Have you met Dewena?
She has a very sweet blog called Dewena's Window now, but she used to write on a blog called Across the Way.
I honestly can't remember how I met her, but she either found me or I stumbled through Blogland and came across her new one.
The picture of her header drew me in first (when you see it you'll know why), but then her words and her warmth made me stick around.
She's really an absolutely lovely person.
Anyway, as I was reading her old blog from the beginning. as I sometimes do when I find those unusually warm ones, I suddenly noticed something very familiar.
A lot of our posts from our old blogs were eerily similar. We have a passion for the way things used to be and a love of old things.
Not only that, but one day she up and quit, just as I did.
Now obviously I shut mine down, because of one major thing, but a part of me quit for another reason....
There's a lot of pressure in Blogland.
Sometimes we put it on ourselves.
Sometimes others put it on us.
Sometimes it's a combination of the two.
The one thing I promised myself when I came back was to not put pressure on myself, like I did before.....
Is this post good enough?
How many readers do I have?
Does anyone care about such and such?
I need to post more!
I need to visit everyone!
I need to buy more stuff!
I need another project!
I need a whole new look!
Blah.... blah.... blah ....
It's so silly, when you think about it.
You know why I came back?
Because I missed the camaraderie.
You know what I didn't miss or come back for?
The "keeping up with the Jones" mentality.
So here's the deal...
You won't see me posting a new vignette every week, because once I figure out what I like, it rarely changes.
(Hear that clicking? That was a few bloggers leaving.)
I won't be changing up my rooms every five minutes, because I hardly ever move my furniture around and I do not paint antiques ... imagine that!
(I think I just heard the sound of a few more bloggers taking me off of their lists)
I don't do new and unusual "tablescapes", because I only have five sets of dishes. Three of which are my great grandmothers and two are for everyday use.
(Did you hear that thump? I think a few tablescaping ladies just fainted on that one.)
That's great for everyone else, but it's just not me.
For those of you that have stuck around and decided to hear me out though...
What you will get here is all the warmth, love and friendship that I'm able to give via Blogland.
Yes, I have a few projects that I need to take care of and I'll share them when I can, but I'm not your average blogger.
As Dewena put it in one of her posts...
My home is a "memory box."
It's filled with what I love and cherish and it's not a designer's blank canvas.
In fact, I'm not a designer at all.
I'm just "rue."
I hope that's enough.