Hello, it's been awhile. 8 months to be precise. 8 months since I wrote my last blog post. To be honest, it's been 8 months since I've even read anyone's blog; I avoided blogs all together in fear that seeing someone else's words would only remind me of what I was neglecting, the blog I was giving up on.
It was a year ago when I relaunched Coffee & Honeycomb and decided it was going to be a real blog; one with even a mission statement and a contact page. Not like a regular blog, a cool blog. Initially, I was fiercely determined. I participated in online workshops and courses, spent my spare time learning how to build an audience, claim my expertise, and ultimately monetize the whole shabang. I took all of my learnings and tried to implement them here -- I sprinkled keywords to make my post SEO-friendly, crafted spicy, compelling titles, and even started an online newsletter. But quickly, it became tiring. And I grew extremely self-conscious; wondering if my words were really that interesting or profound. Should every twenty-something year old really do this?! Suddenly my blog wasn't my voice anymore, it was a regurgitation of other bloggers' best practices. So I stopped showing up.
Maybe just maybe Coffee & Honeycomb is less about becoming monetized and more about honestly, authenticity, and prayer. So I'm here... And I think I'm coming back. No agenda, no catchy title, and definitely no SEO-friendly key words. Just my thoughts strung together.
Hello. It's good to be back.