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Sunday, February 1, 2009

One more thing to obsess about

Due to:

-Some difficult days of mommyhood
-Some major sources of stress I'm trying to work out
-The fact that I am trying to get some of my priorities under control, one of which means spending a less time at the computer

My love/hate relationship with Google Reader is back!

I currently have 407 unread messages in my reader.

This does not include recent blogs I've found and have yet to add to my subscriptions.

So for me, this brings up the whole "blogging guilt free" issue again.

Life comes before blogging. It needs to.

Without life, there really is no reason for blogging.

Yet somehow, I struggle with that number. 407 unread posts. Looming over my head.

I worry that my friends in Bloggeritaville are going to give up on me and my blog because I have not been around to read or comment on their blogs.

I wonder how some of the amazing bloggers I read regularly have time to post fabulous things on a daily basis, live the life that provides the fodder for said posts, and still have time to be amazing wives, parents, and have a social life too.

I need re-focus and take a look at my number 3 reason for being MIA in the blogosphere.

Reason three is a good thing. I am re-assessing my life - the things I need to get done, the amount of time I need/want to spend with my family, and realizing that I have been spending WAY too much time on the 'ole laptop and needing to back away a little.

So, bloggy friends, I am committing again to blogging guilt free.

When I have the time, I will visit blogs, comment as I can, and publish my own blog posts.

I need to get back to the basics of why I love blogging.

And I hope you, my bloggie best friends, will stick with me throughout my journey.

6 Fabulous Replies:

Cynthiaa ♥ said...

I wuv you.

I'd never give up on your blog :D

Dana said...
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Dana said...

Yep, I had actually noticed that it seemed like you've been around an awful lot. I'm right there with you.

I'm thinking you should try to set yourself a little piece of the day for blogging/online junk. And the important thing is to set a timer. If you have an hour, for example, write your blog post first if you have something to write, if not read and comment. That way when your time is up you know you have to stop. It also may help relieve some of the guilt since you'll know exactly how much time you're spending with your blogs.

Carol said...

I made myself a rule that I never blog in the daytime unless both kids aren't here and so mostly I do in the evenings so it has cut my time back alot because I don't wanna spend all my evenings blogging. I think it's just a matter of balance.

I also cut back my subscriptions on google reader and only read the blogs I really love.

Krystyn said...

I am with you life first.

However, the only reason I have time is because blogging is free entertainment!!!

MarvelousMOM said...

I get a weird feeling when I see my unread number increasing...sometimes it is just so hard to keep up!