Friday, 5 February 2016

Pause, or Stop

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So.

I'm taking a pause. Or perhaps a permanent stop. I haven't decided yet.

Last night, I changed my twitter and instagram handles. I realised I no longer really identified as a blogger, and certainly didn't identify with the The Cup and Saucer thing I had going on all over the internet. Though of course, that's what this space is still called because, quite frankly, I'm not sure I have the energy, inclination, or desire to try to do a thing where I change a name of a website online without losing followers because, to be honest, I'm not worried about whether anyone reads these words in the first place.

And I think that's the reason I really am stopping. Because I don't care if anyone reads the words I write here, I'm not writing here. I'm writing in notebooks or- good gracious- talking to friends about the things in my head instead.

I don't care about the latest lipstick colours, or freebies sent from brands looking to boost their ranking on Google's front page. In fact these days, I think I'm less likely to buy something if I suspect a blogger has been sent it for free. 

I've more or less stopped reading blogs, because I no longer find them interesting, for the most part. There are a (very) few- Charlotte's and Jenny's and Laura's and Meg's- that I read still. The former two because they're two of my absolute favourite people on the whole entire planet. And the latter two because they say the things I want to say in a way that's so great I find myself nodding along with every post. 

So yeah. This might be it. It might not be. But it probably will be.

So to those of you who have read along for a while- or who have just floundered by in your travels across the internet- thank you for sharing in a part of my life that has been, in a lot of ways, the making of me. 

But I think I need to just carry on and make myself now.

8 comments:

  1. Very real post Alice, I wish you all the best whether you decide to blog again or not. Thank you for allowing us a window into your mind! You've got to do what's right for you <3

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  2. I completely agree with you. I've in fact started unfollowing some of the bigger blogs as it just seems to be sponsored content after sponsored content - I want to read reviews for things that people haven't been gifted for free, and are subsequently more likely to be more honest in their views.

    Going forward with your blog, whatever you choose to do, I wish you all the best x

    http://www.curiouser-and-curiouser.co.uk

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  3. Good luck with everything, Alice! I've so enjoyed reading your blog over the last couple of years.

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  4. This is sad, but also really good to read. You just do you. I definitely love that you're being real and admire you for stepping back from this all. It does feel like it's not real as much! Good luck with everything! xx

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  5. Good luck with everything, Alice. I've loved reading your posts over the past couple of years but of course understand that if your heart isn't in blogging right now it's not the right path to take. Wishing you so much happiness and wonderful things!

    Anna xx | The Girl In The Moon

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  6. Sorry to see you go! Completely understand though. There's a time for everything, and why write a blog if you don't feel like your heart is in it? Take care, and good luck with everything!
    Mimmi xx Muted Mornings

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  7. Oh I *am* sorry to hear this. I always enjoy your posts. I know what you mean about not really enjoying other blogs - too many of them seem like they're just writing posts to get more readers if that makes sense... instead of writing words because they actually want to say something.

    If you're looking for more of the latter kind, you should look up: http://www.frauleinlouise.com/ and http://www.shoandtellblog.com/search/label/POV.

    Sorry to see you go! Take care.

    ~Melissa

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  8. Sorry to hear about this! Too many of the more hearfelt blogs seem to be disappearing from the internet, leaving glossy magazine-like ones behind, and it is a real shame. I hope that this is a pause rather than an end!

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