Jan 4, 2013

Organic Blogging: A Serious Post


Back in 2010 (whoa!) I started this blog as a way to express my love for fashion and style. 
Although I still love these things, my life has taken turns and therefore, so will this blog.
I want this blog to grow with me.
As I get older, I realize that I need to start really appreciating what I already own, instead of always wanting the next pair of Jimmy Choo's or the next hot trend. 
I always seem to want, want, want...instead of seeing what is already in front of me-which is A LOT.

I will be purging my closet and selling the majority of it on Threadflip. What I haven't worn in >6 months = I don't need.

I will also be on a "shopping hold" for the next two months, which I will talk about more in another post.

Now for the more serious stuff.....(if you can bare with me)
When I first started my blog, I compared my blog with others' and thought - "wow, I really love the way she wore that-I need it" OR "I wish I could afford those shoes she is wearing" ETC.
I did this for quite awhile, buying things along the way that I did not need - actually, way too many things that I didn't need. 
I used to plan my days off around "outfit posts" and not actually enjoying the days that I had to myself. I mean let's be real, I work 40 (or more) hours in an emergency room and that doesn't leave much room for "play time" and blogging. 
Why? Why did I think I needed to rush out and get those pictures? Why did I need to buy all of these things and feature them in a post or two? What the **** are you doing Lynzy?
I feel that this blog needs to be a place that appropriately reflects who I am. I am a runner. I am a healer. I am an animal lover. I am someone who wants to have a big, happy family. I am someone who loves to help others. 
Yes, I love fashion - but this blog needs to reflect more of everything else in my life. 
There are projects and events I have attended through blogging (more fashion related) that I have no desire to attend or take part in again. Mostly, because I felt that some of those people have no actual desire to "know" me or to really establish any type of relationship. 
On the flip side, I have met some amazing individuals in this community that I adore. People that I hope to keep in touch with for a long, long time.
Anyways, the bottom line is this: 
You will be seeing less (only 1 or 2 a week) of those outfit posts featuring all this "new stuff" I don't need and more of what inspires me every day. I hope that you can enjoy the ride with me and this blog as we adjust to the new year. 
2013: The year of more organic blogging! :)

29 comments:

  1. I'm excited to see the new direction of your blog! I can't wait to learn about other parts of your life :)

    XOXO,
    Alexa
    apstonee.blogspot.com

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  2. Omg! I am right there with you. I completely agree. Buying stuff you don't need/want just bc you blog. It's not cool. Do it for you girl. God bless you!!

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  3. I couldn't agree more with this post and love your openness and honesty on the situation! I am so excited to see what 2013 brings for you!

    Chelsea
    Haute Child in the City

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  4. Love this post and so respect you for the changes you're making. My husband and I were just talking about taking the outfit posts down to 2 a week also...for the same reasons! Can't wait to see what the new year brings for you and thank you for your honesty!

    www.pennypincherfashion.com

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  5. I totally get it and as a follower of your blog I applaud you for being true to what you believe is best for yourself. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. I kept saying, "Yes!" over and over again while I read this. Love this post Lynzy and am excited to see where 2013 takes you + Sparking Footsteps.
    xo - Marion

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  7. Great post! I look forward to seeing how your blog evolves :)

    www.thesparklylife.com

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  8. Love your honesty - I'm excited to embark on a no shopping challenge with you and all the others working to pare down and focus on what we already have. Glad to have found you through Twitter!

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  9. Yes! I agree wholeheartedly and know that when I made the switch I felt immediately relieved. Showing our "true" lives and not just the fashion loving side (though that IS fun, too) is what makes me feel more balanced. I always enjoy reading more in depth about a blogger's live and seeing the person behind the outfit. Looking forward to reading more from you in 2013.

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  10. I really enjoyed reading this post! I can't wait to see the new direction your blog goes to and I can't wait to meet more of you :)

    xoxo,

    Fashion Fractions

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  11. I really like this post. I often have the same thoughts when looking at other blogs. I'm really looking forward to seeing where you take your blog this year! I think it sounds like something I'll really enjoy reading.

