SURPRISE! I have decided to start my blog back up. Why? Well, maybe the real question is why I stopped it in the first place. It’s an interesting question (I’m really glad I asked myself)…
When I started out I loved blogging. In it I found a creative outlet I had been lacking for some time, and I ate it up like a fat kid who had not been allowed to eat ice-cream for a year. As soon as it reached my lips I began to devour it. I ordered another scoop, smeared it with chocolate topping. And nuts. And marshmallows. And a cherry on top. You get the point.
I have never been one for moderation, and after teaching myself how to use a DSLR camera, how to edit photos in Photoshop, and how to set up a blog on Squarespace (read: after I got Kyle and Janelle to painstakingly teach me how to do these things), after diligently producing one blog a week, and even after going so far as to attend a blogging workshop (in Morocco though!), I fell into the blog-equivalent of an ice-cream coma.
Over the ensuing months there were one or two occasions where I considered picking up the pen (keyboard?) again. But each time the thought occurred I quickly pushed it away. It seemed like so much effort: lugging around the DSLR camera; going through all the photos afterwards; painstakingly editing the copy; coming up with some decent content every week…
Then today it struck me… Maybe you guys don’t really care about beautifully edited photos (and if you do, maybe you would go to another blog in any case as I will never be able to call my photos “beautifully edited”); maybe you guys don’t care if it takes me another three weeks to write my next post; maybe “you guys” exclusively consists of my mother, who will be the only regular reader of my blog (hi Mum!).
Maybe, just maybe, you guys simply come here to get a quick update on what I am up to (and, given that I have recently moved to the most beautiful city in the world, I am actually engaging in some fairly interesting activities if I do say so myself ;p). Maybe I will get some satisfaction in putting the thing together in any case, even if nobody but my Mum reads it.
And so, in the spirit of half-assed blogging, I will not leave you with an update of my life over the last twelve months. I will not leave you with the details of my upcoming trips. Hell, I’m not even going to update the sidebar on the right-hand side. Instead, I am simply going to leave you with this picture of... ice-cream!
BIG FAT NOTE: This time I’m gonna try to avoid spamming peeps on Facebook, so if you DO wish to keep up-to-date with the blog, you best either subscribe or follow me on instagram @candieraejay, where I will be unashamedly spamming ;)