November 30, 2012

Social Media

After stepping away from my blog and most social media, it became clear to me that if I were to reenter the blogosphere and other outlets, it would have to be in a self-controlled way.  Blogs (and other social media, but I'll just focus on blogs for the sake of writing) affect me in one of two ways.
Sometimes they bring out one of my flaws, which is jealousy.  I find that occasionally I am jealous of the life I read about on other blogs, about their well maintained home, perfect kids, new babies, date nights, fashion, craftiness, or really anything.  Some blogs strike me as places where people brag or blog for money purposes.  While that is fine for them, I don't think I want that kind of influence in my life.  I'm looking for more.
The other ways blogs can affect me is by making me want to improve myself.  They give me ideas of activities for my kids, inspire me to be a better mom or wife, motivate me to get out of my sweat pants, reaffirm my faith, and remind me to be thankful for everyday.  This is where I want to focus my time. After all there is so little free time in my life, I don't want to waste it.
So what does this all mean?  First, I am blogging for me.  I don't care if it is popular or really even if people read it.  I want to write it, and that is all that matters to me.  Also that I want to read the blogs that inspire me or where I feel like I have a connection to the writer.  I want those personal connections.  I am so thankful for the genuine people that I get to meet in the blog world.  I know I have not been reading or commenting on your blogs for a while, but I promise I am trying to make my way back.  Thank you for being patient with  me.        

November 29, 2012

I thought about it

I never thought I'd stop, but recently I debated whether I should just quit writing my blog.  I really thought I might be done.  Then I thought about redesigning it in hopes of regenerating my interest in it. In the end I decided I'm not quitting, and I am happy with how it is (for now).

I'm sorry I've been absent for so long.  I could use the whole big move excuse, and that was part of it.  It was hard transitioning our life to New England, living apart from Pat, and just raising a family with three kids (and three dogs) and all the stuff that comes with that.

I have so much to fill you in on, and I almost don't know where to start.  But I will start.  I've missed writing.  I've missed having an outlet for me to express my feelings. Would you believe me if I said I was currently hiding in my basement trying to sneak a few quiet minutes though?  I totally am.   I have the laptop propped on the washing machine.  Multi-tasking I say.

I hear my baby girl crying while her daddy holds her, so I won't be filling you in yet but I promise updates will come soon.  It may be slow and one at a time, but I hope you will enjoy catching up because I know I'm happy to be back writing.
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