Okay, readers, here's the deal..........I've been pondering my blog for quite some time and am just not sure what direction I am about to take. For those of you who are not bloggers, blogging takes quite a bit of time, some posts more than others. There is content to produce, and pictures to edit for use and that can be very time consuming.
I began blogging 7 1/2 years ago and it has been one of the most enjoyable things things of this nature that I have ever done. I've learned so much in these 7 1/2 years and I'm a person that just cannot do something halfway. It's either all or none! By that I mean, I've always tried to be a consistent blogger because I think that is what readers enjoy and it's what I enjoy. My favorite bloggers are those that blog with consistency and don't just fade away for weeks or months at a time.
I'm just not a "if it happens, it happens" sort of gal. Now, I might be better off with my blog if I were. It seems if I am not working on a blog post then I'm thinking about a blog post. I'm constantly on the lookout for blog worthy pictures and then edit them and get them ready to put on my blog. I'm beginning to feel that my blog is a bit overwhelming and I do not do well when I feel overwhelmed in any area of my life. So, what do I do????
Do I quit something that I'm deeply passionate about or do I rethink the way I'm doing it and set up a new consistency routine? I want to master my blog, not my blog master me and I'm afraid that's sort of how I feel right now. So, I'm pondering what is best for me and my time. I want to be a good steward of my time and plain and simple, I feel that I am devoting too much time to my blog.
As I stated previously, I'm an "all or none" sort of gal and I'm not sure that cutting back to less posts, perhaps 1 a week would work for me. But, it may be what I try before just throwing in the towel on 7 1/2 years of investment. I am blessed to have a great audience of non-bloggers that read my blog and when they compliment my blog it is like "icing on a cake" for me. I want my blog to be enjoyed by all who take the time to stop by.
And, of course, I try to be a faithful reader of other blogs, especially those that have become my "blogland" friends. And, guess what, that takes time as well. And, yes, I am at a stage in my life that I have quite a bit of time but again, I want to be a wise user of the time given me. And, not that reading other blogs is wasting time, it is not, it's just that I am afraid that I probably spend too much time doing that as well.
So, here I am, thinking, pondering, praying and hoping to come up with an answer to my dilemma soon. And, just so you know, this is a very small issue in the big scheme of life for sure. But, it's a big part of my life and I want to do what will be best for me and the use of my time. Perhaps I am overthinking the entire situation and need to just "go with the flow." Blog whenever my heart desires, don't fret over it and just let it happen. Sounds simple enough.
But, for now, I'm just going to step away from my blog for a couple of weeks and see how I feel and I will return to let you know what I have decided around the first of March. I feel I owe that to you, my faithful readers. It has always aggravated me terribly when a blogger that I've been following for some time just suddenly disappears, never to be heard of again and I never know what happened. So, I'll return with my decision and in the meantime, know that I love and appreciate you all!