Thursday, June 27, 2013
Why I'm Not Blogging Much
You may have noticed that this blog has been pretty quiet these past few months. It has been on purpose. I am going to be very frank: Blogging takes up WAY too much of my time that I would rather be spending with my family. I didn't realize this when I began blogging. It was a new hobby and it was quite fun learning how to cut and paste, add pictures and links and write about things I loved. But then it began consuming my every thought and action. I couldn't wait to get up in the morning to write more posts or I would think about posts I wanted to write (even when I was at church!) and make lists. I could never keep up with those lists and I still have a huge list of drafts that may never get written.
You see, I am mom of two precious little kids and when I am on the computer, I shut out my "real life." Not only that, with reviews, I was reading several books at a time, writing reviews and having giveaways that took up HOURS of my time. I felt stressed and I just hated that I was always thinking about the blog.
It's been on my heart for several months to stop blogging. I am even resisting signing up for new blog tours. I am turning requests away. This is huge for me! I love books, but I love my family more! This is not to say I will completely stop blogging, but I might do 1-2 posts a month.
Here are some of the things I am doing instead of blogging:
*Playing with my kids
*Finding creative ideas and going on dates with my husband
*Reading books I have sitting on my shelf that I "want" to read
*Getting ready for homeschooling
*Going to parks with my kids and connecting with friends
*Sleeping! Yes, I have taken several naps lately.
*Cooking...well, I do have a cooking post I really want to share!
*Spending time praying for my family
I have to choose these things first! I am so thankful for all my readers and I'm sorry that I just can't keep up with the blogging world. I promise I won't go away, but I honestly need to put up boundaries and this is one area I can say no and not feel guilty.
Blessings to you, Shonda
PS. I have a cooking post I will share and I have another book blog tour in August, but I will probably stay pretty quiet in July!