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Friday, 1 August 2014

Dear August...


You have certainly made an appearance a lot quicker than I was expecting. There's something about hazy summer days that seem to blur into one and before I know it I've lost all track of time. I think that's one of my favourite things about summer. Even though they're no longer as care-free as they were during my school days, the haziness never fails to bring back some happy memories.

We ventured into Nottingham yesterday and I had forgotten how incredibly busy it is. The atmosphere is very different to the quiescence of the countryside that I have become so accustomed to. I'm not sure I could go back to city life, even though I do sometimes find myself craving the particular atmosphere that only seems to exist within the confines of tall buildings and lots of light pollution.

I feel like I'm on the road to rediscovering my 'blogging identity' and I hope it's something that will continue over the next few weeks. I'm not really sure what that means exactly but I guess after a couple of months of wondering whether or not my heart was really in it anymore it had come to the point where it was either sink or swim. Or should that be sink or sail? Anyway, I chose to sail & I'm more than sure that it was the right decision. It's been really refreshing not thinking too much about which posts might get the most views or comments and instead just writing because it makes me happy.

Talking of being happy, The Book Journal is going to be my happy place for one of my favourite things in the whole world; books. I've been thinking about it for far, far too long and it's time to stop thinking too much and start doing. I think August is the month for doing. And I'm ready for it....

Jennie xo

Now Playing: London Grammar - Sights

52 comments:

  1. I can't believe how fast August has come round either. I'm glad you've kept on sailing as I love your blog. I can't wait for the Book Journal as well!

    hellomissjordan.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  2. I'm excited that I can finally follow your new blog and look forward to reading it! <3 I think it's going to be brilliant! xxx

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  3. I can't believe its August already either! I'm glad you're sticking around :)

    www.lbbsteph.com

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  4. I'm really glad you decided to sail Jennie - I adore your blog, it is just lovely.

    Beccy ~ Bluebell & Bumpkin

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  5. Love the idea of The Book Journal- can't wait for it to start!

    Daisy x
    www.cupcakesandcherries.com

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  6. I'm so happy you decided to stick around blogging, yours has always been one of my favourites!

    Catherine, xo // Lady Liquor

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    1. Thank you, that means a lot <3 xx

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  7. I'm also shocked that it's August already! I look forward to reading your new blog :) x

    Telina | Love, Telina

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  8. I'm looking forward to reading your new blog :)

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  9. I'm glad you've chosen to stick around and write Jennie c:
    Your writing skills is beyond great! And yup, August is here!
    Time flies! Xx

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  10. I'm so excited for the Book Journal, I think it's a brilliant idea. I hope you'll find the time to keep both blogs running though as I really enjoy reading this one too!

    Katy // whatkatydoes.weebly.com

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    1. Oh absolutely, I'd be lost without this place I think! xx

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  11. I'm glad you decided to stay :) I've been going through a similar decision, and I hope we both made the right choice!

    Madeline | Ring-a-Round a Rosey | Bloglovin’

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  12. I'm excited for your second branch on the blogosphere, plus it's about BOOKS - what more could I want? :) a bunny? oh well, I'm gonna steal Ralphie then ;)

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  13. I also cannot believe it's August already! Where is this year going?
    Also, I'm not sure if I already mentioned this or not, but I've seriously been loving the ''now playing'' at the end of your posts :D

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  14. Really lovely post, July flew by.

    Good luck with the book journal, I'm already following :)x

    Cup of Loveliness

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  15. Looking forward to The Book Journal! :)

    Tara x

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  16. Really glad you're sticking around as a blogger :) I'd miss your posts! Looking forward to The Book Journal - I've been trying to write about books more lately, and they're posts I really enjoy writing x

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  17. even when you feel lost as a blogger, you do still have a very distinct identity - whatever you're writing about, it's the writing itself that matters. i hope you'll have a wonderful August x

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  18. I get what you mean about wondering whether your heart is in it anymore after a few years of blogging. It's sometimes hard to regain that spark and go back to the roots of why you began blogging in the first place. I'm glad you decided to stick around though and I'm sure in no time you'll be reconnecting with your blogger voice :)

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    1. I completely agree. Thank you so much! xx

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  19. So glad to hear you're sticking around and as someone who has been blogging for over 7 years I have moments of worry as it's so competitive etc but I then remember why I started my blog and it's as a hobby and creative outlet for me that I'm lucky to share with others. I think the most successful blogs are those that are true to themselves that thinking about SEO and so forth!

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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    1. Thank you! Me too, it's been really refreshing not to think about any of the things that didn't matter when I first started because they're not really that important at all! xx

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  20. I know you'll find your own blogger identity. Right now, I am going to read The book Journal!

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  21. Yes! I totally agree with writing/posting because you want to do it, not because you think your audience will like it. I think that's what made me take multiple breaks in blogging, because it just felt like a chore finding "blog worthy" things. I feel like I'm on the same road as you are - I used to have a personal blog years ago where I used to update almost daily because I didn't care about making all the photos super pretty or having a ton of viewers and it was fun and just between good friends. I'd like to figure out what I *can* blog about without being all up in my personal life. So let's hope that we can both rediscover our blogging identities!

    xx becky // star-violet

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    1. It's so much fun not worrying about those things. Always write about what you want to <3 xxx

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  22. I'm really looking forward to reading your new blog and I'm so happy you didn't give up on blogging.

    x

    p.s. how teeny does Ralphie look in that photograph?!

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    1. Thank you! Ahh I know, those little legs <3 xx

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  23. I am exactly the same as you! I lost my mojo back in February, I wasn't happy with my content at all after I got back from Thailand, I just realised that certain things we're very 'me' anymore, and I'd been too focused on making myself a brand that didn't really suit me. Now I've thrown caution to the wind, so what if none of my posts flow together...it's a blog! I hope you get your swing back, I can't wait to read your book recommendations!

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    1. I hope you're enjoying blogging again too! xx

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  24. Always sail! Your posts never fail to make my day a little brighter!

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    1. Thank you, that means the world! xx

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