Saturday, April 14, 2012

Where is Wayward Weekend?

Hello everyone! I want to thank all of you who have linked up, followed us and commented on links from Wayward Weekend. We had a lot of fun getting to know you and visiting your blogs.

Wayward Weekend is going on hiatus for now. That's not to say it will never come back, but I need a break. At this point, I want to focus on crafting, rather than the number of followers we have or comments we get. Oh, I still LOVE go get comments and my heart jumps when I see we got 800 + visits on Wednesday of last week., but I've decided that I'm going to put more hours into reading, crafting and spending time with my husband rather than trying to push our numbers higher. I want to share crafts that I made because I like them, rather than because I thought they'd do well on the blog (yes I have a number of those). I decided to have more fun crafting last week and it's amazing what one little decision can do: I feel free and I haven't been obsessively checking to see if we have gotten a new comment at least once an hour. I check 3-4 times a day and I'm fine with that. Jordan, Brooke, Jasmine and my mom are supportive of this decision right now as well. I thank them for their support and for their efforts.

I hope everyone understands. It's the neverending dilemma: I want my blog to be successful, but at what cost? Thank you again, for supporting us. We love our readers!

7 comments :

4you-withlove said...

Thanks for hosting the party....I have never hosted anyting like a link party but I can only imagine how much time it takes. Thanks again!

Marilyn
4you-withlove.blogspot.com

Smallgood said...

Totally understand. I went through this exact feeling maybe a month or so ago. I said to myself, "Why am I rushing to do a craft just to blog it? Why am I not enjoying all the other things going on in life because I'm thinking about a blog?" Honestly, the blog pales in comparison to the joy in my life, so it was silly for me to put so much pressure into making it the center of my activities.

Enjoy life! Create, read, find inspiration, go for a nice walk and enjoy sunny weather, post what you want to post. Besides, it makes sense that a wayward link party would be a bit wayward in its scheduling.

Christine said...

Thanks so much for hosting your party!!! I'll be visiting your blog to see if you update :)

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

I think every crafter/blogger has to do what's right for them. I sure have enjoyed your blog and will continue to do so with or without the linky party! You girls are amazing! Enjoy yourselves!

*reyanna klein* said...

Totally understandable.

I feel so guilty that I don't blog anymore... or... that once a month post for Hattie. *sigh*

But you gotta do what you gotta do, right?

I hope you're well, Jaime! We need to get together again! Lunch sometime? :-D

Jutta said...

hello dear jaime, great for you to have made that decision, although i will miss the party. i havent blogged for two days and i am feeling guilty. this is not what i set out to do with my blog :-). it is great to get a lot of followers but it also creates a lot of pressure.
wishing you a wonderful time doing lovely crafty things. curious to see what you come up with!
love
jutta

mcvick said...

life's too short, do what you love and use this venue to show it off when you have the time. enjoy!

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