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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Here goes nothing…

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So, when I started this blog I had no real idea where it would go, what it would really be about, what the blogging community was like, I really knew NOTHING.


The only thing I did know was that I was a stay-at-home-mom who just moved to a new state far from family and had no car to get anywhere and I needed an outlet. I just started replicating what I saw but doing it in ways in which I loved.  A chance to express creativity and share it with anyone who might care?? Awesome!


Along the journey I have soaked up any and all advice and tips I could about blogging and how to grow your blog and how you can make a little money. I have dabbled in most every part and I knew I wanted a broad range of topics I could cover because I am interested in more than fashion, more than crafting, more than being a mom, I am more than just one thing. We all are.


But the truth is that when I started this blog I was in a weird place. A place of grief in a sense, an emotionally hard place, a place where I was running away from things, in many ways…I am still in that place. I have no idea if that has to do with the fact that I had so much change in my life all at once or if it was simply because I don’t like who I am and believed no one else liked that person either. I am still in process in all of that.


I used this blog as a place to push all of that away. A place where I could be positive and be encouraging, a place where I could be encouraged and this mutual appreciation took place. The blogging community is amazingly supportive and loving and I have made such great friends and met such amazing people.


And so many of you are so brave and vulnerable in your blogs, you put out every part of you and what you love and what you do. For some reason I got stuck in the thought that you had to either make money in blogging or blog from your heart, but you certainly could not do both. You could either blog about your struggle with faith, family and God or you could make a craft, but you couldn’t have both. 

Yet, I am both. Many of us are. We are crafty, silly, fun, serious, analyzers, worriers, dancers, painters, moms and friends. I am happy and love creating in different fashions but I also think deeply and process life in slow (and sometimes painful) slow motion. And I want to include all these sides in my blog.


So this blog may take a turn. A turn into my heart.
I don’t want to give up the fun, inspiring, creative, or helpful posts I do here. But I also want to include my heart, my family, my loves, my joys, my pains. I guess, I want to include more of me.
Thank you for all of you who are already doing this, whose posts I read and appreciate so much for your rawness. People don’t relate to happy clappy, they relate to real, honest and raw people who have struggles and triumphs. 


I happen to be one of those broken and pasted people.
Welcome to Eisy Morgan, the new chapter….

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21 comments:

  1. Beautifully written. Thank you for sharing! Looking forward in continuing to follow your journey :)

    Hugs to you!
    Kristine

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  2. P.S. I am pinning this :) I love it that much :)

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  3. Don't worry, just do you and it will be great =)

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  4. I love this post, it made me cry (in a good way lol). I started my blog for many of the same reasons. Ever since I got pregnant and had our daughter I feel like I have been stuck in a weird, difficult, challenging place in my life. Reading this was so comforting to me, thank you for sharing it made my night.

    Amanda

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  5. I am so proud that you decided to do this! After reading your "personal blog" the other day, and you responding, I could tell you are a lot like me. Your blog is one of three that I check first thing in the morning, and I love all of the creativity! I am using my blog to get out my creative ideas, and to vent a little. I have gotten several Alexa reviews that say they love my blog because it offers a little bit of everything! Thanks so much for the honesty! Can't wait to read more!

    Jessica

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  6. I too think it is great that you are at a place where you are ready to share a bit more of yourself. I write a personal blog and I enjoy it quite a bit. Since I write a weekly essay I have time to think about what I want to write and enjoy (or hate) the creative process. I so look foward to reading more of "you". I think you have done a wonderful job thus far in your blogging. I wish you lots of fun in this new direction!

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  7. Good for you! Looking forward to seeing what's to come.

    Honestly, so many blogs out there are the same old carbon copies of each other. Step forward and do your own thing, as you've started doing. It'll pay off!

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  8. I am so proud of you for branching out and showing others the many facets of Ashley!! You are such a great girl...creative, happy, encouraging! I hope you find a peace through blending the personal side with the creative side in your blog!! Prayers coming your way girlie!!

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  9. So sweet! I think that all of your readers would love to know more about you! :) I'm excited for the next chapter of Eisy Morgan.

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  10. Aren't we all a little broken and pasted? I think a blog should be an outlet for whatever you want it to be. Good luck on this new chapter. And thanks for being so real.

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  11. totally support you Ashley! there's a reason God blessed this outlet for you, what you share could really encourage people still!

    xoxo
    ashley
    www.laluceimagery.blogspot.com

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  12. Well I almost started to cry!!
    The new turn will be awesome, I have no doubt! You have my full support friend!

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  13. Very inspirational post! I started Blogging in March this year and I am glad I did. I have found it to be a useful grief management tool. I am happy that I can write about a wide variety of subjects concerning my twin sister and me. We only had 47 years together but as I write I recall so many things and I am also happy I can write about good times. Take care!

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  14. Beautifully written. I prefer blogs that encompass a variety of things (as I do on mine). Blogging can be a great source of inspiration and expression. I look forward to hearing all about everything!

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  15. I have loved your blog from the very first time I found it because you seemed so real and friendly. I think it is great that you don't just focus on one topic. We women have so many wonderful roles that we play, and each one is important. Thanks for sharing from the heart!

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  16. Just gotta be your girl! I feel like my blog changes every day depending on my mood or what's on my heart. It's all gonna be great!

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  17. Love this! I started my own blog and am growing it and can relate to how you feel. Thanks for sharing! It is nice to have other women out there doing the same things and helping each other out isn't it?

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  18. okay, so i kind of sorta really love this blog post. i can totally relate to everything you said here.

    definitely a new follower. please stop on by:
    http://penelopeblue.blogspot.com/

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  19. Great post. I totally get what you are saying. I too am a SAHM who loves to craft, talk, gossip, etc...but it's hard to really find a place for us when we're home and not able to get out as much as other people!

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  20. I can so relate to this. I wrote something similar last week and it was sort of therapeutic opening myself up. (in case you want to look at it. http://ashley-diaryofareporter.blogspot.com/2011/08/on-my-heart-my-story.html ) love your blog and especially this post. :)

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  21. You hit the nail on the head for me. I read so many blogs and I think "wow she's so positive and has it all together" and I don't. Like, crap, if I blog in the negative ever, maybe no one will wanna hear that. But, if I'm real, it will come out. Just have to hope there are people out there who will wanna go through the ups AND the downs with me! I'm just a new girl on the blogging block, but that's my 2 pennies. I look forward to reading more of your blog, it's good stuff. :-)

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