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  12. I think I am about to do this too! :)

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  13. I hear you. Sometimes we just need to stop and realize that we can offer more than just 'outfits'. People want to get to know the entire you. I am excited for that!

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  14. This is great! I realized this a long time ago and life is more enjoyable now :) And I still love blogging and connecting with others!

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  15. Proud of you, Lynzy! :) Totally agree that it's just not worth it if it's not fun anymore. I only post when I have something to say/show and don't feel bad about only doing 2-3 posts a week. xo

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  16. I love this! I have started to feel the same about my blog. I have surrounded myself in a world of 'want' and not a world of appreciating what I already have. This is a great way to start out the new year and I am glad I am not the only one who fell into that trap and want's to get out. -Heidi http://fabricandfrosting.blogspot.com/

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  17. Such a great post. I totally agree on the comparison and buying for the sake of comments. Time to focus on the positives and what you have, not on wanting. Looking forward to following along (and trying some of those work outs). P.S. - Have you read 'The Energy Bus'? If not, I feel like you'd like it a lot!

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  18. Your honesty is so refreshing. I find myself often doing the same things - comparing myself to other bloggers, buying things I don't really need, wasting my money on looking trendy. These are all things that I don't thing the blogging community really talks about.

    Thanks for writing this and I can't wait to see your upcoming posts!

    xo
    Erin

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  19. I'm excited to see what you come up with in 2013. I love the fact that you're being so honest and I can't wait to see things that are more 'you'. I hope that you're able to be more you in 2013!
    xo, Maria
    http://www.peppermintsandpixiedust.blogspot.com

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  20. I love it! When I first started out blogging, it was more of a "wish list." yes, i do still have that wish list, but I love "showing off" what i have in my life. i recently purchased some amazing books, and one of my goals for this blog is to read a chapter and give my thoughts/opinions.

    blogging is more than displaying the most expensive pieces you purchased, and i love your honesty about that!

    x, nicole

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  21. THANK YOU FOR THIS HONESTY! I think it's so easy to compare ourselves to each other these days with social media. It's best to authentically express who we are, and I love how refreshing this post is. I cannot wait to see/read what you have and your sharing of other aspects of your life. It's so easy to get caught up in being something, rather than someone. Happy 2013 :)

    cardigansandpassports.blogspot.com

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  22. I love this and honestly have been feeling the same way lately! I also have a full time job in addition to my blog and several freelance jobs and lately all I do it work and sleep. Something needs to change so I can start enjoying my life a little more! Can't wait to see the new direction of your blog :)

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  23. still looking forward to your posts!!
    that's what i did with my previous blog. i took a long break (1 year) of not blogging and came back with a new one that was more of an outlet for me to just share anything (but not everything) that i feel like sharing. plus, unlike before, i don't pressure myself to really put up outfit posts everyday because there is my real life out there that i need to make the most out of!

    cheers for a good year ahead, dear!

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  24. This is awesome! Thanks for sharing your heart on this. It's hard to not want to play catch up all the time in this (style blogging) world. I look forward to seeing your more "organic" posts :)

    -Erin-
    OneTwoSummer

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  25. You have been blogging for a while! That's awesome. Congrats on all your success girl and thanks again for visiting my blog A Little Dash of Darling

    I appreciate your support.
    Xo,
    Caitlin

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  26. I like that term "organic blogging." I haven't heard of it referred to that way, but have been reading about a lot of people having this same resolution. I went through a similar thing last summer and actually took a break from my blog for 6 months and then decided I wanted to keep doing it, but I guess I went back to it with this organic blogging mindset. I actually wrote a post about it a couple weeks ago - http://theclothingmenu.com/2013/01/the-story-of-my-blog/

    Kristen

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  27. Bravo to a more organic blogging....that was a very refreshing post! Being true to oneself & not keeping up with the Joneses is always great. More power & Happy NY to you!

    REBECCA
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  28. Amen! Not only do your ideas of what your blog should be reflect what I have been thinking about my own blog, but I adore your idea of simplifying life to reflect who you really are. I've been a silent reader for quite some time, but wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog, your fitness routines and you!

    XO,
    Deirdre
    BeautyMustsforMoms.Blogspot.com

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