Tuesday, May 4, 2010

"You are the butter to my bread."


so this weekend after Lauren's fill in the blanks friday, i decided i was in need of a movie date. i finally sat down and watched "Julie & Julia," a movie my Momma had sent to me because she said it reminded her so much of me.

for instance, she said she understood my blog better. She was always in awe of the beautiful gifts i would get from otherwise perfect strangers around the world. My momma is so cute, she would even look for things that i could give as gifts. For instance when i was home for my birthday, she gave me a bunch of vintage buttons she had in her sewing bins to give to you darling readers. (remember the cute white rabbit buttons for le giveaway? from my Mom.)

it's a curious thing sometimes blogging isn't it? When Julie gets in a fight with her husband about "letting down her readers" and he gets angry that she spends so much time blogging- that, i get. Sometimes Max gets a little frustrated with me when i've worked all day and i want to go online and read your little corners of the internet. It makes me happy. Sometimes, i worry that i will "let down" my readers by not commenting enough or posting anything interesting.

it's a curious thing sometimes blogging isn't it? sometimes that pressure to live up to all these other great blogs or the pressure just to keep up with it all. I try never to get to that point, because this is joy to me... but the truth is, even when i remember back to when i was so very excited to have 20 readers-- it might still hurt when i see one or two readers decide to not follow me anymore. And then i remember that quantity is not important- this isn't a popularity contest though sometimes it feels that way doesn't it? For me, i am happy to have loyal readers. No, not even "readers"... I'm lucky to say that these otherwise perfect strangers are sincere friends to me.

so please know that if i don't comment on your posts as much as i'd like-- it's exactly that: "as much as i'd like." (If i could ever get paid for blogging, oh it would be a dream come true) I'm still here, your Micaela... ever so thankful to know you. x



P.S. i have a giveaway planned for this week. Another small thank-you for you dear readers, for always sticking around.

37 comments:

ali said...

so cute, thank you!
didn't the movie make you so happy. i love it.

danielle and dinosaur toes said...

yep, i know all about those blogging pressures! it's a full time job, unfortunately there isn't pay, with the exception of friendships (and i'm thankful for them)!

i haven't seen the movie. chris and i have such a long list of movies we need to rent! we just finished watching "he's just not that into you" and "last house on the left." meh. not the best, not the worst.

Marisa said...

you always do too much bestie.. take a breather, you deserve it.
i love you!!!

heisschic said...

....the breath to my life.



love that quote.

heartshapedbruise. said...

I love your blog - I know I'm a relatively new follower, but seriously, your posts are just always so lovely!

As for that film, I remember seeing a trailer for it when it first came out & thinking "ooh must watch that" - then.. not. But now I really want to again!

www.heart-shaped-bruise.blogspot.com

Jamie said...

I love this post! SO true!
I haven't watched that movie yet. (gasp. I know) It's on my list tho!
Hope you're having a beautiful day!!! xo

Pal. said...

Dear Micaela,

I just wanted to say,how much I adore your efforts,I love the genuineness your words and the flow of kindness.Thank you so much for spreading the confetti of love and inspiring( me ) to let the virtual word take me on a ride.

Love
Palak

Tillie said...

Oh micaela you are just the most lovely. :)

Cassie said...

Gorgeous as ever Micaela!
xx

Malin said...

Love the post - it's so true what you're saying!!

Erin said...

Oh sweet M, try not to worry. We understand how busy life gets and that you can't always do as much as you'd like (this is the story of my life, believe me!) I always love to hear from you, but when I don't, I know it's because you are up to your eyeballs in your new job, or spending some quality time with your lovely Max.

I am so happy to have met so many wonderful people through blogging, and to be able to say that some of these people, though we've never met, are true friends. You're one of them to me! Thank you.

I must see that movie. Not just with the delectable French cooking, but with the blogging too! Perfect.

Hope you had a really lovely Tuesday.
xoxo E

pip a la chic said...

I haven't watched that movie and I've been wanting for a while now.
My partner teases me because I'm constantly on my blog when I caome home from work.
Great post!

