*Once again, blows dust off blog*
Right, I'm not going to have yet another re-hash of why I continue to take such frequent and extended absences from writing here, but I think I may have cracked it and in so doing, I think I've found my way back to wanting to blog! In summary:
- Writing about 'stuff' was bothering me. If I'm not comfortable spending half my salary on makeup, skincare and clothes just to fulfill the urge for newness, particularly when half that stuff is used once and then shelved, I sure as heck shouldn't be peddling it on here
- In buying all the things, I found that I appreciated very little. Remember emptying your piggy bank when you were a child and realising you had enough money to buy a much-longed for toy? Remember the satisfaction of actually buying it? With unchecked purchasing comes the feeling that it's all disposable and unimportant. I wanted to recapture that 'I earned this' feeling, even if 'earning it' translates as simply using up a product before replacing it (revolutionary, non?)
- In my pursuit of the best products, I never blogged about the things that I didn't like or that I wouldn't repurchase, but I now realise that's the only thing that really takes this forward. This blog may now be a very slow ascent to the summit of product perfection, but in making this change, it will be a genuine and real time account of what worked and what didn't
- I stopped enjoying blogging because it felt like a treadmill to keep up with the latest thing. The only thing I'm concerned about now is writing about what I want to write about, and I hope you enjoy that shift
So, posts will start to pop up over the next few weeks, without the pressure of a schedule or a commitment to cover the latest release. Just me, my laptop and the stuff I put on my face.