Tuesday, January 3, 2012

changes

Hiya Luv is going through some changes. I am going through some changes. I am still trying to decide where I want my blog to go. If I even want it to go anywhere or if I want it to just be a humble little abode on the net.

I used to have big dreams for my blog. I used to want to have a shop that was bustling and a blog that was just as much my career as was my shop. Then my new job came along and I am in love with it. Ever since then I have really put all my eggs into that basket. I still get joy out of my blog but honestly I have been concentrating more on home and the other job than the blog and shop.

For now the blog will be an outlet for fun. It will not have a set focus like it once did on crafting. It will be about anything...I will not pressure myself to write consistently or often. I will not pressure myself to have the best pictures, fun tutorials, new material that others haven't written yet, or stress about not writing for a week or two or maybe even three or four. I will do what I want.

I am re-evaluating my own expectations. I am reevaluating my own commitments. There will be changes in 2012. I just can't do it all and it is not fair to try to do things halfway...

Thanks for sticking around on my journey friends. :)

24 thoughts:

Chrissy Farnan said...

Ohh I LOVE your header!

Dreaming big for my blog - I too "had" the same vision. I think just posting and being who you are posting what you love, happenings in your life, a fun project or tutorial should it move you to post it. Share what makes you happy.

I have realized I personally am not going to have a huge blog like the very talented ladies I follow and admire. That's what they do and they do it in amazing ways. I will follow them and continue to admire and gain inspiration and enjoy my corner of the blogging world and post what makes me happy, just like you!

Happy 2012
~Chrissy

Sarah said...

It's good to reevaluate! And it's definitely more fun to blog when you take the pressure off :) PS: Love the new header!

Cassie Trask said...

Balance is a good thing, and if you love your job then that is where your heart should be. I'll still follow, because I just love ya!

Tara said...

I recently went through this exact same reevaluation for my blog & shop, and I can totally relate to what you are saying! It's always good to take a step back and decided what is best for you :)

Kim said...

I'm glad you love your new job so much, I'm sure that's so fulfilling for you. Isn't it crazy the pressure we put on ourselves sometimes about our blogs? I hope you figure out the direction you want to take, and look forward to your posts, no matter how often!

Gina {Hiya Luv} said...

Thanks so much Kim! :)

Gina {Hiya Luv} said...

Thanks for the validation! sometimes I think nobody understands:)

Gina {Hiya Luv} said...

I miss you so!!!

Gina {Hiya Luv} said...

Thanks friend!

Gina {Hiya Luv} said...

Thanks Chrissy! Here's to an awesome year;)

Melissa said...

just have fun dear! love the blog:)))

Mama Pea said...

Change is good :) Hi & Happy New Year!!

Gina Dixon {Hiya Luv} said...

Hi friend!!! Are you back?!!!

Lena Leson said...

I'm so happy to hear this, as crazy as that sounds. It seems like your blog was most important when work was making you really unhappy, and this new job is just so different. I'm happy to follow you where ever you go, darling!

WendyB said...

If you have a job you love, why create another job for yourself? Just use the blog for fun!

Gina {Hiya Luv} said...

What a concept?! :) Thanks Wendy!!

Gina {Hiya Luv} said...

Lena! You speak words of truth. I was in such despair for a long period of time and you know so well. I am so happy right now...thanks for your support on my journey luv.

Gina {Hiya Luv} said...

Thanks so much:)

Trina Curran said...

I think you are spot on. I have felt the same way about mine too...it has been neglected and lost its purpose, and I am looking for that now. I love teaching, but I love my blog and shop too. But you are right...half way...well, I don't want it to be half way. So I'm working on that. It's just taking a little longer, that's all. :) Until you find your path for your little spot, just know that I still remember you and think of you often! Happy 2012. :)

Gina {Hiya Luv} said...

Trina you are so kind and thoughtful. Thank you for your note. I think of you often too and am so happy we are ig friends. I am a perfectionist so it is hard to not give something my all and be okay with it. Thank you for understanding. That always helps when others can identify and share in what you are experiencing. ;)gina

hollycroft94 said...

I think it's wonderful that you love your job - it's what we all aspire to - and you're right, you should just write about whatever you want. I have always love reading your blog honey & will continue to do so. xox

Lauren@Warm&Fuzzy said...

Hi Gina- Just stopping by from Scatter Girls. Saying Hi. I feel the way about my blog sometimes. I am trying to more this year. I have a full time job that I love and 2 kiddos so the blog often takes a back burner to my "real" life. Cant wait to see where 2011 takes you. :)

Earl-Leigh Designs said...

Girl, do not stress yourself out! Your life is filled with blessings which is a wonderful thing! It makes my heart happy when people have jobs that they enjoy.

San said...

This is how things go, Gina. Don't stress yourself over this... a blog can just be that - A BLOG. We'll all still be around to read whatever you feel like putting out here :)

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