Why I blog. I run It’s Designed, one of the top 20 Design blogs on Tumblr (at least we are in the top 20 in the directory most weeks.
We even grabbed number one for a while at the launch of the directory. But anyway. I wonder sometime why I bother. I feel as though I’m busier now than I was when I was most into it, and I wonder why I continue it. I enjoy it though. However, there are a million and one design sites around. This is really no different than any of them, and indeed not a shining star among them.
I guess it serves as a place for me to collect inspiration for myself, andthrough that share with others. If one looses sight of the original reason you started doing things just because it becomes popular.. you risk loosing the thing you enjoyed to start with.
I also wonder why I haven’t journalled in such a long time. Maybe even a year. I should start back.
“If you watched a movie about a guy who wanted a Volvo and worked for years to get it, you wouldn’t cry at the end when he drove off the lot, testing the windshield wipers. You wouldn’t tell your friends you saw a beautiful movie or go home and put a record on to think about the story you’d seen. The truth is, you wouldn’t remember that movie a week later, except you’d feel robbed and want your money back. Nobody cries at the end of a movie about a guy who wants a Volvo. But we spend years actually living those stories, and expect our lives to feel meaningful.
The truth is, if what we choose to do with our lives won’t make a story meaningful, it won’t make a life meaningful either.”
My husband ( of three weeks! :D ) wrote a summary of our experience at the various island stops on our Caribbean cruise we did for our honeymoon, complete with photos we both took along the way. So if your interested check it out. :) we stopped at 6 islands.