Saturday, February 19, 2011
Where To Go From Here?
Just doing a little thinking out loud .... before I spend some time thinking and praying before the Lord. I was moved by a friend I've met through blogging who is seriously thinking about stepping away from her blog permanently, or for such a time as this. Lately, I'm wondering if a blog hiatus is something the Lord's impressing upon my heart.
A little over a year ago, I started off having a journaling blog where I was recording the events of my days as a stay-at-home mom. Then mainly for reasons that it was hard to keep up with, I opened up my blog to random posts to see where it would go from there. This was going fine and I had a lot of fun as I found several new blogs that had weekly link ups. I ended up finding several that I began to participate in and my weekly posts now consist mostly of those. It is starting to feel a bit hard to keep up with all of them. Mainly, I have found it hard to get back to doing some personal posts and those have always been something I want to keep doing as it has been such good times of personal reflection for me. It is in those posts that I am taking time to reflect on what the Lord has been showing me and then sharing about it.
Just to help me get a handle on where I'm at with blogging, I made a little list of what I'm trying to keep up with on a weekly basis.
Monday: Nothing scheduled
Tuesday: Tiny Talk Tuesdays link-up
Wednesday: Nothing scheduled but would love to participate in Wordless Wednesday at Internet Cafe.
Thursday: Nothing scheduled
Friday: We Like to Play and Tot School post where I link up to Weekly Wrap Up, We Play, Show & Tell, Play Academy and Monkey Doodles
Also on Friday: Daddy Time Friday
Saturday: What we are reading where I link up to Kid Konnection, Little Sprout Books and Mouse Grows/Mouse Learns
Sunday: (do linking up at Tot School)
With all the link-ups, I always try to visit several different blogs and share a comment. I have also tried very hard to visit the blogs that are new visitors to mine and sharing something as well. Over time, I have grown a collection of my favorite blogs where I make a point to follow regularly and share on them as well. After getting this all in front of me on paper, I know in my heart something does need to change. I really want to avoid feeling burned out which I have a bit lately. I also don't like that I've not left much time (or energy) for my personal posts...especially because those are the posts that I like to take more time with. (For those of you following, you'll know I haven't posted my "marriage post" yet which has been percolating inside of me for weeks now.)
All this to say......I am not sure where I'm heading next but after this week I hope to know more.