2.29.2012

Lets Get Personal


I have yet to really go there on my blog, but after a few recent happenings I've decided to delve a little deeper... just a little. It is after all a "lifestyle" blog and we all know life isn't always stylish. 

I recently underwent a blog review by some fellow blogger and the thing I kept hearing was that they wanted more of me. Really? How boring. Isn't it enough to look at pretty places and things and food?
But I get it, my favorite blogs are those I feel I really connect to the author. So soon I'm going to try and throw a little more "me" in when appropriate. There is a huge learning curve in blogging, so bear with me. I will try and get pictures up of myself and my home soon. If nothing else maybe it will help me get things finished around here. 

As some of you may have noticed, I had to pull a post yesterday. I am not going to get into specifics, but I will say I don't agree with it. Since I am a professional, that's all I will say
...as hard as that may be.  
Yesterday was a punch in the gut, but there is always good to be found. Like the girlfriend who popped open a bottle of wine midday and listened to me vent. Or the surprising mention of my blog on one of my favorite blogs, The Painted House. Angela is an inspiration in every way and I am honored.
For those of you who left me such kind comments yesterday, thank you.
It is refreshing to be a part of a creative community that is so supportive and that truly"gets it".

Sometimes it just takes a small gesture to let someone know you see their value.

So that's it, you're safe. I deleted all the parts where I emotionally upchucked
and ranted about ignorance and injustice.
 
...I thought it might be a little too much "me" this early in our relationship.  
Your welcome.


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21 comments:

  1. I noticed last night you had pulled the post. No matter what reason, i just want you to be happy and feel supported. Love the midday wine, wish i was with you! Hang in there! Xoxoxo

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    1. Oh I wish you were too. The more the merrier. Thank you for your encouragement!

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  2. I know how you feel...blogging is such a roller coaster and there are so many learning curves...all of which help us bloggers to grow in this awesome community, of course :) I am so excited to get to see more of you...I feel like that is something I have been trying to focus on for myself as well...I do expose me every so often, but probably not enough. However, blogging should never feel forced...so when we see more of you, cool! And when we don't, well then I'll just be excited to look at all of your pretty pictures in the meantime :) XO brynn

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    1. You are so sweet Brynn...it's always nice to know your not alone in the process.

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  3. I'm new to your blog, so I don't know what post you are referring to, but I understand that it's definitely a tough balance. I blog about my business and my home and sometimes my life, but its hard at times to know the right boundaries. I think a little personal is always a good thing! It has to feel right, though. And yes, wine helps :)

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  4. I'm excited to get to know more about you, Sarah. I don't know to much about blogging either but I do know that it'll be wonderful when it feels right to you. Perhaps that's a tip I could use myself. Cheers!! xx

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    1. I'm sure we'll figure it out Neda...one post at a time! xo

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  6. Sarah, I obviously missed something big! I would love to know what happened. You always have my support!

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  7. I'm somewhat of a newbie to your blog and I'm kinda glad you haven't given away too much of you yet because that means it's like I'm getting to know High Styling from the beginning.

    I've been blogging for two years now and I still don't really get it sometimes. I'd love to see pictures of your house. I can be a snoop like that. :)

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comments. I've been following you forever so I was so tickled to get this.
      Nice to know not everybody else has it all figured out : ) I love that you are real about it!

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  8. I've been thinking about you since you left your comment yesterday. I missed the rant post, but I hope all is well now--at least, feeling settled. Hugs!!

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  9. oh no Sarah! I'm sorry to hear about the gut punch- those are the WORST! But hopefully there's a silver lining in all of this support and hearing from your readers that they love your work and are interested in more of you! Sending hugs and support and opening a bottle of champagne for you. xoxo

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  10. I totally feel you. I had an even worse day today. But I picked myself back up and am going forward.

    I am not also terribly personal on the blog (hmm maybe on Mondays and Fridays). It is hard to be that open and vulnerable (that and I got some really nasty comments once and vowed now to let people judge me based on a few sentences).

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  11. Hmmm, I have no idea what I've missed but I gather it was hurtful. Know that you have lots of support and enthusiasm for your awesome blog. I am in total agreement about wanting to get to know you better. I know I love your style and I am learning little bits about you from your comments that you leave on my blog but I would love to get to know you even better:)

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  12. So looking forward to hearing/seeing more of you! And super curious about what the post was on yesterday?!

    xx

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  13. blogging is difficult and it's even more when you are having a bad day or so... but i do have to say it gives me a different sense of purpose and I'm actually happy i get to do it! Happy Friday!

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  14. Hey Sarah, You won the Shabby Apple gift card at my blog today. Hope that makes your Friday!!

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  15. you're a doll Sarah! so happy we connected & looking forward to seeing more of you!
    xx

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  16. I hear you. I have recently realized that in an effort to make my blog more popular, I had started doing things similar to what others did and had lost myself in the process. It took me actually starting to despise blogging to realize that. Now I care less about popularity and more about actually enjoying what I am doing. 'cause it's much more fun that way.

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  17. Sarah, this is your creative space and in my opinion art and creative endeavors don´t need to be justified. Just do what you feel is ok for you.

    I think when we start blogging we are all afraid of showing/telling too much and there´s always that concern of Am I disclosing too much?. As you know I do tell pieces of our lives in my blog yet I do so keeping many relevant things just for me and my husband. That´s my balance, I hoe you find yours!. xo

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