Five years ago, I created a blogspot account and called it The Awkward Blog. I didn’t give much thought as to what my end goal was, in fact, I don’t think I really had one at that point. I just wanted to do it. It’s been five years of London blogging. Five years of afternoon teas, where to go, where to eat, what I wore and where, as well as my travels! I shared our wedding day, and our home renovations. I shared the new addition of our kittens. I shared alot. It was fun. But also, somewhere along the way, I lost heart in it. Instead of the conversational posts, blogging became much glossier and polished. And I’m just not a glossy and polished kind of girl.
I missed the early days of writing posts about where I genuinely went and why, rambling posts of anything on my mind-a good old fashioned wordy blog post. I will put my hand up, I did fall into the glossier world that blogging evolved into. I loved creating beautiful blogs and photos. I still love taking photos. I still like the satisfaction of a good looking blog post too. But all my focus was into keeping up with the blogosphere that I lost my way. Every time I sat to write a post, I had to type and reread everything, because I was so paranoid that I was starting to sound like a robot and that I had forgotten my voice. Then I had a baby.
I suddenly had a lot to share and say again, but I knew the Awkward Blog just wasn’t the space for it anymore. I don’t want to say ‘mommy blog’ but I wanted to share thoughts about muddling my way through motherhood, about not getting the sleep and googling the colour of baby poo, and oh the start of suddenly being a family of three. It’s not a new chapter in my life, it’s a whole other book.
So I created Darling, you
I’m not quite ready to erase The Awkward Blog off the internet. I’ll keep the old girl up to peruse my archives. Maybe marvel over the times that I was able to go out and not freak out about forgetting to pack a pacifier. I don’t want to bow out of the blogosphere, I just have something else to say and share. I know it won’t be for everybody, but I hope you’ll check in from time to time.
Thank you for reading along with me these last five years. See you on the new blog if you want to still tag along!