What's Happening To Being MacKenzie

Well hello there!

I'm going to guess you're reading this because you're either a family member or close friend that maybe likes what I write sometimes. I don't really expect anyone "random" to be reading this because it's probably not the kinda thing you're looking to read. This is more of just a starting point in the year of blogging for me and an explanation as to what's been going on.

Over the past few months you might have noticed that there hasn't been much happening here on Being MacKenzie. For that there are a few reasons. The main one being that I just don't feel motivated to write what people kind of expect me to write. When I started this blog I aimed for fashion, moved a bit into beauty and then kind of dabbled everywhere else. What I really wanted to achieve was to create a spot for myself in the fashion world by doing it all from the comfort of my bed. I didn't think it was impossible, and to be honest I still don't think it's impossible, it's just not what I want to do. 

The specific reason I don't feel motivated to write is because I think people come to Being MacKenzie for fashion, beauty, or some other kind of "category" blog post. Over the past little bit I haven't been buying new clothes, doing new makeup looks, or really doing anything out of the ordinary that I haven't already covered. It becomes almost this weight on my shoulders when I think about having to write a post talking about something that I don't want to talk about. I know this blog is mine, I have the freedom to choose what goes on it, but to me it feels like a bit I've let people down when I don't talk about what I originally started on.

A big key to my constant posting in mid-2015 is that I just wasn't working as much. I'd sit at home day after day after day and have nothing to do so I'd create an outfit, get ready, shoot it, and then write it up. It kept me from going stir crazy because I thought that there might be a chance I could create an income that way. No income was made and I often found it a downer in the summer when I'd actually have to go to work because I enjoyed blogging so much. But lately I've been working normally, with a few days off (besides weekends) every so often. I really enjoy keeping busy and have been spending the weekends doing random errands I couldn't do during the week. It might seem silly to not blog because of working, there's tons of people that do it and succeed, but I feel that I just need the weekends for me.

I really do enjoy writing, I do. It's just that sometimes I feel like it's almost so much effort to write about fashion or beauty when I have a million other things I want to talk about. Which is why I'm writing this. Being MacKenzie is a place of complete and utter freedom. Everyone is free to say what they want to say, when they want to say it, however they want to say it. Starting with me. I am no longer feeling obligated to write categorical posts for the benefit of others. I am no longer feeling obligated to write a post simply because I haven't written one in a long time. I am no longer feeling guilty for using my blog as a space to just say what's on my mind. I am no longer using my blog as a way to "succeed" in this Team Internet world. 

I'm using Being MacKenzie to simply just be MacKenzie. And I hope you'll continue to join me on that journey.

Until next time...
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