I am a blogging slacker.
Really, I go through phases. I have a phase in which I feel like I'm caught up in the blogosphere. In this phase, I'm reading all of my favorite blogs, commenting on lots of different posts, creating at least one or two posts of my own per week, responding to the comments I've received, maintaining and keeping up the friendships I've made, and making new ones.
But in my other phase, I am so far removed from the blogging world. I rarely log onto the computer and check my blog page, much less respond to any comments or keep up with what others are writing. I disappear from Twitter and Facebook, and even more than that, creating a blog post itself seems daunting. I have no topic, nothing to discuss, no experiences to share.
It may or may not be obvious that I am currently in that other phase. I have barely posted over the last couple of weeks. I managed a Five on Friday last week but that was all. And if I'm being completely honest, I forced myself to do that so that I was at least posting something. I attempted to catch up on all my favorite blogs last weekend but knew that I was missing so much by not checking in throughout the week.
It's clear to me that I am a blogging slacker, but the question I'm asking myself today is why and how do I pull myself out of this slump?
Well, as for the why, I believe it has a lot to do with circumstances. Sometimes, I have to let something go and blogging is often the winner of the take a backseat to everything else prize. Which saddens me because of how much I really do enjoy it. My blogging time usually comes after Little Man is asleep and lately, I've chosen sleep over breaking out the laptop.
For how to not be a blogging slacker, I'd love to hear from you. When your time is strapped, what is your blogging approach? How do you stay tuned in but at an arm's length when needed? And when you feel like you have nothing to say, what do you write about? Do you ever think maybe blogging is not for you, after all? How do you pull through a blogging slump? Or is it just a matter of sticking with it until you're through it?
Hope you're having a lovely weekend Friends!
As always, thanks for reading.
October 19, 2013
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