5.19.2016

To Blog Or Not To Blog

Once again, I took a month off from blogging. I had surgery, then Leeann came to visit, then we all had crazy colds, then Milo had the stomach flu, then Nolan had surgery (he got his adenoids removed, which should help with all those crazy colds), then I had the stomach flu. And now I'm at that point where I don't know about continuing with this blog of mine.

Besides all those things I mentioned above, I just feel so busy lately. Nolan has speech therapy and occupational therapy appointments every single week. Both boys are in swimming lessons twice a week. Milo has gymnastics twice a week. Jacob closed his MMA gym in December, but is involved in a new gym. He's also working a lot of overtime at his day job, with only one weekend off each month. And we're finally making the home improvements we planned on doing when we built this house almost six years ago. I don't have the time right now to read and comment on all of your blogs (which always makes me feel bad), let alone write anything.

That sounds like a bunch of excuses, right? I'm also feeling uninspired (as evidenced by my whopping fourteen posts in the past five months). I don't like reading about kids, recipes, to-do lists, or weekend recaps, so I don't usually write about any of that. I steer clear of anything too serious or political because everyone has an opinion and it's getting harder for some to respectfully disagree. Writing about entertainment is the most fun for me, but I don't feel like I'm connecting with readers lately. (I see that people are reading, but the interaction isn't there. Except for those of you who comment on everything I write. Thank you for that!) Plus, I can always tweet about what I'm watching, reading and listening to.

Blogging is time consuming and when it feels like a chore, it's probably not worth it. Milo is done with Pre-K next Friday and Nolan's last day is three weeks later. I want to soak them up as much as I can this summer and not spend so much time on the computer. I can't bring myself to close up shop completely. Maybe I'll be more into it when my kids are back in school this fall? So for now I guess it's just, "I'll be seein' ya."

I love the friends I've met through this little blog of mine and absolutely want to stay connected! If you aren't already following, check me out on Instagram, FacebookTwitterGoodreads, and my new favorite, Snapchat!



(I promise I don't just snap selfies.)

9 comments:

Tiffany said...

I get it, I do!! I will still stalk you on every other social media outlet :)

Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

Yay Snapchat! I can't do selfies - my forward facing camera is broken - I've had the phone 2 years, it's almost time for an update so for now it's bathroom mirror selfies only ;) haha

I have a hard time finding people on snapchat I'm glad you posted this. I like following people I KNOW.

I haven't blogged in forever so I can't judge or give you any advice. I keep mine just incase I find some inspiration.

Erin of TexErin-in-SydneyLand said...

I follow on all other social media outlets, so I will continue stalking you :) If blogging isn't giving you any fulfillment, then I think taking a break is exactly what you need. Do it!

Jo said...

Don't feel bad at all. The most important thing is that you do what makes you happy. I'm just glad we 'met' in cyberspace :)

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

The good thing is it's there if you want to come back to it. You should never feel like it's a chore, what's the fun in that? Zero.

Karen Peterson said...

I miss your blog! But I'm glad I still get to see you on Facebook and everywhere else. And yeah, Snapchat is so much fun!

You've had so much going on. Sounds like you deserve a nap!

Misty, Handbags + Handguns said...

I've been wanting to get back into blogging. I have a lot to say and share. I just can't muster up the strength to do it. So I don't know...

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

i agree with you on not blogging when it's a chore. it's a hobby of mine and i don't want to dislike it. when i take a break, it's normally because i just don't feel like it, and then i come back... but one day i might not lol. i will continue to stalk you all the ways!

lil desiqua said...

I will seriously miss your posts, but it's always more important to take care of yourself and your family. #Priorities. So happy to hear that everyone is feeling better, and hope you have a wonderful summer!