Friday, July 6, 2018

Hello Again Blogging My OldFriend

Hi everyone. Really long time, no talk huh?

I don't know what was up with that. Life was busy, I didn't really have time for photos and I really didn't feel like it. I still like clothes and makeup and apparently being shallow on the internet but I wasn't feeling the blog anymore. Blogging has changed a lot since I started reading them and even since I started my own back in 2012 and...I don't know what I wanted out of it. Sure, it'd be kickass to make money off of it and it's been super cool the few times I've received items. (I still freaking love those Sandgrens Clog boots and wear them all the time, that was probably one of the coolest things ever to happen through the blog, no lie.) However, I don't have the dedication, skills nor the moxie it takes to really montitize this space and I have a ton of respect for those who do because that's hard. That's really hard.

What I loved about blogging what the community of people taking quick pictures of their outfits, seeing cool ways to style everyday garments and trend changes with the various subcultures of dress and people talking about their closet philosophies. I know, it sounds silly but I have deep thoughts about my closet and I like to know I'm not the only one. Lately, my blog had been none of that and while I do like the frolic-in-the-field photo sessions with Mr. Tripod, it wasn't doing anything for me. I was burnt out. I just want a quick picture of an outfit, cira 2010 with some thoughts.

So that's what I'm going to do. I still like that part of blogging and I'm going to try to make it work. I'll talk about our holy religion of Thrifting and the Great Thrift Karma, I'll do remixs, closet talk and who knows. I won't be talking lifestyle shit because no one wants to hear about that from me and my family will stay off the blog as it's been for the past while. My guys are growing up and because I love them more than anything in the world, I want them to have their space if that makes sense.

To kick off the first post of the new and maybe improved Alaskan Weredork (maybe I should grow that name up a little) here's a quick overlook of what outfits I did take pictures of. You've been warned.


I felt like I had a solid spring look going, cute boots, jeans, a dress of two and hats. I love the outfit with the Old Navy brown coat and floral scarf because I felt like the cutest thing ever in that and I loved the American Eagle poncho layered over the matching Old Navy moto - it was so matchy-matchy and western-ish.

And then half way through, I felt like I lost my way. I liked what I was wearing but it started to feel disjointed and not cohesive at all. As a blogger, I have to stay on brand right?! I kinda fell apart here and just went with "whatever, it doesn't matter, I'll were whatever because I'm not blogging." And to be honest, that felt kinda freeing. I wore trendy stuff, weird goth-light stuff, stuff that didn't really reflect my style for the past few years and yet had elements of it. Boy, it did not show up well the few times I took photos however and made me even more resistant  to blogging.

I did like the shorts with tights outfits I had going during the colder parts of our spring-that-would-never-end but after a spring of not being very focused on my goals physically, I was a little bummed out taking photos in shorts during hot weather. It did make me jump back on the horse so I suppose it was a good reminder to keep taking care of myself.
One strange thing I noticed was I stopped wearing hats in photos and all of a sudden, I felt like I looked like a stranger. My head was so weird looking! I think I've adjusted since then but it's still a little odd.

It's been lovely to catch up and I promise, no more radio silence. I won't be posting every day but a few times through out the week which I think will be more accommodating towards my schedule and hopefully the change around here will be good. Thanks to all of those who've read over the years - I don't know how you did it.
 

2 comments:

  1. We all, as bloggers, have to do what makes us feel good. My blog has changed MANY times since 2008 when I started it. I rarely blog anymore, but life changes, goals change, and WE change. Do what makes you happy. xo

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  2. It definitely is hard to keep up with blogging. Lately I have also been trying to figure out what I want my blog to be. I would say just blog about whatever you're currently interested in and whatever makes you happy! :D I've always liked following along on your style journeys!

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