It’s been a while, hasn’t it?
I wish I could just say that summer is here, and I’m off gadding about, soaking up the summer sun at the beach, playing in the sprinkler and just chilling out….and that’s why I haven’t been here at W&M.
Although I am enjoying summer so far, it’s not what’s keeping me from being here at W&M.
To be honest with y’all I’ve been having a little falling out with all things social media and techy right now. I thought it might just be a short phase I was going through, but I have the feeling it’s going to last a little longer than I anticipated.
I’m really wrestling with the role technology plays in my everyday life and how/if it impacts my relationships with those I adore the most. I know there is no point in lamenting technology and seeking to revert to a time when things were “simpler” and “slower”. I use it, I see the value in it, I am just needing to figure out how to use it in a way that adds value to my experiences and those I interact with every day. I want to use it, I don’t want to feel used by it. Know what I mean?
I’m not shutting down W&M, I just want to take some time to rethink it. To step away for a little while and reassess. I know things are changing in Blogland, that blogs are becoming less a place of community and more a place to store content. Which is fine, I’m not opposed to that…..I’m just wanting to think long and hard about the content here at W&M and if it adds value to all the content that is out there already. I know I don’t see the value in adding one more collage of “20 Most Pinnable Projects that You’ll Never Have Time To Do”, to the Blogoverse. That’s just not what I want to provide here. So…..if that’s all I have to give, then I don’t see me coming back….BUT, if there’s more; if after a respite and some space to really think, I can find a way for W&M to be more than that….I will be back, with bells on, well, you know, not literally.
Things change, they evolve and at the pace technology advances, I suspect blogging and content sharing/storage will try to keep up and morph along the way. Until I figure out how I want to morph along with it, you can find me at my Instagram feed. IG seems to be the one social media platform that really encourages community right now. So, out of all of them, that’s where I am more frequently than others.
I just wanted to let you know where my head is these days instead of leaving you with a random post about buying a sewing machine off of Craigslist!
In the meantime, Keep Sewing Awesomeness!