So, I ended up having more of a blogging break than I indended over Christmas. I initially thought I would cut down a lot, still write a few posts but the few weeks before Christmas day were so busy getting the last Christmas presents, the house sorted out for the big day and other bits and bobs that I can’t even remember now that I just didn’t have the time or energy to write or link up with anyone.
I had been hoping to get a few posts drafted over Christmas and sort out a few things on my blog but this didn’t happen. Even when we had a week away at Coombe Mill, Cornwall (hoping to do a post on this soon!) I was planning on getting some stuff done for my blog but again we were busy every day there and the children weren’t settling very well in the evening.
Of course the pressure to blog only comes from me, and mostly I do really enjoy doing it, but there are also the times when I wonder why I am doing it, what’s the point, does anyone read it. Then I remember why I started blogging in the first place, to record memories of the children.
However, it has been really nice to have this break from blogging although I have missed the community and reading all the other blogs too. It was starting to take over my life a bit and I could do with working out what I want to do with my blog.
In November I was spending every evening writing a post, linking up and commenting and therefore not getting much else done. I don’t want to fall into this pattern again, but it is very addictive so this is something I need to think about in the coming weeks.
I’d like to start reading books again, having a relaxing bath in the evening, maybe start doing some crafty thing! I do love blogging but I don’t want it to take over the little ‘me’ time I do have. It’s so difficult to get the right balance.
I have a few ideas for my blog that I need to spend some time thinking about but as we are back into the nursery school routine next week there will be more time. I’m hoping then to decide on a few things and work out how to get the balance right going forward.
Have you worked out a blogging/work/life balance yet?