Try to visualize this:
You’ve been together on-and-off for two years. The relationship is generally good – you look forward to spending time together, you’re optimistic about the future, you’re growing in similar ways. Then, one afternoon you have a small disagreement and you realize – this is not where you want to be! Something needs to change.
Have you ever felt this way? A romantic partner, best friend, thesis…blog?
In mid-December I attended five Boston blogging events over a week and a half. I enjoyed the company of other bloggers – some new faces, some already friends – summarized my blog about forty times, and realized I felt stuck.
So I stopped posting, turned off my Twitter phone application, and took a break. I had accidental breaks in the past – a week or two would go by without writing, but I would always attempt to make time for it. Not this month. I completely shut off my blogging and social media planning with no plan of when I’d return.
I’m back now and it’s funny how all of this came together right before the start of the New Year.
You know I love food. You may have figure out two of my favorite things are travel and sociology. You might even have a feeling I’m an artist (painter, primarily). So, where is all of this in EatingPlaces? Going forward, I plan to follow something Richard from The Passionate Foodie recently posted on Twitter:
@RichardPF: If your blog is the same at this moment as it was one year ago, there is something wrong. Be dynamic, not stagnant.
Blogging about restaurant reviews and recipes is fine and I enjoy it, but I’ve been craving something more. Something that challenges me and makes use of my passions. If you’re a blogger, how has your blog evolved?
If you’re an EatingPlaces reader, what do you like most about this blog and what would you like to see change in the future?
See you in 2012!