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♫ Guess who’s back, back, back…back again… Siobhan’s back, back, back, tell a friend…♪♫
That’s right, folks! After the world’s longest dry spell in history, I am back at my computer, ready to write for this beloved blog and make waves with my beauty buzzing. I’ve honestly missed my readers so much and I cannot explain how much the emails expressing concern mean to me. I’ve gotten every kind of email from “Why is your blog not working!? Is it going back up?” to “You’ve been gone a while, you okay?”. The fact that most of you don’t even know me and you enjoy reading my silly little blog means more than you will ever know.
The reason for my absence is a multitude of things, really, and it all cracks down to bad timing. In August, I had PLENTY of issues with my then-platform and for about 2-3 weeks, my blog would publish and upload the posts that I had written, but there wouldn’t be anything there. After several frustrated phone calls, I managed to convince these people that there was a serious issue and it needed to be fixed. They originally told me it would take 24 hours to resolve the problem and that they needed to shut the domain down for that amount of time. I then waited TWO WEEKS for the site to work again. At this point, I had completely lost my mojo and inspiration that I had going in the summer, a) because I was going back to school and was focused on that, b) because I was dealing with a health problem (more on that in a future post for those of you who care) and c) I had just lost the motivation to sit still for a couple of hours and pump out posts like I had done the last couple of weeks. I’m not making excuses here, because, at the end of the day, it’s my blog and it’s my fault. But, by the time that it was back up and running properly (by which point I had grown bored of my previous platform’s antics and switched to a new one), the blogging juices in me were completely gone/dried up. Couple that with what happened in October (health-wise) and then the next 6 months being crazy hectic with school, and you’ve got a 9 month break.
It makes me sad to think/know that I’ve been gone for that long. I truly love blogging and missed it like crazy. But every time that I got the inspiration and the ol’ creative juices were flowin’, I had an assignment to do or I had chores to do. I did write a couple of posts throughout the year, but I’ve saved them for my “big comeback” (aka now 🙂). One thing I know for sure is, there will NEVER, EVER be a break from blogging again. Ever. I am back and back for good. I have changed my strategy and have planned posts literally 2 months in advance. I know that I let a lot of you down and to be honest, I let myself down, too. Blogging and beauty are both things I am passionate about, and to know that I let other things fully control my time saddens me. Yes, school is the most important and life isn’t dependent on blogging, but it’s something that I enjoy and that I need to make time for. From now on, though, things will be different. Get yourself ready, because this summer (and the future in general) is going to be one hell of a ride. I’ve got everything from reviews and fashion posts to cooking tutorials and countdowns. I am more than thrilled to be back, and I truly, cannot thank each and every one of you reading this right now for your patience and support. This blog may not be as popular as some, but just knowing that there are people out there who read it and care about me and my well-being, honestly means the world. I cannot say thank you enough.
Okay, now to get off of that somewhat sad subject, WOOHOOOOOOO! Just had to break the ice there, because I felt you slipping away from me, haha. I can’t wait until you read some of the posts I have lined up, I think you’ll like them, and like them a lot! I’m going to do a post about what you may have missed and also one about my health/personal struggle in October in the (very) near future! For now, though, sit back, relax and enjoy the bountiful ride that is… Beauty Bylaws! 😀 YIPPPPPEEEEEE!
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I hope you all enjoyed that post! I hope you all have a wonderful day, and I’ll catch up with you later (and by later, I mean very, very soon ;))! Love you all to the moon and back! Muah!