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My day dream? (Or part of it, at the least?)
To write things here that are of variable significance to me that may or may not be of some variable significance to another person or two. But that end goal entails the actual WRITING of THINGS, and so, well, here I am again.
Look, I am spectacularly spectacular at shutting down at the slightest hint of overwhelm. And after gaining a small, steady, and growing readership I stopped, at some level, thinking about communicating and started thinking about content, and editorial schedules, and personal branding, and several other things that I don't really particularly care to think about at this moment in my life.
I made this into (yet another) source of pressure. So what did I do? I ran away from the blogging world entirely.
(I believe you'll find "running away" as the secret #8 on Covey's list of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.)
But that doesn't really make me happy either. Nor has it been conducive to the communicating I was aiming for from the get go. I've been doing lots of updates on the apartment, and changing a lot of things around in life, and I'd like to be able to share that here. I just don't want to feel like a failure if I'm not able to do it 6 times a week with perfectly lit photos. Rebuild is a young pup, just over half a year old, and I'm still learning how to make it work for me. And for you. Sometimes that will mean there is more. Sometimes that will mean there is less. Always it will mean that my energy is being focused on whatever happens to be revitalizing and joy-inducing at that particular point in time. Because without that, I can't really be genuine here anyways. Okay?
P.S. Interesting reads on hard-won illusions of perfection and ease in internet land:
Why Your Dinner Doesn't Taste as Good as it Looked Online
This is Your Brain on Pinterest
Why I Can't Stop Reading Mormon Housewife Blogs
In Which I Wonder About Pinterest
In Praise of my Un-Spectacular, Pre-Pinterest Wedding
[I don't necessarily agree with all of the views in these articles, but they do make you think about the way we look at life depicted on the internet... and the way small voices in the back of our minds may tell us we need to depict ours. I find Molly from Orangette's quotes in the first article to be particularly poignant.]