Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Case of the Blahs & the Cure!

Hey all! I'm sorry for my blogging absences lately. It's been one thing after another. I have this whole huge explanation typed out and if you care, it's after the cut but I didn't want to bog you all down with a lengthy post if you didn't ask for it ;) Anyway, today's post is a quick swatch of Lynnderella The Present is a Gift over white which I did a couple months ago (hence my nubs) but it seems appropriate. We all have to remember to be thankful sometimes. Also, the cure to any blah feelings is glitter and Lynnderella does it so well.

Anyway, there you have it. Hope you guys have a good week and hopefully you'll hear from me again soon :)


 So here's the rant piece:

I haven't been blogging because:
  • I have a lot of personal changes going on. This is vague because I can't really discuss this all publicly yet and my blog is quite public, though not many who it would effect read it... but you never know. If you're super curious you can ask me on twitter, which is more private and I feel like I can discuss it more.
  • Blogger is a jerk. It will upload one photo, then whatever other photos it won't let me. I have to save the post, refresh the page, I can upload one more, then save and refresh... you get the idea. It's a huge pain, especially because a lot of the posts I had planned were for several polishes of the same brand. 
  • Firefox is a jerk. It crashes on me constantly, at least three times per day, I'd say. It's up to date and I just honestly have no idea why. It just suddenly isn't responding or freezes and then either I have to shut it down myself or it crashes on its own. I'd switch to another browser, but this has all my favorites and I'm not sure it's possible to switch that over to, say, Internet Explorer. If you have any suggestions, please leave a comment or email me!
  • I feel really burnt out from challenges. It's a lot to keep up with posting three challenges per week and then also have to make time for reviews and other posts, so I have a whole bunch of pictures for the challenges but can't bring myself to type them up. It makes no sense, I know, but I just haven't had the energy to do it and then blogging isn't fun when I force myself. Sorry Amanda and Sarah for letting you guys down :(
  • I feel discouraged. I think the weather has a lot to do with my mood and lately I've been feeling more and more inadequate, down, discouraged, whatever you want to call it. I think this all depends on the day and what's going on and weather and what have you, but right now this perpetual winter we're having in Massachusetts has me feeling really unmotivated. Google "anhedonia" and that's me.


Chantal Halley said...

Aww, I hope things get better for you soon.

Maybe try Chrome for your new browser. I believe when you run it for the first time it asks you if you want to import your favourites from another browser, so that could be useful and helpful.

Blogging should not feel like a chore, it's a hobby and we should enjoy it. So if you need a break, I say take it! Your loyal readers will be here whether you post once a day, once a week or once a month. :-)

LacquerliciousLove said...

I second Google Chrome, it's an amazing browser! So good! And about the challenges... dont beat yourself up! I haven't been doing so well either lol I just changed jobs and haven't had any time for swatching.

Nailtopia said...

This is gorgeous.
But I really hope things get better. If you need to take a break from blogging, do it. We've all been there before.
I'm not doing well myself, but I'm working hard at it.. and I'm glad to see you are too.
Also, I agree on Google Chrome!

Amanda (Fashion Footing) said...

Don't have the blahs, I miss my challenge buddy!! :-)

Amanda, Nail Polish Enthusiast said...

I'm trying! I just fail so hard at Pinterest haha

Amanda, Nail Polish Enthusiast said...

Thank you! Google Chrome it is and so far it's been a real treat. I think I crashed it once but other than that no problems! Weeee!

Amanda, Nail Polish Enthusiast said...

lol I'm glad it's not just me. Amanda can keep up for both of us ;)

Amanda, Nail Polish Enthusiast said...

You were right about Chrome and it's been great, thank you! Thank you for your support <3