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July 17, 2012

Spilling my Guts at Go Haus Go

I'm guest posting over at Go Haus Go today, for Emily's "Double Life" series.  You can click here to read about how I sometimes feel conflicted about blogging.  As privileged as I am to be able to pursue this amazing hobby, and how lovely it is to connect with fellow DIYers, I sometimes find myself feeling guilty, deficient and short on time

I think it's one of my most pictures-of-me laden posts ever (and that feels weird)!



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  1. Good post. I do not talk about my blog with coworkers either. I don't think they know I have one. I definitely relate to your "well it seems you had time to spray paint..." comment.

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    1. Really? Oh, it's so nice to know there's another secret bloggers out there. It's a shame we feel the need to keep it a secret (probably not helping our stats, lol) but it is nice to know we're not alone in that. Thanks for sharing.

      P.S. Your blog is gorgeous! Your co-workers would be seriously jealous.

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  2. Great post at go haus go Tanya!

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    1. Thanks! I feel a little "naked" having shared so much . . . but I'm happy I did.

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  3. That's a great and honest post Tanya! Love it. I''m with you! I'm a full-time working mom and even though I'm in a creative industry there are a lot of 'limits' in my job. Doing my blog allows me to escape and just be 'me'. It's great that other people like it, and if I ever inspire anyone such as you do then that is an added bonus. But mostly I think of it as a stress release and an outlet. Won't bore you with the details but with some pretty major things going on in my life that are beyond my control (as we all face) having an outlet like a blog is such wonderful therapy. Do it for yourself and even though some of your friends may not share your excitement, know that your loyal readers completely do and we're so glad you blog :)

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    1. It is so nice to hear that your gorgeous blog provides you with a creative outlet and some therapy. What a good way to put it! As you have now read, sometimes I struggle with justifying the time on this "hobby" but re-thinking it as therapy makes it seem so much more important and, really, it's true. This is quite good for my mental health, I find.

      Thanks for helping me thinking about it differently. And thanks also for your motivating words of encouragement :)

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  4. Great post, t! I hear you on the blog-awkwardness-with-co-workers - not a lot of people I work with know I have the blog, but several know about the stationery business. So, naturally, they end up finding the blog - and when they do it's actually a bit comical. Most conversations follow: "Wow, I didn't know you were like, in magazines and stuff. That's pretty cool." To which I respond, "Yep, I'm only a loser here (at my day job)." I'm thinking of putting that on a t-shirt. I also struggle with the blog - mostly because no one is reading mine, I feel most days it's not even worth the effort. I have affection for it though, I feel almost like it's my journal now, since I don't write a journal anymore.

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    1. Thanks E!

      If you have a t-shirt made with that on it, can I have one too?

      Isn't it the weirdest feeling to write something and have only the crickets respond? Sometimes that makes me feel like the dweebiest dweeb around. Like out of the billions of people on this planet, not one was interested that day . . . oy.

      Folks ARE reading yours, even if they don't always comment (I read something like 90% of readers don't comment). And it will grow. Your passion for it shows, and people will feel that and want to know more!

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