Like I mentioned in yesterdays intro, I’m a bit of a weirdo when it comes to change. Even if it doesn’t necessarily affect me it takes a long time for me to adjust. It’s bizarre, right? Of course that can be limiting as I quite often avoid embracing new things simply because I wallow comfortably in routine; anything different to that feels like a wild threat determined to disrupt my mental karma. Naturally, copious tea drinking commences… aren’t I glad it’s nothing stronger?! *rolls eyes* Maybe it’s down to my erratic anxiety levels or maybe it’s just the fact that I get comfy in the same old spot for too long. Whatever the reason, I feel it’s time to move on and instigate a few little changes of my own.
At this point you’re probably thinking ‘what the fudge is she whittling on about?!’. Okay, here goes a bit of a back track story… In October 2014 I launched Confetti & Curves. At the time I’d literally gone through the mill with mental health issues – if only you guys knew the struggle, it was real & it was frightening. But without dwelling on the gloom and doom, blogging picked me up and took me out of the darkest depths of what I was battling. It helped me cope immensely. I spent night after night chatting to new blogging chums… most of whom have become friends I’m yet to meet. It’s been lovely, thoroughly lovely in fact, and I’d highly suggest blogging to anyone battling their own inner demons as it can be such a healthy & creative distraction.
In November 2014 I wanted to give something back to the blogging community, albeit it nothing major but it was my own way of positively drawing attention to the bloggers who were unknowingly helping me through such a tough time in my own life, hence Behind The Blog was born.
Over the past 18 months (Eeeek! I can’t believe it’s been THAT long!!) literally hundreds of bloggers have featured twice a week, joining me on my so called ‘virtual sofa’ to chatter about their own little corner of the internet. Learning about others in the blogging community has proven that regardless of skin colour, religion or location we can all be surprisingly similar in many ways… or totally different but still enjoying the company of each other.
I can’t begin to tell y’all just how much I’ve enjoyed hosting this series. It’s been a treat getting to know so many of you a little bit better alongside the added bonus of some great online friendships blossoming through it. But it’s time to move on. It’s not that I’m fed up or tired of introducing all you lovely lot, it’s just reached a point where I’d like to explore a few new opportunities as well as take the time to read more blogs and put as much as I can into becoming self-employed again. Woo hoo! It’s exciting, right? Of course I’m by no means saying that I’m giving up blogging – absolutely not!!! I’ll still be regularly typing away but merely phasing out the commitment of Behind The Blog every Tuesday & Thursday… which in turn will help me free up some time. In replacement, maybe I’ll re-blog a few of my older posts that new readers might find helpful or simply post a little inspirational feature. I’ve pencilled in a few new series for later in the year that I’ve been itching to work on but simply haven’t gotten the time to tackle – again easing off the Behind The Blog commitment for a while will help me work on creating those exciting projects with some really interesting people! Projects I know you guys will LOVE.
I know some of you are in the process of submitting your Behind The Blog interviews already, and that’s fine, I’m still scheduling as normal. I also know some of you are keen to jump on board, so with that in mind this is my last invitation (for the foreseeable wee while) that I’ll be putting out for any requests. So please get in contact pronto if it’s something you’re also interested in participating in.
So if you’re in the process of returning your interview or if you’re eager to get involved (before I begin to wind things down a little) then get in touch via my contact page. If you’re new and would like to read more about it then you can *Click Here* to check out all the information a blogger could need 😉
As for those who have already taken part THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! You guys have been an inspiration, a daily source of encouragement, great online friends and the best medicine for days when even mumbling a few words has been a difficult process. You’re all super-stars in your own right and I cannot thank you enough for allowing the rest of us into your world ❤
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