I miss blogging. More than that, I miss the “back in the old days” blogging when the email notifications about new comments on my latest post energized me and I could count on two hands the number of blogs I followed—and commented on—religiously. Now that email notification in my inbox is most likely a spam comment and the number of blogs I can follow is endless. Pair that with two kids under age four and a busier-than-ever job and, well, I’ve simply lost touch with current-day blogging.
I’ve been blogging since 2009—before business pages for Facebook, before smartphones, before Pinterest. (Gosh, I suddenly feel old.) So much has changed in blogging and I haven’t quite kept pace, which, for a competitive person like me, is hard to swallow. I’ve yet to reconcile the two bloggers in me. On one hand, I want to blog like it’s 2009 with little regard for stats, pins or likes. On the other hand, I want to be in the blogging game.
While I’m still trying to figure out how blogging fits into my life today, I’ve decided the sixth annual Dare to DIY Challenge (sixth!) is the perfect reason to come out of hiding. After all, it was Kim at NewlyWoodwards’s original Dare to DIY party in 2009 that drew me into the blogging community and created lasting friendships. I’ve managed to participate in each of the first five years and I’m looking forward to more of the same this year.
And that, my friends, would explain why I was making tiny paper turkeys this weekend.
How about that segue?
Chris wanted to know why I was “making Origami.” I told him that small paper fans didn’t exactly qualify as Origami, but I was folding paper so he kind of wins.