These past few months I've been here-but-not-here. Blogging and yet only very much in a just-sticking-my-head-in manner. And to be honest, I expected that to be hard, you know, changing my routine from being all about the blogging to being, well, all about work.
The reality is - it wasn't hard at all. This kind of messed with my head, I felt guilty that I wasn't missing it, I started to feel increasingly out of touch with the blogging community. Being 'out of it' made me realise just how blatantly rife the self promotion of some peoples blogs have become. Honestly? I felt pretty sad that that was something I had been part of, something that I too had done.
When you stand back and look in on things there's so much noise. It makes you wonder if that something that you want to be adding to.
I've thought about this a lot, reflected and decided that I need to make a change. I need my blog to feel less like a blog, at least to me.
I want to get back to relishing writing a post, a post that I don't have to write but want to write. I want to get back to reading the blogs I love and discovering new ones. Because there are some wonderfully authentic voices out there and some truly creative souls publishing every week and that needs celebrating.
This new look here on Fable & Folk is symbolic. I've tried hard to make this not feel too much like a blog, because in my mind it's not a blog. It's my creative online space. And yes, that sounds pretentious but actually, just because something comes across pretentious it doesn't mean that it's any the less honest.
I'm super excited to have interviews lined up with some wonderful people, which I'll kick off tomorrow.
Hopefully you'll be able to find your way around easily enough, but if not holler at me @fableandfolk on Twitter.