I guess I should start by wishing you all a belated happy new year…. although one week in to 2016 and I am starting to feel surfeited by all the new year-new start sentiments flying around in every direction. But then perhaps I am just tired and grumpy at the moment!
I have been away for so long from the blog that for a little while there I really wasn’t sure I was actually going to come back to this space. As usual I spent some time going back over the last year or two and reading the memories I have stored up here and once again I have reminded myself why I do keep rambling away. I do not often enough go back to remember what I have posted and while I love crochet, enjoy posting about it and am grateful for the response it gains…. ultimately it is my family posts I love the most. The posts where I am truly rambling about our mini adventures or just our every days, they are the ones that keep me persevering with this.
I struggle a bit though as these days it seems not many people blog like this anymore, just for memory keeping purposes. It is ever increasingly about reviews and sponsored posts, website traffic and social media stats, and creating a revenue. I am torn by this as I understand it and see the potential, we are a low wage one-income family and I do need to think about earning a little to top us up, but I don’t want to lose that personal diary aspect that I love looking back on.
So here I am in 2016 giving myself another year of blogging. I don’t know if I would designate it a new start but I will say that I expect to see some changes around here as I try to balance writing more often my rambling family posts alongside branching out of my comfort zone and working on some new things to grow the blog and earn a little needed side money for my family.
There will of course still be crochet. There is always crochet. <3