Hello + happy Wednesday! I haven’t posted on the blog in a bit, not because I didn’t have the time, but because I didn’t really have a ton to say. My life for the last couple of weeks has been pretty low key—work, workout, maybe hit up a happy hour, repeat. And while I have some fun posts coming down the pipeline, I don’t have all the photos ready to go. So, instead of slapping some sort of random post together late last week or over the weekend, I decided just not to post at all. My goal with the blog this year has really been to write the blog I’d love to read, and I know I skip over the ‘filler’ posts on other blogs, so I’d rather just pop in when I have something meaningful to say or share.
This approach is vastly different than when I started blogging, or even how I viewed my blog just a couple years ago. But as my life gets busier and I advance on my blogging journey, I think it’s been a really manageable way for me to approach A Touch of Teal—it still allows me to have this wonderful creative project, without the daily pressure that makes it start to feel like a chore. I’m still so excited by this blog and would do it even if no one read it. But I know there are still a few of you out there—thank you so much for reading!—so I wanted to pop in and explain my blogging philosophy as it stands today.
In other blogging news, I’m feeling really passionate about my blog this week. I had the opportunity to share all about my little piece of the internet on an internal podcast at work. Though it won’t be shared externally (maybe one day!) it was still a really cool experience. I was interviewed in our in-house podcast booth by a coworker for about thirty minutes, and I was able to share all about why I started my blog, what I’ve learned along the way, my favorite collaborations, and how my blog has helped me with my day job. (I get to do a lot of influencer projects at work, which is so rewarding!) The whole experience made me step back and realize how far I’ve come since I started my blog five years ago, and how much I would have missed out on if I never took the leap.
I’ll be back on Friday with a new installment of link love, but for today, I wanted to share a few posts I wrote when I had a lot more to say:
The Advice Hoda Gave Me at a Funeral
How Do You Make Friends as a Twenty-Something?
On Past Experiences and How It All Adds Up
How an Exercise Routine Changed My Life
Do You Ever Stop to Think About How Far You’ve Come?