When I started blogging back in 2001 (sadly all my old college blogs have been deleted), I had no idea what the world of blogging would become. I was simply thrilled to find a more efficient way to journal & the idea of it being public created an odd sense of community around my stories. When I began Heir to Blair in 2008, it was the same – I needed a corner to write, anonymously, to be whatever struck me in the moment. But it took me by surprise, becoming bigger than I ever imagined.
I dreamed of turning my blog into my career. I figured if I worked hard enough & smart enough, I could make it happen. It hit me a few months ago that it didn’t matter how hard or smart or successful I was, blogging as a career would not be my reality.
It was the most liberating realization ever.
I began to feel boxed in by Heir to Blair. It felt like that old Pottery Barn duvet cover that I have that doesn’t even fit our bed anymore, but I can’t seem to part with it because I wanted it so badly back in 2009 & it was so expensive & it’s in perfect condition. But dudes, it doesn’t even fit our bed anymore.
I realized that I wasn’t afraid if nobody recognized me anymore in the blog world. I’m just me, almost thirty with a slight obsession with summer scarves & a husband that I adore & a little boy that steals my heart every morning.
Thank you for continuing on this ride with me. I hope it’s as fun for you as it is for me.
p.s. queen sized pottery barn duvet comforter up for grabs. simone-style.
p.p.s. There are still BlogHer ads up because they don’t require you (or me) to do jack shit. I’m still writing for Babble because I enjoy it. I’ll even do the really cool reviews, like that one where I got to give away a Keurig. I am finishing out my commitment to Huggies & other companies because that’s the nice thing to do.