So its been a while. Well, longer than a while actually.
Every time a long school holiday comes around I make these plans that I’m going to continue blogging through the holidays….. And of course every year I never do.
It’s not like I don’t have anything to blog about, quite the opposite in fact. Of course its during the holidays when most of our fun adventures happen so there is LOADS to write about.
But maybe thats the problem. Too much to write about, not enough time to do it justice.
Then comes the overwhelm.
And thats when I burry my head in the sand.
Usually, as soon as Arthur is back in school and Mark back at work I snap out of it. Jump straight back into blogging.
This time I didn’t. I’m not really sure why.
I love blogging.
Really I do.
I don’t like some of the crap that comes with it though.
To join blog link ups and spend hours reading and commenting on other blogs.
The pressure to then sit and write some deep and meaningful comment and worry if you don’t you may as well not comment at all because it’s then a *thoughtless comment*
Then there’s the pressure I put on myself. Sticking to a constant blogging routine, because if you want to be successful you MUST blog consistently and regularly.
So I make these big plans for myself, I make little blogging schedules and timetables. Then I never fill them. Ever.
I start to hate that I ‘have to get this blog post finished today’. If its a sponsored post, I don’t mind because I feel like that’s productive work. But, *having* to finish a post about a trip I made to the beach or about my kids or whatever, is on reflection ridiculous.
Don’t get me wrong, I know that these systems REALLY work for some people, and clearly they thrive off it and are, as promised often successful.
Pulling my head out of the sand
I’ve decided, I need to give myself a break. Remember, why I started blogging.
- To give my poor brain a bit of exercise after it turned to mush staying at home with kids.
- Enjoy the community that blogging can bring.
- To document and share our lives here in this beautiful country.
- To remember special moments in our kids lives
Everything else is a bonus. I have been lucky enough to write for some fantastic companies and I’d love to do more of that. In the meantime I’m going to focus on really enjoying writing again, and nurturing this rather neglected little blog of mine!! I’m officially pulling my head out of the sand, and here I am, blogging again! When I feel like it, and whatever I want to write about! Hopefully you enjoy it!!
Here’s a, frankly gratuitous, picture of me and the boys with the world’s largest tortoise! He lives on Bird Island where we vistited over the summer break, I do intend on blogging about that at some point….I’m just not going to set a date on it!!