I’m crying uncle. I’m throwing in the towel. I’ve bitten off more than I can chew. I’m in-over-my-head.
All of those.
Oh. And I’m tired.
It’s been two full months since I started blogging (so I’m pretty much an expert). When I started this madness in January as one of my New Year’s Resolutions I vowed to post five times a week. That seemed reasonable…once a day except on the weekends? Sure. And I’ve managed to stick pretty close to it except for that one week when worked kicked my butt. But that’s ok. Life happens, eh?
I can honestly say that I’m loving the whole blogging-thing. I enjoy writing. I look forward to sharing stories, adventures and projects. I jot down ideas for posts on random pieces of paper (that are now randomly living across our house). And it’s super fun to get comments on blog posts because (a) it means someone is reading it and (b) it means someone is reading it! Seriously….when I see an email titled “firstname.lastname@example.org” it trumps all other emails. In fact it trumps all other activity at that time while I
run casually stroll to my laptop to read (then re-read) the comment. It’s strange I know….but it makes me smile. In a way it makes it all worth it.
It’s not to say that blogging doesn’t have it’s drawbacks. For one, I feel as though it’s made me slightly narcissistic. I mean…it’s an entire website dedicated to me. Me, me, me. So now everyone (yes, even strangers) know what’s going on in my life. As a result, I find my phone doesn’t ring as much with friends wanting to “catch up”….because they’ve read all about it in yesterdays’-post. Good or bad, it is what it is.
Alas….reality has struck me like a bolt of lightning. Turns out posting five days a week is not very realistic for me right now. Not if my house is ever going to get clean. Blogging doesn’t cook dinner. It doesn’t clean the toilets. It doesn’t pick up milk at the store. And it certainly doesn’t work 40+ hours a week.
So, until I get to the point where I’m not writing tomorrow’s post today…I need to slow ‘er down. Ideally I’ll have several posts started and in-progress, and even more that are ready to-go and just waiting for their scheduled publishing. It all comes back to some good ‘ol fashioned planning and ya’ll know how I feel about that. Besides, I need some time to actually complete some post-worthy material! I don’t ever want to get to the point where I’m “posting-just-to-post.” I want them to have some thought behind them. Which I hope I’ve done a good job of so far.
More importantly, I don’t want to feel guilty if I don’t post something. This week I’ve been stressing out about missing Monday, then Tuesday….and that’s totally not worth it! It will make me hate blogging if it becomes a job.
Bottom line: I’m not stopping! God no! I just need to scale ‘er back to an average of maybe 3 posts a week. Sometimes it may be more, but hopefully not less. I think doing so will help keep my house clean, give me more time to work on projects and in the end, give you better-quality posts. What’s to hate about that?
Someday I may be so organized and on-top-of-it that I can bump it back up to 5 days a week. Or maybe someone will want to pay me large amounts of money to blog everyday. I can only hope.
Until then, don’t give up on me. Watch for my posts via Facebook, subscribe by email, or check back a few times a week to see what’s new. I’ve got some promising material to share with you soon…including our recent backcountry ski trip (with possible video), yet another bathroom project (just for you Erin M.), some amazing nursery pictures (not mine!) to share, some (hopefully) yummy Indian recipes and of course…..the big elk rack