Passion said...

I just mailed off your letter. I also included a mixed CD with it that has all my (current) favorite songs! I hope you like it, though I think out taste in music may clash :)
I'm so excited for you to get it!

Fabi said...

You are so cute :)! This post makes me smile :)!

holli said...

I love your honesty and can't see why any followers would leave! Blogging is a strange strange world.

Megan said...

Oh I love Julia and Julia!
I think this is such a true post about blogging. I like blogging because it feels like I am hanging out with friends. I dont think that alot of people in my "real" life understand why I love it so much but thats ok because I know all of you do.

Meghan said...

That movie TOTALLY made me appreciate blogging so much more. It also helped me take a step back and make sure I was doing something I really loved, because you're right - it's a huge commitment and eats up a lot of time. Thanks for this reminder for all of us!

pooftacular said...

Anyone who stops following you is a fool! :P

Katie said...

you are precious micaela! and such a great blogger :)

esther said...

loved this post and your candid thoughts on blogging. it's nice to know that someone else feels the same way sometimes! keep up the great work :).

Gracie said...

I want to watch that movie! I hear so many good things about it.

Don't worry I think we all feel that way sometimes. You do so much anyway! xx

kaileenelise said...

i loved the movie so much it made me want to start a blog (amongst other compelling reasons). thank you for always being such a sweet heart. you are such an inspiration! xo, ♥kaileenelise

// krissy ♥ said...

I am a new follower and I think I will be here to stay :)

I loved the movie and I can also relate to Julie in that way. Even after a long day, I cannot not be online to read new comments in my posts an then read the blogs I follow. I met lots of awesome people who turned to friends and I wouldn't have it any other way :)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Love blogging and you my dear sweet. Hope the new job is going well. It's difficult to balance real life and blog life but so glad we found this and have that creative release and lovely community. See you soon xoxo

Carrie said...

I loved this movie so much. I love the shout out to bloggers and their readers everywhere. ;)

I also love this post! I know exactly what you mean. When I get too busy to keep up my usual rounds I feel terrible. Thankfully my blogging friends are forgiving. haha.

Niki said...

Oh such wise words, and such a great film!

For what it's worth I think you are a fabulous blogger! Reading your posts always make me smile, though I am usually a silent reader of all blogs who doesn't comment much. I'm still here though, reading and loving everything that you share. Thanks for sharing!

Meg Fee said...

oh darling girl. it is so hard, isn't it? there's strange pressures. but you always stay true to yourself. and that's why so many people respond to you.

love to you, gorgeous girl.
xo

Krissa said...

Oh i love this post...i totally know what you mean...
seriously LOVED that movie too...

I love your blog dear girl.... I get so excited when i see you have posted in my reader!!!

Stay true to yourself....thats all you can do :)

xoxo

Michely Medeiros. said...

i love that movie and i love this post!!! there's an odd connection with the movie and blog world....

missy. said...

i hear you. i blog because i love it. not to get readers. i'd rather have 10 faithful "followers" than 1000.. the ones who really stick around and show their love for my writing and who i am, are the ones i appreciate and love the most. they are my sunshines.

Jenni said...

I am the same way! I loved that movie, and felt almost a little bit of guilty pleasure as I saw the pros and cons of the blog world...but in the end I wouldn't trade it for anything!!!

Jumbleberry Orchard said...

I must watch that film!

I feel the same - as my readers are starting to slowly increase I keep getting little jolts of excitement at the possiblity of who I might meet next. Like you say, they aren't readers; so many of these people become friends really quickly. I tell Daniel about what you've all been up to, and he knows who you all are and how important this is to me; which is wonderful!

Faiza said...

heart. heart. heart.

Lauryn said...

Didn't you just love that movie!? I was in love with the relationship between Julia Child and her husband. They were so in love <3

This was such a sweet post! :)

brlracincwgrl said...

I adore that movie, it was wonderful!

Cynthia said...

I loved this movie so much!

Anna said...

i loved reading this! it's so true, there are strange pressures that go along with blogging. you said it so well!

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