Ok, I know what you’re thinking. Um that was over last week.. Yes It was, but I also felt like I wanted to talk to you about a few things before I settled back into a normal writing routine again.
Let’s start way back towards the end of August, I was just starting to get the hang of how this whole blogosphere works and feeling pretty comfortable with a routine, but then I saw Erika post about this “blogtember” thing and 30 days of posts. Since I’m the go big or go home type, I decided “yea let’s do this Sam, you have all the time in the world to write a post a day, it’s game time”. (Yes, I give myself pep talks, you should try it, too! And yes, slightly nuts. Not from the pep talks, from thinking I had all the time in world. Pep talks are totally normal).
Anyway, I was having lots of fun with it at first! I was meeting so many new bloggers, the prompts I could get into, I was learning so much and the kids had gone back to school so the house was pretty quiet anyway. Life was good.
Then something changed. I have no idea when it happened, but it become a stress. My job got busier, fall sports and activities started, and I was sacrificing time with Caleb. I also started to lose interest. I was not alone. I could see it in other bloggers, too. I also really missed reading other blogs. I felt like I was so busy writing I wasn’t getting to read.
I should’ve stopped. I should’ve just done what I wanted. But I didn’t, my brain doesn’t quit things. I swear it’s the product of quitting EVERYTHING humanly possible as a child. So I kept writing. Most of the time it was just fine and I gave more time to my family and job, and then I felt like my writing and posts were lame. Honestly. I was giving you junk.
So here I was, feeling bad because I wasn’t being a good wife, a good mom, or even a good blogger. The first two things that are extremely important to me and the latter a hobby I’ve grown to love. I couldn’t find a balance I was happy with.
I’m sorry. I’m sorry I didn’t stop and go back to my writing about what I want. Something I’m more into and comes out better in writing. I’m sorry I kept going. ….And I’m not. I set a goal, I accomplished it, and I may never do it again…. maybe. Ha. We’ll see what happens next year. But I did it.
Either way, I published 36 posts in 30 days and I’m glad to take a mental break and recoup.
What can you expect now? Well, back to my Monday, Wednesday, and Friday postings (typically at 8:00am Central Time) Unless a few extras pop in there on random days, not random they’re scheduled with specific purposes haha. You can expect more family posts, more recipes (turns out people like my baking and Caleb’s cooking), and more parenting & marriage. Those are pretty big things in our life.
So until next year (or never), goodbye Blogtember! It was nice working with you.
psst! So many of you said you will be sad to not see daily posts. First of all, that is so sweet that you’ve been following along daily! That is amazing and I’m so grateful to have you in my life! Sorry this over then, but rest assured you’ll still get posts and they’ll be even better 🙂 Also, if you have something you want to know about or read about, give me a shout!
Or you can go back and read them all!
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