June 4, 2009

Isn't It Ironic?


You know that post I wrote the other day about maybe not wanting to write so much anymore? I seriously thought it was going to be the lamest post ever. I didn't really think it was anything special at all. And I almost didn't post it.


After I published it I kinda grimaced and thought not my best work but oh well, here goes.



And of course I ended up feeling REALLY glad I posted it. I did not expect that kind of response at all. It was just what I needed.

Blogging can be a peculiar thing.That one post you really put your heart and soul into and work so hard at might not move anyone, and the one you think is dumb and almost don't post at all could be the one that everyone relates to.


What are you holding back on writing about?


Same goes for people. There is someone in your life that you might think doesn't need to hear they are welcomed, thanked, needed, loved... but they do.

Who are you holding back on?


And, surprisingly, writing about not wanting to write, among the other struggles I have going on in my day to day, actually felt quite refreshing. Renewing in a way. And suddenly things feel a lot better. And words come much more easy. I want to write. And so I will.

And when I don't want to write, I suppose I won't.


I don't think this is irony but it's still kinda funny... I planned Ivy's outfit around that tiny little barrette. Sometimes accessories are more important than the wardrobe.

The unexpected little things are welcome to upstage my big picture any day.


[Ivy's barrette is a No Slippy Hair Clippy I bought from Butterfly Kisses. And it actually cost more than the dress- Faded Glory from Walmart.] : )

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29 comments:

  1. I find simple and "boring and not important" the most important! EVERYONE can relate to those posts (well, I know I can!).

    I see Miss Ivy's hair is coming in nicely :)

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  2. I find I don't want to write the same thing over and over, even if that is what is going on in my head...

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  3. Keep writing even the simple stuff. And don't write when you don't have time or feel like it. Your spirit is inspiring. You take the time to capture what is really important in life. I am working on reclaiming that in my family. Thanks for sharing and being real! God Bless!

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  4. "Sometimes accessories are more important than the wardrobe." Perfectly said. May I have permission to borrow that quote someday? ;)

    It is funny, isn't it, that sometimes once we admit out loud that we're struggling, suddenly it all seems manageable again? Yeah, I think all moms can relate to that.

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  5. I really enjoyed your post the other day. I don't even have kids yet, and I feel like I can never fit blogging in! I think it's amazing how you juggle it all so well. Love that dress on Ivy, and the clip. She's definitely the most stylish baby around!

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  6. You're a mommy blogger rockstar!

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  7. That is so funny, I had noticed the same thing-when I think I am being insightful and working really hard on a post, no one really responds, but just the day to day life everyone loves.

    AND I love the little orange dress-so cute you planned it around the hairbow!

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  8. I always enjoy your posts! I don't always comment, but it's not because I didn't love what I read, but usually because a little person is tugging me this way or that. Your pictures and posts are great for whenever you feel like writing. Whenever you write, there will be readers and we will always wait for the next post. =)

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  9. I love reading your posts, you write so beautifully and you are an inspiration.

    And yes, time and time again I have been surprised when the posts that I pour my heart and soul into don't get so much as one comment and then I get more comments on the little posts that I knock out in two minutes.

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  10. Love the baby in the basket. And to think you use to dislike bows. LOL. She's showing cleavage in that last picture. Don't ever stop writing!

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  11. I know what you mean. And I have to learn not to take it personally when I pour my heart into a post and hardly anyone comments. Or when I post about my kids and hardly anyone comments. Seems like the posts I think are hardly worth anyone leaving their two cents are the ones that become loaded with comments.

    Nell

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  12. I have four boys and some times I wish I had a little girl to dress up everyday!!! Cute pics!

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  13. I feel like I am still finding my voice with writing. Sometimes I get stuck in a rut and am just "phoning it in" because I feel like I HAVE to write SOMETHING. But then other times I have something I really want to say and it just doesn't seem to fit. I am trying to only write what and when I want to. To find what I want to say. And it seems to be working better that way. :)

    Oh and I am soooo in need of those clips. Baby Sister NEEDS hair accessories. :)

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  14. I love that second picture!

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  15. I want Ivy's dress in my size.
    Also, I've never planned my outfits around a barette, but I often plan my outfits around a new eye shadow. Today, it had to be blue shirt because I bought a new blue eyeliner. I'm crazy!

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  16. perfect. i feel this way so often. I am glad you wrote what you did about telling others that they are needed etc. it is something i needed to hear today. thanks steph.

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  17. More than once, I've planned my nieces' outfits around hair clips or shoes. It's just irresistible when some of their sweet little accessories are so darned cute!

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  18. It's comforting to know others feel that way too, I keep telling Andrew I'm holding out until September then quitting for good. Blogging isn't what it used to be for me.

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  19. I totally agree. I'll write a post and think, "This is SO boring!" And then it gets a huge response. But the ones I obsess over and perfect and love maybe don't. Although sometimes I think it has less to do with how much other people react to and appreciate what you have to say, and more to do with whether it's easy to respond to. You know?

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  20. Amber- I think you're exactly right. Sometimes those posts that you work so hard at are the ones that people might not know how to comment, or how to say the right thing so they don't say anything at all.

    Steph

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  21. Oh, good- hopefully I will get over my "hump day" ennui soon, too.

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  22. Oh I love those basket pictures of Ivy. Beautiful!!!

    www.homeschoolblogger.com/PLsPhotography

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  23. Isn't that the truth... the post you blast out at your keyboard and hit send and then think "What have I done" flies and gets heaps of traffic and the one's that you plan and really ruminate over well sit... There is a lesson there!!! Somethings require a bit of passion to fly I guess! Another good reason to leaving posting till the last possible minute!

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  24. i love how she looks in orange :-)

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  25. You have such a talent for finding the little thing that relates to the BIG thing. You did awesome on that section of the ISTEP with analogies, didn't you?? And yes, blogging is funny like that. It was even like that on Xanga (where I logged almost 500 posts, thankyouverymuch) locked to a community of like 15 readers. They would still surprise me on which posts they responded to.

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  26. Ivy is a BEAUTIFUL little girl! The pictures are just adorable :)

    I agree with you. Sometimes it strikes me as odd, the things that people pick up on, relate to, when it comes to blogging. I'm just glad that some people connect to anything I write, though, so I guess in the end it doesn't matter what it is. The things I pour my heart and soul into are probably more for me than them, in the long run...

    I love your blog design! Very elegant. Congrats on being featured over at NewParent.com today! Have a great weekend :)

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  27. What a thought provoking and lovely post, Steph. It is funny that sometimes we think something isn't important, but then discover that it really was. Reading this today was ironic in and of itself because I just had a heart to heart conversation with one of my best friends today after I had been feeling that we were drifting apart. After telling her that I missed her and our friendship the way that it was was we cried, laughed, hugged, and I felt that a huge weight was lifted from me. It is very important to show how much you care to those who you may take for granted already know. Thank you for making me remember this!! Have a great weekend. Oh and I just have to say that the photo with Ivy at the top of the post just may be my favorite so far. I love the way she has her head tilted and as always her outfit is adorable.

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  28. Steph, I totally get what you're saying. Those posts I toss up to simply clear my mind or heart, they always seem to be the ones that speak to others. The words which so many women relate to completely.

    It's why we blog and read...the connection, the not-feeling-alone, the support we give and receive.

    Gosh, I'm loving the Ivy photos.

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  29. Um, yeah, I pretty much plan wardrobes around hairbows. :)

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