Playing dress-up with Kelly Sauer. What, you don't blog in a long beaded dress and sparkly headband?
I read recently in an article about the cancellation of Honey Boo Boo that the average shelf life of a family- centered reality show is about 4 years. Even for a ratings phenomenon such as Duck Dynasty, people eventually tire of watching other people's lives.
Turning 5 years old this week, this blog is feeling that strain. Not by the numbers, just by the content. Still, I'm not ready to close it. I love so much about it. Starting this blog has tangibly changed my life. But I'm tired of myself. Also, it's trickier to write about your kids when they're not babies. I've been writing about myself publicly for 60+ months. The subject is old.
HOWEVER, I'm not done, either. I'm just not. I've been thinking about this for awhile, and it's not time to close this chapter. But I have some new ideas. One of them includes profiling other people, those who have stories worth sharing but no platform. I know a strange amount of unusually fascinating people. Friday Links has always been one of the most popular features on my blog, so I'm going to expand on that a little bit. It will still be a curation. Things and people and subjects I find interesting. I'll learn about them as you do.
And for those who really like the personal bits, I'll still be sharing my daily life on Instagram, facebook, and twitter. (Insta for visuals, facebook for real conversations, twitter for current events.) The most personal things will now move fully to the Secret Posts. I feel the most comfortable that way for now.
Birthdays make me reflective. Even blog birthdays. The HH YEAR in blogging: