Friday, July 16, 2010
Why I’m Not Blogging Every Day
When I started blogging last December, I figured I’d do it five days a week. As much as I love to write, blogging every day would be a luxury and a breeze. Right?
Well, for sure it’s a luxury. I’ve come to love blogging – and the people I’ve met through blogging – more than I’d ever imagine. I wasn’t supposed to get hooked. But I did.
Which brings me to my next point. Blogging five days a week takes time. Some weeks, it’s more time than I have!
Usually, I blog in the evenings. I kid you not, it’s not unusual for me to put my kids to bed while I’m drafting content, reading comments, or commenting on other blogs (laptop in hand)! I’ve had to ask myself, “Is this any way for a mother to spend the summer with her children?”
So, reluctantly, I’m going to cut back a bit. At least for the summer. I’m kicking and screaming, but even I know when I’ve reached my limit.
My plan? I’m still going to blog three days a week, probably Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. (And, now that I’m savvy to the blogging world, I’ve noticed that many dedicated bloggers have adopted this same schedule.)
Yes, we all make time for things that are important. And, for me, blogging is just one of them.
Have you had to adjust your priorities lately? And how do you make time for the people you love and the God who constantly redeems us, busy schedules and all?
Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. - Colossians 3:23 NLT