i've been thinking a lot about this blog and where i'd like to see it go. in the same sense, i'm battling myself because for so long i would tease my husband about spending too much time online and now here i am, doing the exact same thing. i may justify my time spent by saying it's work, and it is...a lot of work...but if i'm not making any money off of it or if it's not benefiting my family in some way than it's not work, it's play.
this blog is a sort of creative outlet for me where i can post about things going on in our lives, fun projects we're doing, and talk about kiddo things. it's important for me that i have that because where we're living now, i have no friends. i NEED someone to talk to! so by starting this blog, i have been able to make some more like-minded friends.
i'm craving more in-person contact. to have more in-person contact, i need to have less online-time. i've been thinking a lot and i think that taking a break (not necessarily a permanent one) from the internet in general (this includes facebook, pinterest, twitter, etc.) for awhile would do me and my family a lot of good. i'd like to see myself spending more time doing hands-on crafts and projects around the house, more time playing, more time spent with my husband, more time DOING instead of sitting and typing, eyes glued to a screen.
i don't think this blog is done forever. honestly, it's really fun but maybe for me it will always just be a fun thing to do instead of being my "job." maybe that means taking away my weekly features. maybe i will just post sporadically, instead of feeling like i have to have a "makin' it" post done every monday, or a wordless, picture-filled post on wednesdays. i'll just post as i please. if that means i lose readers? then that's ok with me. because i will be looking for fulfillment in other areas of my life, not on whether or not my blog is growing and gaining readers.
i'm not knocking on other bloggers at all. ones who do this for a living i mean. it's a lot of work and i give them tons of credit! i think that for me personally, it's just become a little overwhelming. there is also a lot going on in my real-life right now and i feel that blogging just needs to take a backseat to it all.
this post is pretty rambly and i apologize. i just have a lot running through my head about where i see myself now and down the road and right now i'm just not sure that this is it.
i will be back tomorrow with a wordless wednesday post but after that, who knows. as i said, i likely won't be gone for good. we'll just have to wait and see where it goes from here.
thank you for understanding. i sincerely hope i didn't offend those who work extremely hard on their blogs and it IS their job. please understand that i'm only speaking of my personal opinion. what works for you might not work for me and vice versa. everyone is different - it's what makes this world interesting.