hiatus [notes on being a bad blogger]

hiatus

hiatus [hʌɪˈeɪtəs/] noun

a pause or break in continuity in a sequence or activity

Please forgive me it’s been a month since my last blog post.

March 10 was the last post that appeared here. It was St Patrick’s Day themed and considering today’s date, I’ve completely missed any Easter round-ups. [Hopefully you might follow me on Pinterest as I did manage to jump on there in the lead-up and pin a few Eastery things.]
And I’m going to go and do all the things that the blogging experts tell you not to do ~ I’m going to point out that I’ve haven’t been here.

I honestly don’t know what happened – family, work, life – but I went bad blogger all over.

My blog reader of choice, feedly, was bursting at the seams. In a rare event, that is has never happened before, it got out of control.
It got over 1000, then it was 2000, eventually closing in or going over 4000, I lost count in the end. I chipped away before doing the unthinkable ~ “mark all as read”.
I didn’t even flinch in the end.

My domain expired. Obviously I renewed it again but for a few hours there it didn’t exist.
I didn’t even break a sweat.

And then I thought about just walking away. Letting it lapse. I no longer know what it wants from me or me from it.
I didn’t.

Although I sit here now, wondering if I know what I’m doing.
I don’t.

But I figure this time is as good as any to dip the toe back in. Just like I did Instagram on Friday. This being a time of renewal, rebirth and all that.
I’m pressing reset on this month. Ready to renew this space ~ same but maybe a little different.

Let’s begin again.

PS. As I get ready to hit the publish button on this post, a notification from LinkedIn, of all places, lets me know today is six years since the beginning of 74 Lime Lane. Thanks for the gentle nudge Serendipity.

it’s moving day

Just popping in quickly to say the blog is moving servers this weekend.

So if things look a little hinky and there’s no new posts, that’s why, until it is safely unpacked in its new home.

Fingers crossed, no boxes get dropped and nothing gets broken in the move.

Have a great weekend!

 

coming up, going out, diving in

Sunrise

Jetstreams at sunrise

It’s all new and shiny and clean around these parts at the moment.

And I’m riding the wave of motivation and doing a few new – or revamped – things around here, thanks to that fresh breeze that blew through.

You will notice a bit of a content swapsie. The weekends now have a to do list of ideas and inspiration [like here] and lime link love has moved to mid-week, for a little hump day distraction.

I’m trying to be a little looser with the calendar while still posting within some core categories and having a few surprises. I think I’m finally getting the hang of it.

The newsletter is making a comeback and will be coming out next week on a fortnightly plan. Sign up here or in the sidebar.

Life at Lime Lane is getting some love with some of the more homely, personal, style posts. Food, family and fun. That kind of thing.

And next is some love for Lime Lane Photography. Some new photos and the like.

I’m also in the process of rethinking and rearranging the shops.

I’ve been shifting the focus to society6 for art prints and other cool products like phone cases, clocks, cushions and shower curtains. It suits me down to the ground as I can upload, set and forget.

I’ve shut down my madeit store, too many irons and all that, and the Etsy store will focus on the little things ~ mini prints, odds and ends and stationery items.

In other news, I snagged the domains for limelane.photography and for my personal domain as well. Something shiny. Don’t know what I will do with them yet but hey, possibilities.

As always you can catch me on social media ~ check out the links under my bio.

And here’s to a great 2014!

 

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