I started blogging in 2007, before I’d learned to screenprint, before I had an Etsy shop. I was working a full-time job, reading design blogs, and generally dreaming of a way to leave my full-time job to pursue more creative work.
Funny how things work out.
For a while, I probably thought I wanted to be a blogger, but I didn’t have the stamina for that. Once I realized that I wanted to be a working artist, well, things changed. I became an artist who blogs.
I blog to share my work and my life. I blog as a way of marketing what I create. I blog because I sometimes have something to say. In the past six months, I’ve blogged regularly (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, in case you hadn’t noticed). And today, I’m telling you I’m taking a break from posting here on a schedule.
I have a number of projects that I’d like to focus on – my Incredibly Chic Women blog, a small Holiday 2013 collection, a shop migration – and I can’t do all of that and blog. Remember how I said last week that it was okay to quit? Well, I’m not quitting. I’m just giving myself the flexibility to post when I want; I’ll blog, but not on a schedule. Blogging takes time. I want to use my time for something else.