Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Blog Crisis

Why do you blog? Why do I blog? Why does anyone blog?

Lots of questions with lots of different answers depending on who is answering the question. There is no black and white to the answer, it's all gray.

I've been debating why I blog a lot here lately. At one time I had a lot of followers and commenters but that has drifted by the wayside. Because of that I've even thought about closing up shop. Apparently I don't have anything to offer anyone anymore... Or do I?

Why do I blog? Well one reason is to have a scrapbook so to say of my life. I mean life is busy and hectic. I'm now approaching the 1 year mark to having my beautiful baby girl and I can't remember her birth story nearly like I did when it happened and I typed it out. I do wish I'd have done it in one post and not 5 or 6 or however many I wound up with, but that's besides the point.

I have the timehop app on my cell phone and I absolutely LOVE when it reminds me of things that happened a year, two years, three years, and beyond ago. I just sit in awe and think, really, has it been that long?

In fact I was talking to Lourie yesterday and we were talking about her daughter's boyfriend. I recalled a past boyfriend and she informed me it wasn't a year ago (like I initially thought) but two years ago. Again, how did that happen?

April of 2013 my world got tipped upside down on it's head and landed with a pretty hard thud, but you know what... I enjoy this life a whole lot better than what was happening prior to that. I don't think I'd have some of the same experiences I had back then... so this blog is a great reminder. There are still days I cry that things happened the way they did but then when I start feeling sorry for myself I remember everything that was going on and bam, I smile. I mean had I not lost my job, I wouldn't be back in school working on my Master's which is something I always wanted to do.

Had I not lost my job I might not have my baby girl... not that work hindered that, so maybe I would have... I guess God is the only one who knows that.

So yes, I tend to think that I might close up shop on this blog and then I can't wait to come back to this place. I know posts have been a little more scattered these last few months, School demanded a lot from me toward the end of the semester. And now it's summer and I sometimes don't realize my day is gone until it's 11pm and I'm laying in bed trying to go to sleep between the baby girl kicking me and the husband snoring. Yes, we co-sleep right now, something I swore I'd never do. I guess I like the taste of crow :(.

So anyway if you've stuck through all the brain splatters I've had through the years. All the joys and trials I've face, I just want to say thank you! And if you're new, please stick around, the best is yet to come!

I don't plan on quitting this blogging gig anytime soon even though some days I think Yes I will. I won't. So thank you for sticking around. I love ya!



8 comments:

  1. I wrote this once, if it posted twice i am sorry (shows me not posted).

    Sometimes i think the same thing and i have a lot less followers than you do.

    I may not always comment because of where i am/what i am doing at the time i read the blog but i read every. single. post. I love your blog. It doesn't feel pretensy like some of the other dailies. It is not full of fluff with a "real" post once a month.

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  2. I have questioned my blog at times too... I took a couple months off this winter because I was sick with my first trimester and I missed it. There are times it is cumbersome, but I feel like I do it for me. I like documenting my pregnancy and I will enjoy documenting my weight loss after I have this baby. Keep it up girl :)

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  3. I know exactly how you feel. My posts are MUCH fewer and far between than they used to be. Life is just SOOOO BUSY!!! Whatever you do will be right for you, but I for one sure do enjoy keeping up with your life, even if I don't always take the time to comment :). Blessings to you my friend!

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  4. I have been having this same feeling for a few months now. I love blogging and I always miss it when I take a small break, but sometimes I just don't have time or I feel like letting it fall by the wayside. But I am still chugging along :)

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  5. I know exactly what you mean. I too have considered quite often recently to close up my blog. Yes I too do not post as often as I should and comments are waaay down too. My family in AZ, OK and AK all read it and tell me they enjoy it but never do they ever ever comment and when I mention that I am considering quitting they all freak out. Saying no you can't do that, how will we know what you are doing? That is irritating but what do you do. I've heard that there is a place online that will print your blog for you - put it in book format. I think I'd like to do that at some point.

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  6. I am totally with you. As you know I've been on a blogging sabbatical. It seems writing and reading have fallen to the side. I've become so busy that there is truly too much to do and so little time. ;) I miss you, I miss reading your blog, I miss keeping in touch. Please know that I think of you daily.

    Love you, Girlfriend! {hugs}

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  7. I have the same feeling!! It has been so hard for me to get post written! I really hope I get back into it!

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  8. Totally 100% get it and feel the same way. Blogging has changed so much since I began it.. a lot because of twitter/pinterest/instagram. Even the "big blogs" don't get comments like they used to, and people tend to go to blogs for different reasons too; yet every time I think about closing up shop, i Just can't do it. I am hoping once my kids are back in school I will get some of my mojo back.

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