1.18.2017

roots


When I introduced Poetry Thursday and reinstated Wordless Wednesday a few months ago, I realized that many of my readers didn't understand why my book blog is titled Poetree. The simple answer is this: Poetree was never intended to be a book blog. But that is what it has evolved into, and I have grown weary of it--weary of writing nonsense about things that don't matter, of showing off books that I've acquired and pictures that I've taken all of the sake of receiving praise and gaining ever more followers. This hobby has become a chore, another item to check off my too long to-do list, and so I took some time to re-evaluate.

My brainstorming session didn't last long, but I jotted down several lists with headings like purpose, content, post ideas, timing. . . . And then I wrote "Poetree" in the center of the page, and these five words emerged below it:

poetry
trees
musings
inspiration
passion

That is the heart of Poetree. I'm going back to the roots of this dear blog, though you won't be seeing the poem-a-day that began it (check out some of my earliest posts if you want to see what I mean). Going forward, I will use this space--every Wednesday--to share poetry, musings, inspiration, and, of course the occasional bookish post. Soul scribbles from the journey of life.






12 comments:

  1. I'm glad you've reflected on what you want your blogging to be about, I think it's so important that a blog is written for the writer and not just aimed at what readers want. Other wise - why bother blogging at all?
    Looking forward to some passionate, inspirational musings and trees and poems ^_^

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    1. Thank you, Marian! I agree. I started this blog for myself (to write a poem a day), and though I don't want it to be a selfish pursuit, why spend time on it if I don't feel good about it? I hope you enjoy the direction it goes, and I hope your blogging is going well, too! :)

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  2. I'm so happy that you've explained the meaning behind your blog name. That's always an important thing. I enjoy your blog so much!

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    1. Thanks, Vanessa--I'm so glad you like it! I can't believe I've gone for so long without explaining my blog's name!

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  3. When something you love becomes a chore it's always good to reflect and restart, to get back to why you loved that hobby or skill to begin with. I've been doing this with my blog and many other things in my life as well. I can't wait to see what you do with this blog going into the future and sticking with your roots.

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    1. So very true! I'm glad you've been doing the same thing; it feels so good to reevaluate. I hope you enjoy what you see here!

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    2. I want to totally echo Hannah on this... good for you for taking the time to rediscover your roots! I'm excited to keep growing with you and your blog! :)

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  4. It's great you're finding your roots again, I think that's pretty brave! When blogging becomes a chore, something needs to change - I might need to take a page out of your book on this and think about mine :)

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    1. Thanks, Opal! I hope you do, and I hope that you rediscover your love for your blog!

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  5. I love how you got the name of your blog!! <3

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