Happy Thursday everyone! After an unplanned hiatus from the blogging world, I have returned. I'm currently at the airport on my way to Florida for a work trade show. It's been a busy month for me with work and friends and family. It's been a good month and I'm glad I took my little break. I discovered that I really needed it. I was able to get back to me a little bit and remember why I started Looking to the Stars in the first place.
Two years and nine months ago I started this blog. I was working the evening shift at the front desk of a hotel with not a whole lot to do. My best friend had recently started her blog and it got me thinking about blogging again. I had attempted blogging twice before. The first time was a book blog and it dwindled. The second blog was supposed to chronicle my adventures in online dating, but that one went nowhere. I decided to give it another go and it turns out that the third time really is the charm! I've been blogging regularly for almost three years. I have met so many amazing people through the blog world and I love every minute of it. However, I was starting to feel daunted by it all.
I was putting too much pressure on myself to post five days a week. Sometimes coming up with a topic was hard and I copped out with something super lame (at least I thought). I felt like I had to participate in certain link ups and things to keep readers interested. I was so worried about how many followers I had; not only on the blog, but other social media platforms as well. I was also putting myself in a position of being too personal. I love all of my readers, but some things I should have kept to myself. Not that I was TMI or anything, but I feel like I was putting too much of my sh*t out there for the world to see.
The break came at a good time for me. It's true when they say that everything happens for a reason. I believe that with timing too. A friend and I got down to some good basics about myself and how I'm doing and it was really good! Sort of like therapy in a way. I had my little mini-vacation in Las Vegas and got to let off some steam there. I've gotten a lot of reading done too. I'm actually ahead on my Goodreads 2015 Reading Challenge and that never happens! I'm inspired more often to write. Just today on my first morning flight to Charlotte I was able to get some ideas down.
Looking to the Stars is going to change a little bit. I might even change up my design for a fresh little start :) I'm not going to worry about posting five days a week. I'm not going to worry about getting posts up and published first thing in the morning. I will write when I feel motivated and when I feel like what I have to share is quality. I'm going to focus on my interests, rather than my personal life. You'll still see and read about things that are happening in my life, but when it comes to my weight-loss and search for love journeys, I'm going to keep it closer to home. I have lots of travel coming up in the next 'fiscal year' with work. In August I'll be headed to South Carolina and in November I'll be looking for my cowboy in Dallas! I'm reading a lot more, so I'll try to get some book reviews up. The summer is going to be full of great movies, so you'll probably see some of that too. There are also some link ups that I'll still participate in (cough*write or die*cough).
I hope you decide to stick around. It's still the same ol' me, but I'm a little online wiser now. I have a new Facebook page for Looking to the Stars (Facebook). so please go there and like me :) (I accidentally deleted the original one)
I'm gonna get on the plane and fly off to Orlando now! Have a fabulous day and I'll see you next time!
PS ~ How do you like my new signature? It's my actual signature!
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