Getting into the swing of things

I’m going to be doing a lot of maintenance on this blog. I lost about year’s worth of content, so my plan is to restore all posts I’ve queued on WordPress and ones saved as .docx files on my laptop, then back date them so that they’re staggered over the past year.

There’s going to be an influx of posts over the next few weeks, but not so many that it clogs up your feed or email.

In addition to restoring old posts, I’ll be curating the ones already posted here. The tone of my blog will match my life, less stay-at-home Mom centered posts, more working outside the home and freelancing from home posts, and how my life revolves around making those situations work.

Eventually, I’ll post how I was able to restore, curate, and perform backups of my content so that this doesn’t happen again. It might be helpful for some of you readers out there.

Thanks for reading.

Domonique ♥

Why I couldn’t stay away from blogging.

I’m back and I’m writing. Again.

I stopped blogging in June of 2015 because I hated feeling like no one was reading. I felt like I was wasting my time writing these words, and documenting my life, and pouring my soul into post after post without any recognition whatsoever for more than two years.

When I stopped writing, I realized that I missed it. A lot. Way more than I thought I would.

I read blog after blog, looking to feel the void I created when I stopped paying for my hosting and let my domain lapse, losing all the content I never backed up.

I needed to feel validated by comments and shares and likes, but now that I’ve taken a break, I know that what I need is the write so I can feel at peace.

I’ve never been great at communicating my emotions to others, but as an introspective person, I am in tune with how I feel at every moment of every day. Blogging helped me to convey that to others. It helped me to relate to people, friends and family mostly, who wanted to talk about what I wrote.

Writing was cathartic and I deprived myself from that because I wasn’t getting enough attention.

The truth is that, I still want that attention. To recognized, to be noticed, and feel connected to others, but what I need more than anything is to tell my story by writing on this blog.

So, I don’t know what you can expect from me in terms of content, but I can promise that I’m going to be completely selfish and never stop writing again.