Long time no post, I know! My apologies! I've been preoccupied with figuring out "adulting" as some like to call it. In reality I dislike that word a lot, but that's for another post.
Today I'm just going to write about why I haven't written lately! Does that make sense? It's been several months since I wrote a blog post and during that time I was pondering what projects I wanted to do. I started a blog last year that eventually fell through. It was super hard to keep up with, as my life was changing constantly. First I was living in Virginia, then the holidays, then I was studying all the time, and finally I got a job and graduated. Now my life has settled into a pattern again, and I want a project!
Blogging is great, but can feel a bit obsolete. Few people in my age range actually follow and read blogs anymore, myself included!
I've been working on a podcast with my friend for the past six months, and I've fallen in love with that format. (Quick plug for READ IT AGAIN RADIO SHOW) I started to think about starting my own podcast, and that's when I came up against these three questions. I realized that these are the questions that have been keeping me from investing in my Instagram, my blog, a podcast, etc.
What do I have to share? This is a hard one, because I have a lot of opinions. I think I have lots to share on a person-to-person, conversational level. But when it comes to putting myself out there I run into the big issue of "WHY?" Why should people listen to me? Am I actually doing something unique? What's the point?
What am I willing to share? This question is the hardest. Again, personally I am pretty open about my opinions. But generally, I don't love everyone knowing what I think/believe on a particular subject. I feel like in a place and time where people are judged very much on political beliefs rather than morals or character, it is vulnerable to put yourself out there. I try to live and let live, and I don't want someone to feel called out or accused because I say something publicly.
How much am I willing to invest/commit? All these projects are a lot of work, there is no way around that. None of them are fun all the time and when its something like a blog, where nobody is holding me accountable but myself, it can be very difficult to keep up with it.
So, yeah. Thats what's holding me back from keeping up with my blog, or starting a new project. Now that that's out there, I'm going to keep working on moving forward and starting that next big project. I wish you all luck in life and in all your creative endeavors!
My name is Rosalie Silliman, I'm a history enthusiast with a love for sewing and costumes.