Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Can I be brutally honest?

Upon observing that it's been over two months since I last posted, and roughly a month between posts for the few before that, maybe I will have to face up to the fact that I might not be a natural blogger. But for some reason I still seem to hold out some potentially misguided hope that it's just all the circumstances of the last while that have been preventing me from blogging... quarter life crisis, corinbank, job hunting, wedding preparations.... But everyone else seems to keep blogging through the busiest parts of their lives, so maybe I have to face that I'm just not a blogger. None the less, I can't seem to shut down the blog for fear (or hope) that 'maybe one day I will want to blog more regularly again'.

When I get on the computer, I get so distracted by other people's blogs, that I never get around to posting on my own. And then I leave it so long that there are too many things to catch people up on, that it seems like a big task and I avoid it. (ah... some deep seated procrastination issues coming out here, but that's a separate struggle).

When I read everyone else's blogs, I am so blown away by how much you achieve... not only how much blogging, but how much knitting, cooking, gardening, sewing, photographing. Where do you find the time? And what am I doing wrong?? So I read everyone elses blogs, marvelling at all they are doing, instead of going and achieving something myself! Hmm.

A reflection - there is a lot of guilt associated with blogging. (again, perhaps me and perhaps related to my extreme procrastination problems). Noone has every critisized me for my very sporadic blogging... so I guess it's not guilt imposed by others so much as by me. I feel guilty for not posting, for not commenting on others blogs... (although there are so many blogs that I love out there that I'm sure I would never be able to keep up with reading or commenting, so don't even really try), I feel guilty for not doing the other things I want to be doing (knitting, cooking etc!) or should be doing (housework) when I'm instead spending time on the internets. But I guess there are no rules about how often I have to blog... only the expectations I'm imposing on myself. So... I'll continue to leave the question of my blog open ended, and see how things go. Maybe I will get reinspired. Maybe I wont. Either way, I'm going to follow Quilting Mick's lead, and make sure I leave time for doing 'real' things!! Maybe if I achieve more in 'real' life, I will be more inspired to post about it!!

Anyway... if you've made it through the self-indulgent ramble, here's a post. There's too much to share to not post. So here it is.

Mr Purl and I tied the knot on the 11th of October. It was a perfect, glowing, happy happy day. To be surrounded by everyone that we love, celebrating our love of each other and of our community of family and friends... made me so ridiculously happy that my cheeks hurt from all the smiling. I couldn't be surrounded by a bunch of more talented, generous and beautiful people, or be blessed with a more amazing man to share the rest of my life with!
So... less gushing more photos?? Sure! Thanks to one of those highly talented people, Tim Grainger for the gorgeous photos.




Dan & Neet, 2

Our gorgeous outfits (including our beautiful flower girl's dress) were made by our even more gorgeous friend, Polly of Polby Designs. She's one incredibly talented and generous lady!

I wonder if one thing thats discouraging me from blogging is the fact that it takes me so frick'n long to write a post, in between all the distractions of everyone elses blogs, photo editing etc. This post has taken well over an hour and half! Anyone have any advice for blogging/internet efficiency techniques??


Michelle said...

Oh my goodness! Congratulations! I'm looking at all of Tim's photos now, and it looks like you really did have that wedding you wanted. And what a beautiful dress you had! (the hubby's a bit of a find too!)

Don't worry about not blogging as often. You just have to do what makes YOU happy!

Taphophile said...

Stunningly beautiful photographs and a such a joyous celebration - congrats!

Bells said...

Neet they are beautiful photos. It all looks so simple and elegant. I love the purple detail on the dress. All lovely.

Blogging should be fun. Not a guilt trip. I love seeing Purple Purl show up on my reader when it does - you don't blog often but you do a lovely job and it's a delight to read.

As for how long it takes, I've got a few methods. Sometimes I'll send the photos to work and if I'm having a quiet day, bang a post out quickly then. Or I'll write the text at work and take photos when I get home. I've got it down to about half an hour now, usually because I've thought it out beforehand.

And frankly, I don't do much else. Knit, garden, cook, blog. That's pretty much my life because I love it and it makes me happy. The day it feels like a chore to fit in the blogging is the day I give it up.

Kuka said...

Gorgeous photos Neet - and your dress is amazing!!

The Dude said...

Hey Cuz, amazing photos, that's quite a talented photog you got. Looks like he had good subject matter to work with! Congrats again.