People keep telling me…

That I should blog more.

I tell myself that most days too, when I’m reading other people’s blogs and think, oooh, I could write about this… great idea. Or when I’m with my boys and they do something awesome,

I should be photographing it for the blog. But if I was photographing the boys then I wouldn’t be enjoying playing with them.

If I was busy trying to ‘up’ my blog content to be more regularly I’d have to severely cut down on the blogs I *read*, and really, I enjoy that just as much as the writing of it.

Veronica mentioned the, hmm… apathy (?)… of those bloggers who have been around for a while seem to suffer from to a certain extent. I know that I certainly suffer from this Long-term-bloggy-itus.

I don’t even bother to write any more, although there are often things buzzing around my head during the day.

However I don’t get the chance to just sit down and write uninterrupted very often, if ever.

I miss having that quiet time to just sit and write, but I feel a bit stifled by my life at the moment to be able to do so without feeling guilty about it.

So instead I mess about on Twitter, Facebook and the like.

I read blogs, and comment on them as much as time will allow.

But I don’t spend much time writing anymore.

I kind of miss it.

I just don’t know how or when I’m going to have that guilt-less time to be able to sit down and write again.

I’m hoping that once Zack is at school (which OMG is just two! months! away! and I’ve bought most of his school clothes already!!), and Dean is at college, Max and I will have more time to just *be*, and when he is napping, I’ll hopefully be able to get back to that regular writing again.

Until then… I am around. I am reading your blogs.

I’m just not as present on my own at the moment…

And hoping that it won’t last much longer.

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17 Comments

  1. June 11, 2010 / 2:22 pm

    Guilt is such a waste of energy.

    Make a notebook and write a quick note of what you want to write about and do it when you have the time or motivation. How many of your blogs have you removed from your feeder because they don’t write enough – I bet it’s the same as me – none!

    If people like what you write they will keep you, if they don’t they won’t. I doubt you write FOR other people anyway. You have no product to sell, you don’t impart information. You write from the heart and provide interesting reads.

    That’s why you’re in my feeder and why you will stay – however much you do or don’t write.

    Bugger the guilt. All of a sudden your kids will be leaving home and then you’ll be guilty that you didn’t do x y or z with them. What will that do for you – bugger all. It’s YOUR life. Life it, love it and stop trying to think what others might be thinking, because that is up to them.

    Hugs and Chocolate, Counsellor Seph xxx

    Why do I always end up writing thses sorts of messages to you? Hmmm – I dunno – I think I can see a lot of my guilt in you and wish that I had learned to get rid of it earlier.

  2. June 11, 2010 / 3:02 pm

    Thanks so much Julie, I think this is just what I needed to hear!
    *hugs*

  3. WarsawMommy
    June 11, 2010 / 3:15 pm

    I’m with Julie. To hell with the guilt. Enjoy your family, enjoy your life. We’ll still be around when you decide to come back.

  4. June 11, 2010 / 4:16 pm

    I read that post and thought it was excellent. I too find that I am less inclined to blog. I still do it but I think I need a break. Dunno, haven’t decided yet. I might take a few weeks off over the summer and just *be*, I like the sound of that.

    Wow at Zack going to school, that will be a big change.

    Jen

  5. June 11, 2010 / 5:23 pm

    Thanks Michelle, I will still be around, just not posting quite so much! 🙂

  6. June 11, 2010 / 5:25 pm

    Thanks sweety. 🙂

    I think with the summer holidays coming up it gives us all a chance to just *be* instead of feeling the need to blog as much. Although at the same time we’re more inclined to be desperate to cling onto the little “me-time” we have when the kidlets are constantly around! lol 🙂

    I can’t believe my firstborn is actually going to be 5 next month and start school the month after! I am actually really looking forward to it as Max n I will have more freedom to do as we please (read going for walks/to the park etc) without being on such a tight schedule like we are with Z at nursery. lol 🙂

  7. Ana Through The Looking Glass
    June 11, 2010 / 5:34 pm

    I know exactly what you mean!

  8. June 11, 2010 / 5:53 pm

    It looks like we’re not alone doesn’t it? 🙂

  9. June 12, 2010 / 12:27 am

    Thanks sweety. 🙂 x

  10. June 12, 2010 / 12:48 am

    I agree with Julie too, bugger the guilt. Come back to writing when you’ve got a chance, we’ll all still be here.

  11. June 12, 2010 / 3:46 pm

    With both blogs I constantly think of things to write throughout the day when I /can’t/ write or when I’m reading other posts.

    What feel really guilty about is not only posting less frequently, but commenting less frequently. I haven’t been able to keep up on blog reading on a daily basis, so I usually feel it’s too late to comment when I catch up days later. >.>

  12. June 12, 2010 / 7:42 pm

    I am guilty of exactly the same thing, and you know what, we *shouldn’t* feel guilty about that – we’re allowed to be too busy to blog. In fact it would be worrying if it *wasn’t* that way. It’s just that some people are better at their time-management I guess… I wish that I was one of them. lol 😉

  13. June 12, 2010 / 8:36 pm

    It’s your blog, you should do with it what is best for you. I love reading your posts and will gently nag you if I don’t hear from you but I also don’t mind waiting for you. In your own time.

  14. June 12, 2010 / 9:54 pm

    Thanks sweety. 🙂 I do like the gentle nagging btw… reminds me that some people *actually* like what I post! hehe

    *hugs*

  15. June 14, 2010 / 1:26 pm

    I always have this plan of hopping on every night and writing a post out of the facebook updates I have during the day because I don’t twitter, but I update my facebook status a lot. I find that I only write the eventful stuff, so maybe you could write a short post everyday of one or two things which you twittered or facebooked???

  16. June 20, 2010 / 8:30 pm

    I write in the mornings, the very early mornings when I am alone and can think without being interrupted eleventy billion times. If I haven’t got a post up by mid morning it isn’t going to happen.

    Dont feel guilty you silly goose, your blog is supposed to be fun, an escape,etc. not a chore that needs to be done.

  17. June 20, 2010 / 11:16 pm

    I would love to be able to get up early enough for that, but then I think I’d have to get up at like 4 in the morning, and I’m so *not* a morning person! lol 🙂

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