Is it dead?

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I’ve been asking myself lately (among the bazillion other things always swirling through my mind) if my blog is dead.

Yes.

And no.

I don’t know.

I guess I haven’t decided how or if I’ll try resurrecting it. I’ve considered many times deleting it and/or starting a new one.  I’ve tried and pressured myself many times to restart or keeping going from where I left off.  I’ve realized that that would be impossible because in the five years since I started blogging I’ve almost become a completely different person.  In five years not only have I gotten married, I’ve become a mother, and my hubby and I have build a house (well, almost…it isn’t finished yet haha.) Going through all of those life events changes you.  Part of me wishes I could have kept up with the blog for my own sake to be able to look back at the memories.

This blog is special though because it’s a little piece of my personal history that will always be there. The pictures and the memories tied to it are priceless especially as I see how much my family has changed as well and how my little siblings have grown up into beautiful teenagers.

I still love creating…and maybe this will grow into a new and different creative outlet.

The possibilities are endless…and maybe that’s the best part?

Always, Aims

 

Germany: Tiny Village

AimsPhotography_Germany_Travel_Photographer_Art_Nature.photos-3Another peak at a piece of Germany, this time from higher perspective.

I love this picture the more I look at it (which doesn’t happen to me very often!) If I think about it and release my imagination… this picture becomes a story, the tiny village the setting. The story of a quaint village along the river and the unique people who live there. Or perhaps a quiet unsuspecting place for a hero to hide. Maybe the mansion is soaked in mystery, of hidden secrets and long forgotten passageways.

So take a moment and sit back; let your imagination go, allow the picture tell you a story of it’s own…the possibilities are endless!

Always, Aims

Did the picture inspire you? I’d love to hear what your imagination came up with!

Most Popular in May!!

May was a fantastic month here in my little corner of Blogdom. 🙂 These are a few of the most popular posts from last month.

Our wonderful day at Margaret Falls!

A few thoughts I had after one (consistent) Month of Blogging. Of course now it’s almost a month since I posted it… but the thoughts definitely still apply! 😀

Surviving a 10-Day Juice Cleanse!

This funny picture of Boo…!

Writing this sure makes me excited for what could happen in June! 🙂 A special “hello” and thank you to all my new followers!

Happy June everyone! Summer is almost here!

Always, Aims

June: 30 Days in England!

5 “thoughts” after 1 month of blogging

So it’s been exactly one month since I made my blog “official”.  Whew! It’s been a crazily awesome adventure so far! Here are a few things I’ve learned along the way…

1. It’s a lot of (worthwhile) work!

-I had no idea what to expect when I started blogging… but it’s more work than I first anticipated.  However, looking back…it’s totally that worthwhile kind of work.  I’ve seriously come to enjoy connecting with other cool people here in the blogging community.  The benefits outweigh the losses (can’t think of any losses  right now anyways…!)

2. Be consistent!

-Yeah, you’ve probably heard that one before. But it’s really true.  No one likes a “dead blog”… I’d rather follow consistent blogs too…which means I need to be consistent.  It’s more work that way…but a lot more fun too!

3. Don’t wait!

-Sometimes you just have to do it (post it!) even if it isn’t “perfect”.  I’m somewhat of a perfectionist…and I’m the type that waits around, works on it, until it is perfected.  With blogging you can’t always do that (especially when you have self-imposed deadlines as I do!)  Sometimes, I know my wording isn’t the best and that I could sit down and make it better…but you can only agonize and analyze for so long (I’m a photographer not a writer…I have to get over my “imperfect” word order. 😀 )

4. Inspiration…the ups and downs!

-Be inspired, and celebrate those moments! When you’re consistently blogging… you’re not always inspired (for me this comes in the writing department!) Well, I’m not always inspired…maybe you are? 🙂 My advice is just do it…even when you’re not inspired.  Blogging can be a little bit like work…but I’d say, do it even when you’re not “in the zone” rather than wait until you are! On the flip side though, take advantage of those moments when you are inspired.  Stop what you’re doing (if you can! 😉 ) and write that post, even if it won’t go public till later. You won’t regret it! Or, if you don’t have time to sit down and do it right away, write yourself a quick note…chance are (at least some of) the inspiration will come back later.

 5. Be Yourself!

-whatever your blog is about…be yourself.  No one else is you.  No one else has my odd writing style and no one else’s pictures are the same as mine.  No one likes a copy cat.  Don’t stress that your words and pictures aren’t as “hip” as that other popular blogger… chances are, people are going to like the real you rather than who you want to be. Besides…it’s SO much easier just to be who you really are meant to be. 🙂

 

Well, that’s a start. I wrote all this out for myself as much as my readers.  It’s good to sit down and analyze once in awhile.  To take a moment and sit down…and be thankful. 🙂

 

It’s been a fantastic month! Thanks to all my followers! I appreciate each one of you! I love connecting with people from all over the world and blogging makes it so much more enjoyable! 🙂 I always enjoy seeing the different countries that view my blog…as of today 37 different countries have viewed it and it’s had over 3,500 hits.  Also, a special thanks to my family and friends who have supported me in my blog venture… you know who you are! (You’re all SO awesome!) 😀 Comments etc. always make me smile… you’re always welcome to leave a little “hello” from wherever you may be!

Super excited for the future! 😀 Enjoy your Friday…I sure am!

Always, Aims

photo credit: Joanna Webber