Don’t worry, this isn’t another post discussing my hair woes. Conceal your disappointment. This is a post that I need to compose (mostly for myself so I’ve got it in writing) to say a few things that are on my heart.
I’ve been blogging for a little over 3 years now. I cannot believe that I’ve stuck with it this long. But then, I have underwear that dates back to the early 80’s, so clearly I don’t give up on things easily.
I have become increasingly aware that I’ve lost my blogging way a bit. I have thought seriously about quitting blogging more times than I can count in the last few months.
I’ve had a number of conversations with Fiddledaddy about my blogging issues, and he has certainly helped me have clarity. He, more than anyone else, knows what this blog and this blogging community have meant to my sanity.
He also knows what good meds and a therapist would cost.
So, instead of throwing in the keyboard, we are of the opinion that I need to get back to my roots. Why I started this blog in the first place.
As my traffic has grown, I’ve ventured into the world of advertising, giveaways, and reviews. Which I have completely enjoyed, because it has appealed to the business side of me. However, it leaves very little room for me to simply write down my thoughts, and communicate with the moms (and the 3 dads) who take the time to visit here and leave a comment.
So the two things that I love the most, the writing and the community aspect of blogging, have been what has suffered the most.
Therefore. I’m learning how to say “no thank you.”
Which is unbelievably hard for me, since I think I wear a cape and can leap tall buildings. I cannot do it all. And I cannot be all things to all people. And these people that I live with? They keep asking for food and clean clothes. 🙂
I do have ad and PR commitments that I will honor. But in the coming months, things are going to slow down a little around here.
I am blessed beyond measure to belong to this little corner of the blogging community. Your e-mails, comments, and friendship have been an integral part of my life. And my healing. Thank you.
And Fiddledaddy thanks you because, HELLO THERAPY??? Besides, where is can I demonstrate my excessive usage of commas.
I’ll be back this weekend for Saturday Stirrings. I hope you’ll join me.