January 21, 2012

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Hello to all of you that are still with me.  During this small hiatus, I have received some really nice emails from some really nice and encouraging bloggers/people and I want you to know that each one has made my day.  Over the last month, I have thought hard about the future of this blog.  With my new full-time job added onto my plate of a mom, wife, "homemaker" and blogger, my time had really been stretched. With that said, something had to give and I had to give up blogging for awhile.

In my last post I said I would come back with a plan, so here it is in one word: Simplify. Thus a much simpler version of RoCa and Company.  Gone are the sponsors and ads.  Gone are the Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter buttons. Gone are the pink and Tiffany blue backgrounds. Gone is most of the fru-fru from this blog.  Gone is the pressure to keep up with other bloggers. Gone is the sense of urgency to post "something" on a regular schedule of sorts.  Gone are the "You Rock Link Parties" and guest bloggers...at least for now.  I am still thinking hard about these last two. What do you think?

So welcome to a new and much simpler RoCa and Company.  I hope you like the changes and that you will continue with me on this journey to Make and Create.  I will post when I can and as often as I can.

It feels good to be back.

Carmen

38 comments:

Bama Girl said...

Carmen, I've been missing you! I almost stopped following you but decided that I'd wait and see what was going on. Glad your back! I like how you simplified your blog! I've made some changes, just trying to pretty it up. It is hard to keep up a blog on a regular basis when you'r trying to do so many other things. I stay home and still it's hard for me to blog regular. Just letting you know I'm still here! Blessings from Bama!

Grammy Goodwill said...

I'm glad you're back. I wrestle with time issues - and I'm retired and my children are grown! Do what works best for you.

Racheal Vaughn said...

Glad to see you back! Looking forward to the "new" :D

Kimberly @ The Brown Eyes Have It said...

I'm happy to see you! Best wishes at making it all work for you. I love the clean, simple new look, too.

Mari said...

I love the clean, fresh look! Blessings and Joy if you aren't feeling that as you blog/share than stop and rethink. Glad you had time to do that and enjoy your "new beginning".

Maridith @ Strictly Homemade said...

Good for you to simplify!! I know it feels good. I keep on thinking I need to do the same thing. Just for some odd reason I am scared to do it. I wonder why? Anyway, good luck on your new job and God Bless!

Charlene@APinchofJoy said...

Glad you are back --- and with a plan. Love the fresh simple look!

Marcia - Crafty Sewing and Quilting said...

Great plan! I like it!
Have a great day!

Rhonda said...

I completely understand what you are going through. I don't have a lot of time on my hands especially with getting a PT job. I don't have many followers but when someone asks "Are you still blogging?" I feel pressure.
The other day I realized "Isn't blogging supposed to be fun? Wasn't this supposed to be a way to document your life and share joy with others?"
I believe you made the right choice. When it's not fun then it is time to simplify and cut back. I want to work on my blog and build followers too, but not under stressful conditions.

I stand on Romans 8:28 "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."

Be blessed!

Crafty Mischief said...

Good for you! Love the new look!

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