Guess Who’s Back!
Hello! It’s been a while, a long while, but for some reason the urge to write a post has been building for the past few weeks until finally I have decided to put fingers to keyboard and blog.
I stepped away from blogging and commenting for a few months, but I’ve still been reading blogs regularly on my phone, so I feel that in a small way I have kept engaged. Reading some really good quality material from the community reminded me how much I enjoyed writing and missed it.
Earlier in the year blogging had become a chore, something that I rushed home from my full-time job to do before rushing to for an evening run or exercise class. I felt that I had to post to a schedule and I was diligent about commenting on every post by my favourite bloggers. I like to think that I’m quite a chilled out and relaxed person, but I also have a strong obsessive side that ruined the fun of it all.
I also started to become frustrated that I’m not very good at photography, and to be honest I don’t enjoy it that much. I felt the pressure to always post photos of my food or various random things in my life. I enjoy reading blogs with lots of photos, but I also like reading ones that are just words, so I don’t feel quite so ashamed about my photography confession.
That brings me to food. I love food, but I’m not a food blogger. I tried to be for a while, but it didn’t make me happy. I was inspired to start the blog in the first place because I wanted to develop a more “normal” relationship with food (whatever “normal” is, maybe a debate for another day), but it turned out that not posting for a while has helped even more. I’m happy with the way I eat now and feel like I’ve got a much healthier attitude.
Those last few paragraphs make it seem like there’s a lot of reasons not to blog, so why am I back? I miss sharing news and ideas with the community that other people in my life just nod and smile at. When I’m excited about a new running plan, down about a bad run, or enraged by a magazine article I think “I wish I could blog about that”. Of course I could have posted, but in my mind Every Day’s a Picnic was over.
Now I realise that there’s no reason why I can’t post when I feel like it, write about what I want to write about, and write a pile of words with no photos if I want to. This is an outlet for me to dump my random thoughts on the internet, no pressure. Of course, if someone out there reads it and says hello then that makes me happy too!