Monday, August 31, 2015

Once More With Feeling!


Hello Friend,

I've missed you. It's been ages since we've hung out and chatted... or rather, since I rambled on to you. It's funny you know, how hard it is to break bad habits, and yet so easy to let the good habits fall by the wayside. For instance, that good habit of typing away in my shiny space here, getting out my "real" camera and taking pictures of interesting things, and sharing what's going on in my little corner of the world.

I know that you know how busy life can get. A hundred reasons to fall away, and the longer you go, the harder it is to start up again. I have an admission though, I was feeling a little slump, my spark wasn't sparkling quite as bright and I lost a bit of the passion for my blogging life.

Truth is, I write this blog and do what I do because I love it. Not to have thousands of followers, not to have comments in the double digits, and not to be a big time blogger. This year was the the 7th anniversary of me starting this blog, way back when I had no idea what I was doing (not that I have much of a clue even now). I have been blown away over the years by the friends I have made, the community I have found, and the endless inspiration out there in the world. Still, - and I'm sure you have heard this conversation before - things have changed in the blogging world and I was having some trouble changing with it.

I had a moment recently, a real doozy of a moment in fact. I'd lost that loving feeling, I did. It led to a conversation with The Engineer and whether or not I should chuck it in, say so long it's been fun and go on my way without looking back. Fortunately, The Engineer knows me well and told me that I had better give it a real go again, that I should really throw myself into it and fall back in love with Lola Nova, otherwise I would regret. Regrets are the worst. After all, I am Lola, well at least part of me is, and I need to give myself another chance.

This is my shiny space where I can find a moment of peace, a little beauty, no small amount of fun, all while connecting with like minded, kindred folk. This blog helps me to record my gratitude, it keeps me going and making and holding on to that little bit of youthful anarchy that I never completely outgrew.

So, I'm back. I will keep on keepin' on, me and my rambling and making and finding my weaving way home. In that spirit I am linking to my first ever blog post, because it's good to remember.

Wow, I guess I haven't lost my ability for a good long ramble after all.

Thanks to you all for hanging in there with me.

xo


13 comments:

...C o w R o a d... said...

Yay! Welcome 'back'! :-)

Daisy Jones said...

Awwhhh, I have just read your first blog post, its a superb one, to be encouraged in life is the best thing ever....i wish you and yours lashings and
abundant encouragement...love ya lola nova aka Alex
will be following along more closely....
best daisy j xxx

Jennifer said...

Glad to see you again. :)

Nikki said...

Lovely to see you back here.. and maybe you might have encouraged me to be more in my own shiny blog space.

Christine said...

Nice to see you posting again

Frances said...

I'm very glad to see this post ... your rambling is a joy to see.

Many thanks to the Engineer for wise thoughts.

xo

Chris Gilliland said...

Kicking ass and taking names

Nana Go-Go said...

I love it that all my 'old' faves are returning to Blogland. Might even give it a go myself some day soon. x

Tas said...

Yay. So glad :)

My blog is on its last gasps at the moment. I need to decide whether it has a DNR order or whether to see if it recover... :P

DOCK + NETTLE said...

So glad you are back lovely Alex it will be great to read a proper blog without sponsored posts and flashing side bars missed your ramblings xx

Unknown said...

Glad you are back!

storiesofobjects said...

I'm very glad you are back! Your blog is amongst my very favorites!

mel @ loved handmade said...

I always like to read your posts. I've fallen off the blogging wagon, I think its because I would mostly write about my boys and our goings on, and I've had this niggling in my head that has me a little torn about telling their stories. But I miss it, and I loved to have those moments recorded. Now I don't know what it is I want to write about x