As you’ll see from one of the captions on this week’s photos, I have been thinking about the heyday of little slice-of-life crafty mama kind of blogs like this one. This blog never reached the level of fame that many others from that time did, but it provided me with a nice little community with whom I could share my thoughts and my projects. It was a good time.
And while there are still a few of you around from those days in some capacity (a fact that makes me happy), it’s not the same. I miss the old days where every post had a handful of comments on it, and I miss coming here every day to post about my crafty pursuits. But the truth is, even if I had the time and the desire to write every day: I have fewer crafty pursuits now than I did in 2008, so less to talk about; and so much of the blog-reading audience has moved on to Instagram or other social media platforms.
I’m as guilty as anyone in terms of blog reading goes. And that was what I have started thinking about now: it’s not just about me and my blog. (I know that’s not exactly a news flash, but I can be a bit self-absorbed sometimes 😜)
So the thing is, if I am not out there reading my old favorite blogs, why would I expect anyone else to be doing it? I used to zip through Feedly every morning and read my favorite slice-of-life blogs before starting my day. Now, I read the New York Times. Or whatever articles Google thinks I need to see. And while that might make me better informed than I used to be, I don’t know if it exactly makes me happier.
So I fired up Feedly yesterday for the first time in at least, I don’t know, five or six years? And I pruned my reading list waaaaay back, getting rid of anyone that I know for a fact has retired from blogging, and a bunch of sites that just don’t interest me anymore. I essentially only kept those favorite blogs from the old days and added a couple of new ones I sometimes see linked to on Instagram. It may be days or weeks before there’s anything to read in my Feedly at this point, but that just makes it way more manageable than it used to be, right? (Bright side thinking, there 😁)
So, what is This Week in Pictures?
It’s a roundup of the little (and big!) moments I have captured all week. Some of these images are posted on Instagram, but many aren’t posted anywhere but here. Some days there may be no photos, and other days there may be multiples. It’s more laid back than the Project 365s of previous years. You can learn more here 🙂
Here’s a very short video, featuring 1.5-second moments from the week – Eamonn’s graduation party, Father’s Day, and the usual 🙂 :
Thanks for helping me celebrate the week! If you want to see this stuff as it happens, please feel free to follow me on Instagram ♥