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Why I Blog

Blogging has always been something that I’ve been interested in. For years I’ve read hundred of beautiful blogs and admired their writing and courage to put themselves out there. I’ve debated for a long time whether or not to start one of my own. In the end, I always chickened out. I was afraid of criticism or that people would have no interest in what I was writing. I finally worked up the courage to start my blog in November and created what you see here, Cozy With The Poseys. My intent with this blog is to document this new exciting stage in my life as a newlywed, homeowner, and to share my favorite hobbies.

You may have noticed that it has been awhile since I’ve posted on here. Unfortunately, I’ve been a bit discouraged about blogging lately. There have been some negative thoughts that have made me second guess having this blog. Something that I used to love and look forward to, quickly turned into anxiousness to post anything new.  After much thought and a bit of a break from writing, I’ve decided that it would be silly to not continue this passion of mine. Since I started posting in November, my blog has become one of my favorite past times. I have found a new love for writing, and a sense of calm when I sit down and let my thoughts flow. With my love for writing has also come a sense of confidence in myself that had been lacking. I’m writing this post today to remind myself why I decided to blog in the first place, for myself. To have a creative outlet and document the things I love dearly. These were the inspirations for why I decided to blog and I need to hold onto this. Of course, I love all my followers and viewers that take the time to read my latest posts. I appreciate each and every one of you and all the support you have given me throughout this process. There are times in your life where it’s very easy to become discouraged by negative thoughts. I think the hardest part of this for me is that, many times these type of things are out of my control. What I can control, is my ability to power through these thoughts, remember my foundation, and keep a positive mindset. My hope for this blog is that people take something away from it. Whether it’s a new favorite recipe, a new DIY project, or simply just a smile on your face after reading something that interested you. I’m so excited to start working on Cozy With The Poseys again.

As always,

Thank you for reading,

Colleen ❤

8 thoughts on “Why I Blog

  1. Something I try and remind myself of when I get doubts about what people will think of my writing is that it’s not my job as the blogger to decide how people feel about my posts. At the end of the day, you can never know for sure how people will react to your writing, so it’s pointless trying to second-guess them. Sure, some people might hate the stuff we put out, but nothing is ever 100% awful or 100% perfect. Even if some people don’t like what you publish, others will. It’s our job to write for the latter.

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    1. Thanks for the feedback, Rewan. You make a great point! As bloggers/writers, we have to put our best effort out there. Readers are going to choose to be okay with it, or their not. As long as we are happy with our content, that is what matters most.

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  2. Thank you for coming back! I really miss your new recipes and am always commenting to your husband how professional your new layout looks (recipe ingredients). I also let Ben know what a terrific job you do and am always looking forward to reading your next recipe (hint, hint…still waiting for the yummy blueberry and raspberry scones)! I even mentioned I would donate some frozen blueberries (I have over 40 cups in my freezer from picking them this past summer) and maybe you can make a batch for Ben to bring to work. Thank you again for the love and joy you bring when sharing your world with others!

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    1. Laura,
      This message made my day! You are so sweet. I appreciate your support and that you take time to read my blog and give feedback, it means a lot 🙂 Your wish may be granted soon with blueberry/raspberry scone recipe. I just made these the other weekend and took pictures. I’m hoping to get this posted soon. I would be happy to bake some scones for Ben to bring to school. I love baking for you hardworking teachers, you deserve it! Thanks again for taking time to comment, Laura!

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  3. Colleen, I have missed your Blogs. Reading your thoughts and recipes is a treat as it brings me closer to your life in Northern Michigan. You go girl.
    Proud of you and keep those Blogs coming.

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    1. Thank you so much for the sweet comment, Mary Lou. Reading it made my day. I’m so happy that you enjoy reading my blog and I appreciate all of your support 🙂

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