As you may, or may not, have noticed…I have not been posting regularly on my blog. In fact, I have written one blog post in the last month. There are many reasons for this absence, but most you can probably guess…because the same things are happening in your life too. I’m just…busy. I don’t think it’s a bad thing at all. In fact, it’s a very good thing. My life is full of two happy toddlers and one wonderful husband. My life is full of friendships, family, church, cooking meals, and keeping our home.
I’ve been struggling over my blog for months now. In some ways, I find it very beneficial to my life. It’s a place to document things I’ve tried, to teach others how to do something, or to make friends with similar interests. It’s motivation to keep writing regularly, and to learn the ins and outs of the blogosphere and other forms of social networking. On the other hand, this blog has been detrimental as well. More and more I find myself writing to fill space and putting off the things that are close to my heart. I dread getting on the computer, and grow frustrated at the time it steals from other areas of my life. Finally, if I am going to put so much time and effort into this blog, then I need to see some financial gain. In the last 11 months of blogging, I have spent more than I have earned.
So I am taking a blogging sabbatical. I’ll still be around, and I’m not closing down the blog just yet. I just need to think seriously about where to go from here. I won’t be attempting to write daily as I was throughout the fall, and instead you might see me once a week, or even less. I need to struggle through how to be more authentic as a blogger, and I need to find some ways to make money instead of just saving it. You may, or may not, like the changes I make, but hopefully I’ll be a better person, and a better blogger for it.
Thank you for reading,