Today, during nap time when my house was still and quiet, (I’ve been pretty good at getting both kids to nap at the same time. Booyah.) I spent some time thinking about my blog. What it’s doing here, why I blog in the first place, where it’s going, what my purpose is with this thing and what direction I’m currently taking it.
I don’t spend a ton of time blogging, but I do spend a good chunk. I blog for an outlet, as a way to express myself, because I love writing, to perserve memories and journal my life at this moment and so much more. To help others in any way ( a lot of which are unknown) encourage, help other moms relate, give an idea to someone, and more. I like too keep friends and family up to date with what we’re up too and I know my family likes seeing pictures of the boys. I also love the community, getting advice/tips from you.. and more and more and more!
I’m currently trying to figure out what to do about my job and where to work/if to work/when to work (so much goes into those things when you have two kids!) and that also makes me think about this blog. I ask myself questions, like do I want to put more effort into it or do I want to try and blog more frequently and with more/better content? Do I want to, simply, try harder and see where it goes? (Let’s face it, a lot of times I ramble a bunch and then push publish without even proof reading.) Do I want to blog less but with more substantial material? Do I want to just keep doin’ what I’m doin’ and print this book so I’ll have a journal of sorts for my kids?
One of the things I’ve really been working on is consistency. If you’ve been a regular reader here for a while, you might notice that some weeks I blog once or twice a day and then other weeks I blog a few times during the whole week. If you’re trying to grow your blog, that’s not really the best thing to do. 😉
This summer, while my husband is home and I have more time, my goal is/was to blog 1-2 a day and see where it lead me. I’m still trying to do that, but I haven’t decided yet, if it’s worth it or if I want to keep up with it, and if it’s going to bring me anywhere.
I also think about, what does GOD want me to do with my blog? Yes, God does care about a silly little thing called a blog. (Right, God?!) I have always prayed and still to this day think and believe, that if this blog interferes at all with my family, then I don’t want it to be successful. Like, if I spend time blogging instead of playing with my kids or if I blog when I should be hanging out with my husband of if I ever were to put my blog first before my family, then I don’t want it to work. If that makes any sense.
And, I have prayed about the direction of it and I feel like I get mixed messages. Or, perhaps and probably most true, I’m not seeing it the right way. Sometimes I feel like I should go for it and blog 1-2/day and see where it takes me and other times I feel like shutting down my blog for good.
I love love looking back on my blog and seeing posts and pictures I have of my children and seeing what I was thinking, feeling and doing. That also makes me think — I need to get this blog published into my own little book now so I have something to keep with me. I feel like the internet or computer could die at any moment but if I have a hard copy book I can keep it with me forever and always have those journal entries.
Anyways, that’s a lot more than I planned on sharing with you today, but those are just all my thoughts that sort of spilled out! Yikes! I didn’t know I had so much to say about it. Ha.
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pssst. – thanks for reading. love you guys.