, and my Busy Nothings.

Happy New Year!!

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12 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great plan! You have to do what works for you and your life. Although I'm glad that we'll still be hearing from you from time to time :)

    Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks, Erika! Happy New Year to you all as well!

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  2. Very wise! I'm so glad you're going to continue, even if it's much less frequently. : )

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  3. Oh yay. So glad that you're taking the relaxed approach to blogging! May 2013 bring you much blogging freedom and joy Carrie! Thank you so much for your Christmas card! It was lovely to receive it and very kind of you to think of me and write. I'm afraid, I'm completely unorganized and haven't done anything similar but I hope that you know that I wish and Peter every blessing for the new year and the holidays. I so appreciate your thoughts and faith and look forward to keeping up with you through Busy Nothings in 2013.

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    1. Thanks, Sophie! I'm feeling much more relaxed about the blog. If I get a post up, great. If I get 3 posts up - fantastic! :) You've been a posting machine on your blog recently - well done!

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  4. So glad you'll be sticking around on here! And I'm happy you'll be continuing your thankful posts :)

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth - and thanks for your faithful commenting!

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  5. I love this! Thanks for the comment on my blog, and I'm now a follower of yours.

    You are so right about blogging in general. Most of us won't write books, most of us won't make a huge amount of money blogging, but if we are doing it for ourselves and to document our family and our lives, then we are doing it for the right reasons. Love this post!!

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    1. Thanks "Momma"! So glad you stopped by and hope to see you again on Busy Nothings. I'm horrible at commenting on other's blogs, but it's something I'm working on in 2013. :)

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  6. I was glad to read of your decision, and happy to be able to continue to keep up with you via your blog!

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