Lately I have been feeling… well…. less than inspired. Which is rare for me. Normally I am always the one who has great ideas, is excited about life and “what’s next” and is constantly striving for more. I can always find the “silver lining” in any situation- sometimes to the annoyance of my friends and family. Lately I have just been kinda going through the motions – not really sure what direction any of them are taking me. I’ve gone back and forth on major decisions and driven myself crazy over analyzing things. Maybe that makes me “normal”… but it certainly isnt normal for me… this is completely new territory.
Some of this has flooded over into MoscatoMom – with lack of posts, giveaways, etc. I just seemed to lose my “spark.” So much has changed with my life in the last year, I wasn’t feeling the same excitement about blogging that I did in the beginning. When I turned to my friends for help I got some great ideas and was told that what I was feeling was totally normal – that we all go through ups and downs with our blogs…. like I said, this is not MY normal.
The last redesign I did of MoscatoMom was beautiful… but it just wasn’t “me” anymore. It was my logo – my girl – sitting at what looked like… well, a bar. The truth is I don’t really have any interest in going to the bars anymore. I haven’t even had a drink since New Years Eve. Not to say that there is anything wrong with either… it just isnt who I am anymore.
So… I redesigned…. Again.
My friend Stefanie helped design me a rockin Header image and I sat up until after 1am last night coding to match. I ditched my wine glasses for dots and cake pops – much more my “style” these days. The colors we made brighter and lighter – using a “Spring” color palette that Stef had. I also moved a few things around, changed some font styles and sizes, and added in a tagline that is much more conducive to my life as a Mom. By the time I was finished I was already feeling so much better about my blog I had trouble sleeping because I was just beaming with ideas.
I am still “Moscato Mom” and probably always will be. But now my blog reflects ME more, and I have regained my “spark” for Blogging. Maybe it’s true what they say – Sometimes you just simply need a change of scenery.