just like the ocean life is a constant ebb and flow

Ebb and Flow

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just like the ocean life is a constant ebb and flowLast week I had lots of great content. I accomplished so much at work and on the blog I went into the weekend on a high. After so many months of struggling to balance everything, it felt amazing to be able to do it all and do it well.

And now it’s Tuesday and I have zero content completed for the blog this week. This past weekend got away from me and I didn’t take any outfit photos like I planned. I have several posts in draft form waiting for okays, additional content, and such to complete them. And the day job is busy and takes priority.

I’m not a full time blogger and I have to remember that. I see full time bloggers' tight editorial calendars, consistent content, multiple outfit posts and I do feel a jealousy. I have more content in my head than I have time to produce for you.  But I just can’t do it all the time. I can’t do it all. Some weeks may feel like it and it's such a rush, but then life pops in to remind me that I am a mere mortal and I have no clean underwear and the only time I have to take pictures it's raining or it's dark out.

I hope to finish up a blog post this evening after I get home from work but I can’t guarantee it. But do know, there’s good stuff coming down the pike, it just won’t be perfectly scheduled. If you’re okay with the ebb and flow of Wardrobe Oxygen, I’ll be sure to make it worth your while. I do preach quality, not quantity. I will continue to offer quality content, I just can’t be sure of when!

In the meantime, I share a lot of things I’ve read and experienced on Facebook; come join over there and be part of the conversation. I also use Instagram’s InstaStories as a bit of a behind the scenes. There I share more often what I am wearing, where I am going, what I’m doing!

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27 Comments

  • tgchi13 June 24, 2017

    Oh Allie! It hurts my heart that you feel this way. Lady, life balance is THE most important thing and I’m certain that professional bloggers are no one to be jealous of. (Envied? Possibly but not likely.) What interest would you, I or any one with a level of common sense and maturity find in a blogger who blogs only for the money and not because they have value to share and something they have learned to pass along?

    I’m not saying this well, I never do when I feel like wonderful person isn’t being fair to themselves. YOU come first so you can put your family first. Every one, and everything, else is a distance 5th – I promise. On your death bed you will not be caring that there wasn’t one more blog post about fashion. (((HUG))) (((Hug))) (((hug))) and remember that you, your husband and child come first. Period. You know that and that the rest is just window dressing. xoxoxo

  • Allie at Wardrobe Oxygen June 22, 2017

    <3

  • Christine June 21, 2017

    Everyone needs a break, even my favorite blogger, you. Please recharge. We’ll be here when you return!

  • Little Black"domicile"! June 21, 2017

    I replied under another device and I don’t see where it came thru. Quickly, we understand just how you feel and look forward to your posts as you choose to share. No pressure from us! You inspire all bloggers!-Laurel

  • Ginger June 21, 2017

    And this is exactly what I love most about you – you keep it real! We will wait for you, no pressure from us – life is messy, who among us doesn’t know that! Big hug from me to you ❤️

  • crtfly June 20, 2017

    Allie,

    We love you. Do what you need to do. We’ll be right here. Please don’t feel rushed or pressured.

    Chris

  • Keri June 20, 2017

    I’ve been reading your blog for years and years (since it had a different name and long before Emerson!) and I will continue to read whenever you can post. You’ve taught me so much (about far more than fashion and the value of a good silver cuff bracelet) and I’ll always be grateful for how much time and energy you put into the blog-in addition to all the other obligations you have. You don’t owe anyone a strict posting schedule, I’m happy to read new posts when they’re up and I go back into the archives often to reread things that maybe didn’t apply to me when you wrote them, but they are what I need now. I can read about Bonnaroo and Emerson birth stories over and over!! Take a break, sweets. You really deserve it!

  • ClaraT June 20, 2017

    Your readers aren’t going anywhere. We love your posts whether there are several in a week or fewer!

  • Krista Alexander June 20, 2017

    If you weren’t “real” you wouldn’t be any fun, darling! Do what ya gotta do. We will be here.

  • FancyStuff&PrettyThings June 20, 2017

    This is my life. We are here when you get to it.

  • Cynthia Peterson June 20, 2017

    Your loyal readers know you have a life outside your blog. We’ll happily wait for you!

  • LoriM June 20, 2017

    Goodness gracious, yes, be kind to yourself. This kind of pressure is partly what keeps me from blogging (well, that, and not really having anything to say – hahaha!). I guess that’s one problem with fashion blogging … the seasonal nature of it – so you have to have a deadline in some ways. That would drive me bonkers. Thanks again for all you do and yes, quality is much more important than quantity.

  • Lisa June 20, 2017

    The biggest hug in the world to you. Along with a bubble bath and a glass of wine. You are human. Your awesome and giving. When was the last time you took time just for you? Love you and this blog. Go recharge. We will all be here when you get back.
    Love and stars..Lis

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