by tamara on April 23, 2012
i have made a lot of changes in the past few months.
changes to the way i view my own blog;
changes to the way i blog.
i have blogged for quite a few years now,
i used to be ‘quarterofaninch’
an ode to the perfectionist in me if you like.
i abandoned that title a little while ago…
choosing instead to be ‘me’.
yep, i know it sounds strange,
but i felt the need to take ownership over my little part of cyberspace.
at the same time i cleaned out my reader,
i mean, deleted everyone in it [no offence to any of my current readers];
i added back in those i am ‘really’ fond of, inspired by,
along with whole lot of new discoveries.
it felt so good, cleansing in fact.
the blogs i visit are no longer limited to craft or photography blogs,
in fact quite the opposite.
i didn’t realise it at the time,
but i was unknowingly avoiding the ‘comparison trap’ (you can read a fabulous article on the topic here),
a creative killer. it is. really.
these little changes have translated not only into more meaningful connections,
but a creative space that is stamped with my identity;
inspired by the colour that all of your blogs on family, children, photography, travel and craft provide.
i cannot wait to open up my reader every morning now,
i’m reading everything.
i’m not skimming through that list and feeling under this self imposed pressure.
how ridiculous that was.
how fun it now is!
what do you think?
do find yourself falling into the ‘trap’?
maybe it’s time for a change.
The above image was one from the finders keepers markets over the weekend, you can spy some more here.