Thursday, June 7, 2012

Feeling the love

Happy Thursday! I wanted to write a quick follow-up to yesterday's post...and then I promise we'll move on (I have a fabulous shrimp caprese pasta recipe I am sharing tomorrow!).

First, I just want to say, in all honesty, that my intention for posting that email wasn't so that the writer would be criticized.  I wanted to provide transparency for where my blog was heading, and believed that there probably were a lot of readers out there wondering the same thing as the writer of the email.  Was the email a tad snarky...yeah maybe.  But I honestly don't believe that she was trying to be outright rude.

What it really came down to though, is timing.  I opened that email at a moment when I was feeling particularly vulnerable.  So it stung.  Because I was already feeling like the working thing was hard, and I was missing Juliet, and then the email came and I thought, "wow, I suck at my blog, too".  And so I responded and posted it all on my blog, and well, you guys know the rest.

With that all said, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart, for your overwhelming support in your comments and emails from that post. I received so many emails, in addition to 40 comments that truly lifted me up. You guys inspired me and stirred something inside that said, you can do this.  I'm not quite sure what this is...but I think I just realized that yes, I can still be successful as a working mom, and Juliet isn't going to forget about me, and I can still have a blog as an outlet for creativity and my passion and love for food, parties, and my baby girl.

So thank you again.  And again.  And a million times again.  I can't tell you how much it means to me that you guys backed me on this.  Thank you for caring about me, as a person, and not just the parties/food I write about on my blog.  Thank you for wanting to read about Juliet and my new role as a momma.  I appreciate it more than you know.

9 comments:

  1. One of the better parts of blogging IS, I think, the "bloggersphere" of sweet followers who can lift you up when you need it.

    Glad you're feeling a little better :) We ALL have *those* days.
    Eat Cake

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  2. Just wanted to second all the comments yesterday telling you how much the rest of us love ALL of your content! Keep it up, lady!

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  3. As previously stated by all others, WE have all been there as new moms and working new moms, Just know that YOU CAN DO IT!!! no matter what Be yourself and we all will keep reading and be supportive of a fellow member to mommy-hood (smile and keep it up)!

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  4. When I became a mom I questioned whether my event planning blog was the venue for my posts about my pregnancy, birth, and son. I read your blog when you were wondering the same thing. The crazy thing is... I always got more comments on my posts about my son. But, my overall numbers were going down, and I received an email or two from readers telling me that they missed my other content. My blog currently doesn't make money either... so, I was at a loss of what to do.

    I ended up creating two blogs so that I could post freely about whatever I wanted. But, it wasn't/isn't ideal. Now, I go to places and don't know which blog to promote. When time is stretched I don't know which blog I should post on.

    So, I guess what I'm saying is... if you lose out on a couple of readers for the entertainment side of your blog, then you lose out on a couple of readers. You are going to gain a broader readership that is more invested in your content. And, as a mom... Eat Drink Pretty pertains to it all. We eat & drink daily. We wish to make every corner of our life just a little bit prettier.

    I felt like you dealt with the situation well. Good luck!

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  5. I love your blog...Juliet included!

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  6. I've been reading your blog for over 3 years now...and I love every single post. I got so excited too when Juliet came on board. I'm a new Mama myself. I used to blog about my passion for scrapbooking then now it's more about my daughter. Keep it up! and don't change a thing on EAT DRINK PRETTY.

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  7. I am from Germany and I LOVE your blog so much! The ideas are so different from what we eat here and how we make a Party decoration - well Germans do not really.....
    You are inspiering and wonderful and I really love it when you Show pictures of your lovely Juliet.
    Love from Germany Martina

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  8. I love this blog..I am from Singapore..Love is relation of our family,friend.Singapore food Noodles is very tasty

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  9. Hi………….. This is a great site.

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