Alright, well, I guess now is as good as any time to come clean: I’ve been suffering from Blogger Fatigue. I’m sure you’ve noticed: the only thing I have time to crank out are my beloved Blooms on a Budget posts, and I can even get off my game on that. In all honesty, I’m exhausted and creatively drained. I’m currently working on Confetti Pop, as well as at the TomKat Studio at the Managing Editor. Both projects seem to be producing so much more inspiration for me these days that Somewhere Splendid is sort of just… hanging around. Tonight, I took a good long soak in the tub and thought hard about its future. And I came to a big conclusion.
I don’t like what I’m doing here. At some point, Somewhere Splendid stopped being me and what I love. I stripped what was unique about what I have to offer from it in order to please other people, I think. I forgot that I’m a taste maker, and that I cut my teeth professionally offering people inspiration for entertaining and the everyday from my point of view. That voice was what made the Inspired Bride great, but somewhere in the few months after this blog launched, it faded from it.
So, sayonara to Real Parties (unless I absolutely wished I had thrown it myself or actually had a hand in creating them) and adios to a whole list of other things that made me feel like I was phoning it in. Instead, I’m going to head out behind the scenes for a little bit and work on some new editorial content that will make Somewhere Splendid feel more like a magazine and less like your average blog. I’d love to hear your thoughts, too. If there’s something you’d love to see, please let me know in the comments. Is there something you’d like me to add to the chopping block? No hard feelings, seriously! Let me know, because now is the time.