the table with its odd assortment of books, old photos, little hands, salad, petals, shells, colour pencils and owl torch / bread just out of the woodfire oven
Did you know that there’s a movement called slow blogging? Type it into google and you’ll be greeted with a plethora of blog posts on the topic which, in very basic terms, celebrates blog quality over post quantity. It’s something I’ve pondered a lot since I opened this space to sponsors because there’s no doubt that as soon as money is involved, editorial obligation creeps in too. It’s a murky situation to be in and it’s one I’ve been struggling with. But I find that authenticity is at my core here; it’s my intention and my inspiration. If I don’t have anything to write about there’s no point me being here…I’m not going to write for the sake of getting a new blog post out (hence my quiet ways of late).
Slow blogging is, in my opinion, the blogging of yesteryear. And perhaps we’re going full circle and venturing back to the time (for me, six plus years ago) where a small community of creatives wrote and commented and documented and discussed. And that was it. And it was beautiful. I’m not sure about you but I’m definitely sensing a shift in this funny old blog world. Perhaps it’s nostalgia for what was, perhaps it so noisy that some of us are, in our own ways, aiming to spark some quiet, meaningful conversation where facebook and instagram and pinterest aren’t involved. Social media is so busy, so time-consuming; it really does steal you away from the present moment. There’s no doubt that blogging was simpler before the arrival of all the added extras.
I’ll continue to write here, to document my days and yes, I’ll work with sponsors, too. But in an attempt to blog for good reason and not obligation, I’m embracing some slow blogging ways. I’m starting with a bit of sharing. If you fancy delving into some inspiring reading I highly recommend the following posts:
Idle Parenting by Gourmet Girlfriend
Honest School Notes #2 by Rachael Mogantosh
The Wardrobe Cleanse by This Brown Wren
I Choose Kind by Foxs Lane
How do you feel about blogging of late?