Taking a Breather


Courtesy of Fashion Gone Rogue
I have to say this is the best summer themed image in a while this season. The photo is part of Daria's shoot with T MAGAZINE's summer travel edition. But also guess what? Huzzah! I just finished my 'a post a day' challenge for a month! Trying to plan on what to write, what kind of timing and order the posts should be, researching for material and images - it was all super fun and extremely enjoyable. However it was not all unicorns and rainbows along the way; there were many many times I feel like I was just posting filler posts, without giving too much thought to them but felt obligated to post anyway because I had to fulfill this artificial challenge that I had set upon myself. Nonetheless the pace picked up and I soon found the groove and rhythm in which I worked best in; I basically played around with the timing of things in the day to make the blog work for me. And it did! In this short month I have made new friends, learned so many more things, gained unexpected followers and most of, grew so much as a writer. I am getting a new camera soon so hopefully I can add photographer to the list as well later. Despite how much enjoyment and utility I got from the blog, it is rather tiring and taxing. Constant daily blogging, checking comments plus answering emails meant that I had to sit still very often, indoors and you know, not really making use of the glorious weather outside. It's not very healthy, and as the challenge got more intense for me, I did little to no exercise (well among other things). Therefore I am now going to be on a short "blogging vacation" of a week to just chill, relax, wind down, sweat a little, get the heart rate up again and some vitamin D along the way. A week goes by super fast so I'll be back before you'll know it. For those who wonder what they could do now without any drivel to read for the week, there is LONGREADS. This site is addictive with many great articles on all subject under the sun (though I tend to skip the ones on sports). You can now be that annoying person who corrects people with random facts that no one cares about! Woohoo! And you will proceed to hate me because 1) now your head stuffed with irrelevant info and 2) I have just added to your list of things to procrastinate with. I'd still love you though...*insert gif of Puss from Shrek acting cute* Another head's up is that now the challenge is over, I am going to not post as frequently though the amount of posting will only be reduced to a minimum of thrice weekly, if not more.
P.S. The greatest thanks goes Pugly Pixel's KATRINA for plugging me in her blog, even though it is all undeserved (on my part). Most of you guys came to me from her but in the case that you haven't been to her blog (unlikely but you never know), please do! A lot things that you see on my blog is either downloaded or learned from her. The same goes to Capture the Castle's HANNAH-ROSE for great fashion writing and much needed inspiration.
P.P.S. Last but not least to new friends who've made the month so much more worthwhile due to your insightful comments/observations/musings!  

15 comments:

sight said...

That is a lovely image, the damp hair, the sandy skin, in photos it seems so romantic, but in really life it never works out quite that way...

teresa said...

wow congrats for having completed your blogging challenge! I did a 100-day A Day A Photo sort of challenge last summer and it was fun. Think I might do that again this year:D

Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

so beautiful. x hivenn

Jada said...

Yay for completing your 'post a day' challenge :) I need to try that, but so busy! I have to agree with you on that photograph. It absolutely captures that great feeling of summertime.

MT Days & Nights said...

very beachy...love!

Daria said...

wow, a really gorgeous picture. Love black&white and saaand all over

xxx
Daria

http://fashionsurf.blogspot.com

Taghrid said...

love this photo

Sisters and Sisters said...

wauwh love your blog its amazing, nice post

xxx

www.sistersandsisters.com

fashiongamble said...

amazing foto!
Would love to have you as a follower

katrina said...

Oh Joy, I adore your blog. It's full of eye candy and intellectual musings. I love to read your posts out loud because your writing is superb, I love your writing voice, and I hope to write as well as you do someday.

I can certainly relate to everything you wrote about the obligation of posting daily. I agree completely -- as rewarding as it is, it can be exhausting. I don't know if you've noticed, but I, too, have minimized my posting. I only want to blog if I have something I want to share and not because I have to.

Anyhoo, enjoy your break -- talk soon!

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Trou, .bleuebird said...

Love the photo! It just seems to resonate a sweet, nostalgic summer feeling. And yes, don't forget to enjoy the beautiful weather. ^_^

Jillian Hobbs said...

super SUPER happy you found my blog because now i know yours! I am loving your content!

fantastic, will be back quite often!

Danielle Barbe said...

posting every day is HARD! your posts all look beautiful though! great blog.

danniekate said...

congratulations! and i love that editorial snap! xx