How to deal with all this mess

This blog has always been a mess. I always had so many projects and ideas in my head that I had a really hard time trying to organize them and produce something that made sense together.

This journey has been fun. Really motivating sometimes, not so much other times.

I think I spent more time writing about what I wanted to do with this blog than to actually trying to do so. Oh well, this is me. And yup, it’s what I’m doing at this exact time.

When I started this blog I didn’t think anyone would actually ever read it, so your support really surprised me in a really good way. But I have to say, I wasn’t prepared. At all. I made a lot of mistakes and I learned from (some of) them. It’s been a helpful experience and it gave me the chance of growing up.

Personally speaking, this year as been a whole adventure for me. I got a dog, I got an apartment with my amazing boyfriend, I started to work (not at one, but at three different jobs),… So many news for me, and somehow not so much time for myself. But I’m still alive and breathing and happy.

In a month and a half, one of my jobs will end so I will be able to have some more free time. Of course, that’s a pretty good excuse for me to make some projects in my head.

As you may know if you follow my Instagram, I’ve been really active on the social media lately. I’ve rediscovered once again my love for photography. I’ve been taking a lot of pictures and it’s been a great way to take my head out of the working world and have some me-time.

Now, I know what you’re thinking. This already was, somewhere somehow, a photography blog. Yup, I tried that. But… as I said at the beginning, this blog as always been a mess. With so many changes and so many “I’ll try that. Let me fix that. Oh, I’m going to get organized and blah blah blah”.

So no, I’m not gonna do anther change to my beloved indiellie. No. I’ve made my mind. This is a mess. And, for once, I’m okay with it. It is a mess, and a mess it will remain.

I started it to have a space online where I could write about anything that came to my mind, and I will let it be like that for the rest of the time. I may not come here a lot in the future, but I like the idea that this little blog will always be here for me when I’ll be in need of writing without thinking so much – like I’m doing right now, anyway.

But I do have a project. And it’s kind of a big one, in my perspective. It’s about photography, as you may already have guessed.

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It won’t just be a blog, this time, but a whole website, which will also include a blog of course, where I will also be able to upload my portfolio. Isn’t that great? Well, I am really excited, that’s for sure.

The website is under construction right now, but hopefully, it will be out soon. And this time, I will try my best to don’t make it messy, even though I know I will still be making lots of mistakes.

If you want to join me in this new adventure, don’t forget to chek out my soon to be new website at chasinglittlewonders.com, it would mean a lot for me to see you there! And in the meantime, let’s keep in touch via Instagram and Twitter.

And if you’re wondering, I didn’t bother to re-read what I just wrote. Yay for keep it messy!

I Had A Blog

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I had a blog. I did, and I loved it. I loved writing in it, taking pictures and edit them for it. Then I’m not sure what happened…

I started working, while I still had to study for my last exam, and it was pretty exhausting. But I kept thinking “one of these days I will take a moment for myself and write a new post on my blog“, at least to tell everyone that I was still alive.

At the end of August I finally did my exam, but just after that I moved in with my boyfriend (yes, big news right here!) and that took a lot of my time and efforts, too.

Now it’s been a few weeks, and I have to admit that, even if I’m pretty tired most of the time when I’m home, I had some free time. And I thought a lot about writing this post… But the more I waited, the more difficult it became.

Right now I’m not even sure that someone will actually read this words. I’m pretty sure that after more than 100 days without a single blog post, most of my few readers probably left. And if you are still here, well… I’m really grateful, so thank you!

It’s a bit hard for me to write these words here, in this place that used to be my beloved blog. It’s hard because I really want to start blogging again. To be honest, I need it. But the thing is, I’m not sure what I want to be blogging about.

Everywhere I see inspiring blog post saying that to be a successful blog you have to have a focus, a main topic. Now, I’m not saying that I want to become a successful blogger – that was never the goal, even if of course it would be nice – but they sure have a point, and this made me think. What’s the focus of my blog? Do I even have one?

Well, it’s upsetting that I don’t know. The thing is that even in my life, I always wanted to do a lot of things, and I change my passions pretty often. There are a few that are always present, like singing  and photography. I actually tried to make this entire blog about photography, but after I while I got bored and I felt the need of writing about something else, too. I called myself a lifestyle blogger, without wanting to realize that it was still a generic definition.

I know I’d like to write about self-improvement, but am I good at it? I’m not sure. I love to read blogging advice, but I feel catastrophic with my blog most of the time, so that’s not probably a good idea.

Since lately I’ve been working with kids, I even thought about changing everything and focus about craft and activities to do with kids. The thing is, once again I don’t know if I would be able to stick with it and if I’d had the time actually create those things.

So, as you can see if you’re still reading, which I doubt (yes, I’m not being self-confident right now), I’m drowning in an ocean of if and buts. I realize I still have a lot of thinking to do about this and if you want to help me with some advice, you are all more than welcome.

I promise (mostly to myself) I’ll do my best to keep you updated about all this mess, and to try to finally find a way out of it.