I’m putting it out there.
I’m burned out with blogging, already.
Not completely, but I’m headed in that direction. I’ve even fantasized about dropping my blog all together.
Blogging has become such an important part of my life. I’m grateful that I’m writing my stories. I LOVE and appreciate the sweet comments and emails people leave. I look forward to reading other blogs, and I’m getting to know some truly amazing people. I’ve also learned so much from you all.
But! It can be time consuming!
It’s my own fault. I’ve put myself here. And I’m OK with blogging taking up some of my time.
Recently, I’ve been trying to make it more manageable. I now only post three, maybe four times a week. I spend a little time on the computer during the day, but have switched the bulk of my blogging time to after my kids go to bed.
It’s helped; though, now I’m ignoring my husband in the evenings too much! I’ve even missed out on most of my better half’s recent evening superhero movie marathon. Such regrets!
I hope to be blogging for a long time, but I know if I stick with my old ways then that’s not going to happen.
So, here is:
My Official Blogging Manifesto
(otherwise known as “This Is My Plan So Far”)
I will put my priorities in order.
I’ve been slacking off on my personal goals that are truly important to me and will fix this. And, I may even attempt to start reading my book club books again. Everyone in the club will be so shocked!
I will be OK with the time I have to give.
This is a big one for me. I’ve been feeling frustrated that I can’t keep up with visiting blogs and replying as much as I’d like. I want to appreciate the time I do have.
mostly stop looking at stats.
I’ve already started doing this. I don’t want to base the value of my content off of page views. The stories that I love the most aren’t always the most interesting to others, and I’m OK with that.
I won’t compare myself.
At all, ever…hopefully. Sometimes I get a bit overwhelmed by the fabulousness of other bloggers and feel I don’t measure up. But I can appreciate the gifts of others and still be happy with my own strengths.
I’m not sure if this is all translating well, but everything makes perfect random sense in my head. My bottom line is: I want to keep enjoying blogging but be more laid back about it, keep up with my other goals, and drop any of the imaginary pressure I feel.
Grumpy Grateful Mom Goal: Sticking to my manifesto.
Have you ever felt burned out on blogging?
And if not, then how do you help keep balanced?