Monday, November 19, 2012

This is me.

A typical scene at our place. Reality.

I've thought about my wee blogging dilemma. I've weighed up the pros and cons of it all, and tried to dig deep and figure out quite why it is that I blog, and who I blog for. I've come to a bit of a decision.

This is me.
(That was my conclusion.)

I write my blog mostly for myself, but I'd be kidding myself if I didn't acknowledge that I love and appreciate the reassurance that your comments bring me. It really just wouldn't be the same without you guys. I like that my blog enables my friends and family to keep up with what we're up to. I love that it gives me something to reflect back on. I love the thought that it might maybe inspire someone, somewhere, sometimes.

I thought about your suggestions. I considered making it less about the kids, more about the sewing. I thought about toning it down a little - but I just can't. I need to come to terms with the fact that I'm just someone who likes to have my life out there for the world to see, and, in doing that, I need to accept that I can't pick and choose who sees it. (Obviously, what a dork for feeling like I could!).

So, here's the deal: I'm sticking around. I'm still going to bombard you with a million pictures of my cute kids and write about our life, and my day-to-day ramblings.
I have a favour to ask though; If you do like to read along, if you pop in every now and then, I'd love it if you'd say 'Hi!'. It would make me feel an awful lot better about babbling on if I knew who I was babbling on to. Mmhmm.

29 comments:

  1. Hi there! Never been here before, but hi! I was randomly searching the keywords "blog" and "toast" on the internet and this came up... hm... perhaps I should do something more useful with my time. Anyhoo, I said "hi", so mission accomplished. Bye now.

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  2. Hi! Glad you came to that decision! Also, I totally hear you - would be nice to know who is actually reading my blog... xx

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  3. YAY! I'm really glad you're staying, and in your current form. I feel a wee bit like a crazy stalker person, because I do feel like I know you despite the fact we haven't met - but I love having you as an 'imaginary' friend. You're awesome, dude. xx

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  4. Great to hear you're sticking around!

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  5. Wohoo!!

    I dont know where you publisise your blog, but you could always avoid updating links on FB and twitter etc so the random hangers on'ers dont see the links (and therefore dont think about reading your blog?)

    Hahaha love A Person who was searching "blog" and "toast" and said hi! lol

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  6. Haha I was just reading Kathleen's comment and then I realised I haven't *actually* met you either. Totally feel like I have... I'm weird!
    Love you.
    x

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  7. Hi thanks so much for staying, I love reading your blog and have been for quite awhile :D It's so nice catching up with your crafty and day to day stuff :)

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  8. Hi Rhiannon

    I've read your blog for a long time, never commented. I don't read many blogs, I really appreciate that you tell it like it is (and sew awesomely!! and dress so stylee!!) and the compassion that you manifest. Don't worry - I wouldn't accost you in the street, I'd be too shy... Go you, be fabulous!!

    S

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  9. Glad your sticking around too I like having some cool kiwi blogs to read

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  10. hoi lief! ik ben er, slecht met comments, maar dat ga ik nu probieren beter maken. het is heel erg leuk dat ik van je leven hier kan lezen en de fotos van je kindjes zien. jullie zijn de best! kussjes*

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  11. Hi, delurking to tell you good on ya! I enjoy your sewing posts, kiddos (my boy is a similar age to your A) and especially love your retro/thrify posts :)

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  12. Hi Hi! So glad you are sticking around! Thanks =o)

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  13. I read your blog, but you knew that. I'm coming to Whakaz...wanna hang?! PS. I'm glad you're staying 'cos in the words of Billy Joel, I love you just the way you are.

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  14. I'm glad you're staying too! I don't comment heaps but I love reading about your life and your kids are so damn photogenic that my reader would be a bit empty without em! I cleared out my reader a little while ago and yours was one of the first blogs that I put back in. Feels weird that we've only met once - maybe I'll try arrange another visit when we're next in Pukehina (if you don't mind?). Anyway, I totally understand where you're coming from. Xo

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  15. oh good...i am glad you decided to keep blogging. Totally selfish of me i know but i love the peeks into your world, your honesty, and all that you bring to blogworld. keep on being you! x

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  16. I really like reading your blog too. I like seeing your cool thrifty finds and your awesome sewing stuff but basically I like reading whatever you're writing about that day. So, Hi. I'll make sure I get around to commenting more often.

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  17. i'm always here, just lacking commenter time. And HEY THANK YOU for the remnant package!!!!!! I loved it, you're totally too generous. mwah mwah mway - that is the sound of my kisses mkay!
    I will make sure to photo what i make and show you. loves. x

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  18. HI! I'm also glad you are staying. I'm another NZ blogger, I blog randomly and infrequently and wonder why i do it sometimes, but its something I enjoy.
    I've been reading your blog for a year or so now, and I love that it is real. You are real, you don't pretend to be someone you arent. You have a beautiful family too.
    I even took a photograph of a retro tea set once, thinking of you when I did.
    Anita

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  19. Hiya, I am only a new reader of your blog, found just a few weeks ago through Debs blog. We are also now connected in IG. I really love your blog, because, I kinda feel like we have a bit in common. Love of family, op shopping, sewing, I also have 2 little boys and daydream of a little girl! I have dreams of moving us off to NZ, as my Hubs is from Nelson. But we'll see ;) I blog at onegreyelephant.blogspot.com.au although it has been a bit neglected this week due to super slow internet connection (apparently you have to pay the bill to keep it going!).... I am glad your sticking around! x Shara

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  20. I love you're blog Rhiannon, you're super uber talented aswell,I really admire how you manage to sew so much and have you're own business with three kiddos.
    I would love to meet one day (currently living in Noosa Heads with my 2 boys Jasper and George, hubby Chris as of 3 months ago, but plan to move back to Napier, NZ in one to two years)
    I think you follow me on Instagram? I follow you anywho.
    xx

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  21. Hi! I think we should hang out soon... Kay? Bye! Xx

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  22. Hi Rhiannon - I've been reading your blog for about a year, and really enjoy your down-to-earth honesty and humour. I have 3 children too - my youngest is about 3 months older than Mollie - so I can fully relate to the stage you're in. Cheers!

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  23. Hi Rhiannon, I don't get to comment as much as I used to as I'm kept busy by my 10 month old boy! Don't get to blog much now either as he's pretty demanding (aren't they all...) Not much chance of bumping into you in the street as I live in the UK but I love reading all about your life in NZ and all the lovely things you make. Is lovely to read about Mollie too as her and George are similar in age (and temperament, it seems!)

    Thank you :) Sarah x

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  24. Hi- I have been reading your blog for quite some time now. I used to read so many but now it is you and maybe two others. I am not sure why I feel so connected to your blog, which sounds creepy I guess, but I have enjoyed your crafts and seeing your cute family grow. I will continue to follow you and glad you are continuing on!

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