I never want to wash these moments away.
These ever-so-fleeting minutes with my kids that are speeding up the clock to turn them an entire year older. The main reason behind starting this blog was to journal all the bits and pieces of my kids lives. Not about my house, or what I cook, or the products I love. To sit down and write about our day – the adventure we went on – a milestone they accomplished – or a lesson learned in parenthood.
Somewhere between zero readers and now, this space has evolved into a place where I write about every bit of my life, and somehow managed to lose sight of what I really enjoy writing about.
MY KIDS. The sweet pure moments of bathtime bliss. Messy baking with mommy pictures. Backyard adventures and parenting bloopers I do not want to forget.
I dropped my love for the simple things, because, quite frankly – I thought most readers could care less. To build a community, a true following, you have to produce content that provides your readers with something they can take away. I drank the koolaid and slowly started to space apart my “life” happenings and filled my blog posts with content I knew you all would love, or so I thought.
I looked back at this past year and the stories about my kids were nowhere to be found. And that bummed me out like crazy. The entire reason I started blogging was to keep an online journal for my boys to look back on.
I lost sight of who I was as a blogger –
It has been way too quiet around here – I felt stumped. Like I had nothing to share, or I was overwhelmed about picking the right content to share. Every night I would sit down to write and my brain was bogged down by the thoughts of what content I could produce that would keep my blog afloat with its numbers. A ridiculous rat race bloggers fall into when trying to maintain the sponsors they worked so hard for, along with keeping their readers engaged day after day.
It just wore me out – and I barely got this space off to a good start going this year. It did not take long for me to figure it all out – why my passion for blogging was zapped. Just looking back at posts like these Raising TWO Boys. Call Me Dorothy. One Look. made me miss the old bloggin’ me. The blogger who wrote, and did not care who looked at it. The MOTHER who just wanted to share her life and ridiculous stories that made my life so crazy and fun.
So – It’s coming back. More simple day-to-day stories of our life. Less worry about creating content that will reach thousands and more concern towards keeping the memories I want to look back on years from now.
I love you all, and I know those readers who love The Thome Home love it for the same reasons I do. So help me embrace the change around here, and bring the old me back.
Because moments like these should never be washed away …
P.S. Don’t you fret if you come here for house projects or our family recipes, that content will still be flowing on a weekly basis. I just need to sprinkle in more posts that bring me back to my writing roots.