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whatever wednesday: six confessions

after reading i go by katie's post with the same title and a long weekend to think, i wanted to share my six confessions with you all. however, today's 6 confessions are specifically about blogging on "a case of the mundays":

1. a lot of bloggers that i follow (including myself lately) just post about "stuff". i find myself so greedy - "wanting this"/"needing that". i don't like myself very much when i get in these ruts. my favorite blog aren't the ones w/ lead ladies with lavish wardrobes & perfect homes - but rather real moms/wives who live on a budget & make do w/ what they have.

2. wade and i are trying to budget & save for more important adventures in life. and w/ limited "blood money" for each of us to spend each month, i don't buy most of the stuff i post. i am trying out a new tagline: dress and decor for little more than a pretty penny. i hope to tweak some of my posts to focus on how to live on a budget.

3. about once a week, i look at wade and say "i think i'm done blogging". blogging can feel overwhelming. there's always this desire to one-up yourself & sometimes life doesn't allow time for one-upping. nor is one-upping really necessary. i also have found that i'm ridiculously competitive w/ other bloggers - honestly the ONLY thing in life i've ever been competitive about. ha!

4. blogging isn't my day job. it doesn't bring in an income (yet) and is something i have to find time for between my already busy work schedule & personal schedule.

5. i post about things i love or projects i'm working on. at times i feel completely narcissistic. who am i to think i have anything worth sharing. plus it's a very one-sided conversation. i love feedback about my posts - what you like/dislike.

6. i sometimes wish i hadn't limited myself w/ the blog title "a case of the mundays". it would be super cool to pair up w/ other bloggers to consolidate ideas. i think this would attack a lot of my other confessions - the overwhelming-ness the narcissistic-ness. any other mundays out there?!? bueller?

what are your 6 confessions?

13 comments :

Venessa said...

Don't stop blogging, Blair! Here's a confession: I live in NYC and I read your blog everyday. I don't even read blogs but I randomly came across this and now I'm hooked. We have verrry similar styles, so I find myself loving everything you pick out. Keep it up! Just goes to show you that someone out there is listening.

P.S. I'm newly engaged, so I loove hearing any wedding planning advice you may have!

-Venessa

Susan said...

Keep blogging, Blair! I'm always inspired by our posts and creativity and your blog is one of my favorite reads during the work day. Thanks for taking the time to do it!!

Susan said...

by *your posts. ha

Jenna said...

I love reading your blog, Blair! I came across your blog recently and I read every day!
Keep up the good work!

Robin said...

I love, love, love your blog, too! Please keep it up.

Kendahl said...

Like the confessions! I feel a lot of the same things. Definitely when it comes to budgeting. Preach it :) I find we really are helping others out when we can show the projects we are doing without blowing our whole paycheck. It's doable. And yes, getting comments back really helps you feel like you aren't just talking to yourself! I know the feeling! If you wanna change your blog name, just do it! That's the cool thing about blogs, no rules. Talk (type) about whatever's you want! You follow Kelle Hampton's blog? She does an amazing job at finding that fine line between talking about "stuff" but more importantly, life. And her kiddos are precious so you'll love her pictures if nothing else! www.kellehampton.com

And as everyone else is sayin', Keep blogging! :)

a case of the mundays said...

thanks ladies!!! i promise this wasn't a ploy to get more comments. i love (and honestly needed) the support this week!

@venessa ... i still haven't gone completely through my wedding pics! how bad is that. and i've only posted on our flowers. so many other things to post. (maybe even today!) ... def email me if you ever have questions. i'd love to help!

@kendahl ... thanks for the recommendation. i'll check out kelle hampton. i love love - under the sycamore (http://ashleyannphotography.com/blog) and cakies (http://mycakies.blogspot.com) for this very reason. check them out too!

Joon said...

if i told you how i came across your blog, you would laugh... but as soon as I did- I knew I loved it!! i feel SO narcissistic when I blog- MORE so when I take a picture and say, "oohh! for the blog!" I just feel like life has gotten less genuine... and more rehearsed. Like my bed has to be made, my outfit has to be presentable, and my life has to be somewhat put together! I feel like if I did something and didn't document it, it was wasted effort!!! --how sad! whatever happened to spontaneity...

anyhow, I've only been on your blog for 5 minutes and am excited to sift through old posts... you are adorable and if you quit blogging i will be sad because it's just my luck to like something and have it discontinued!!!

a case of the mundays said...

@joon ... love your honesty (and your blog). thanks for visiting

Ellen said...

Blair, this is a great post and I'm happy to see you getting comment love that says so. I understand and relate to all of your worries. As far as blogging being narcissistic, I worry so much about that too (especially when I'm doing an outfit post). But I try to tell myself that the most narcissistic thing of all is to worry too much about what everyone thinks of me. Better to just make myself happy and be pleased with what I'm doing. Your blog is terrific! It probably wouldn't be as terrific, however, without a LITTLE self-examination, so this is all for the best. I think a little competition and a little self-critiquing can be healthy and helpful sometimes. :-) xoxoxo

Tara said...

I struggle with the same things! I often feel that when I'm blogging that I'm boasting and that's the last thing I want to do. I'm with everyone else - please keep blogging. You have so many creative ideas - and finding inspiration is why I got into blogging in the first place. At the end of the day, you're creating a digital scrapbook for yourself that will be so fun to look back at months/years down the road. :)

Jackie said...

I love reading your blog so please, keep writing!

I bought a HUGE burlap tablecloth at the Habitat Restore so I could make things out of it. And then I found your blog! I've made one stocking with plans to make another...and now I love that pillow you made so that's on the list too! Seeing what you come up with is definitely an inspiration. Thanks!

mrslimestone said...

Great post! I'm with you on so much you said.

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