Let's Get Real.

Oh, hey strangers! I definitely fell off the face of the blogging earth for a good two months.  Yes, I am planning a wedding and living my life, and that is part of the reason for my absence.  The other part is that I was thinking. I was thinking about whether or not I want to continue with this whole blogging thing.  Yes, it's fun and I get a good amount of enjoyment from it.  Something I realized during my absence, though, is that there are some things about blogging that, dare I say it... annoy me.

There is this beautiful picture that so many people paint of their lives. They wear the best of clothes, have beautiful (and on occasion) very expensive bags and shoes. They have homes so well-decorated they put Martha Stewart to shame. They attend the most luxurious of events, dine in the trendiest restaurants and eat the most Instagram-worthy food. Whether it be on a blog, Twitter or Instagram, this is how many bloggers portray their lives. 

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This, my friends, is not my life, and I have no intentions of making you believe that it is.  I live in one of the most expensive cities in the country, and I can not afford to live this life sans massive amounts of credit card debt.  The pressure that comes along with blogging to "keep up" with the rest of the blogosphere is the very thing that has made me hesitant to jump back in it.  I want to share my fantastic and happy little life with you all, but it's not always glamorous, and I don't want to have to put a filter on it to make it appear that it is. 

I'm very very happy right now, but I'm happy because of the love, joy and happiness in my life and the people who put a smile on my face every day; not the material things.  I intend to continue on this blogging journey (hooray!), but you can expect to see a shift in content.  Expect a little less fashion and "things" and a little more life in it's raw and beautiful form. Hope you can get on board with that :) 






 

16 comments:

Alissa said...

AMEN! I struggle with feeling like I am always behind the styles because I am a college student and just spent $800 on books. I feel you Morgan!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Many gals feel it is necessary to blog as though they live with a continual stream of money coming into their lives.... I rarely read blogs that are written in that fashion. I pity their credit card balances and wonder how they sleep at night knowing they have all that debt. I've seen many bloggers leave the blogging life trying to keep up with their showy lives which must put a great deal of stress on their married life.

Hurrah for you for realizing this and from now on blogging about your 'true' life.. xox Good luck with the wedding plans by the way. :)

P!nky said...

Welcome welcome back!

I agree with you, blogging can sometimes be annoying. I use mine as a journal, but sometimes it bothers me to see my life stacked up against others. However, I usually realize, it's just how people choose to share their lives.

Have fun wedding planning. I'm at the tail end [17 days eek] and it's been a ride! I hope you have fun and have the best day ever!

xoxo

Natalie Gonzalez said...

I love it! I know I will never have the readership or re-Tweets or Pins like some of my fave bloggers, because I simply can't hang. I don't shop...ever. And I can't figure out how to photograph my house well for the life of me. So, I'm not cut out to be a "magazine blogger," if you know what I mean, but I like to share, I like to write, and it's a nice way to capture some stuff you might otherwise forget. When you take it for what it is and let yourself off the hook, it can be quite lovely. Can't wait to read what's up with you, and never feel pressured or burdened by this. You'll be in our blogrolls as long as you want. :)

Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

Preach, sister, PREACH! I am glad you are being honest. I wish more bloggers were honest as well.

Now just talk about wedding planning and tell me everything I need to know, k? Thanks ;)

Kaitlin said...

Well said! I do love your blog though so I hope you stick around for a bit :)

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Good for you! I've been contemplating the same thing bc I can't handle the fakeness. It's sad how ruthless people are. The community used to be a positive place and it really isn't anymore.

You have been one of my favorites for years though bc you are a genuinely good person and it shows!!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Couldn't agree more! Welcome back to blogging and hope you're enjoying your summer B-)

Brooke Hamilton said...

I couldn't agree more. It's very hard to keep up, especially with your wedding coming up. I took a break and am still on the fence on whether or not I want to come back. :( I still really enjoy reading yours and others blogs!

Courtney said...

Refreshing!

E. said...

I feel this way about certain blogs as well... which is usually why I write about random stuff! Haha. :)

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

i'm on board!! i like the fashion that's wearable and attainable, but a fashion blogger i'll never be...i've been lazy and unmotivated for a while, but glad you're back!!

Alexa said...

Definitely feel the same way you do Morgan. You are not alone in your feelings! I think what we've tried to do is incorporate more of the realness to our blog...the everyday life...the imperfections. Sure we also like to feature pretty things, but I think a good blog can be a sturdy mix of both :)

Brianne Bracco said...

I think I need to print this out and tac it somewhere I see everyday...as a reminder that my blog is about who I am and not what I bought or wear or eat or what's in my home...though I love sharing projects...it's because I was doing it out of enjoyment in the first place..not because I felt I needed to add a piece of decor for the "blog content".

Alissa Kelly said...

SO true girl. I struggle with the same thing all the darn time! So perfectly put.

Alissa
FeelingGoodStyle.com

According to Jax said...

Amen girly!! I rarely blog about "things" unless its a $20 find from TJ Maxx! I like to just post about life in general. REAL life, that is! Glad more people are on board with this!! :)

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