I’ve had some comments and emails asking me what has been going on with me lately. I haven’t been posting as often and I haven’t been leaving hardly any comments at all. So, I thought I should explain.
First of all- I have decided to make this blog mostly a personal blog. That means that you probably won’t be seeing very many paid posts on this blog. If an offer comes along for the right amount of money, I will do the job. But, for the most part I will only be using this blog for fun. So, while I used to post several times a day because of the paid posts I haven’t been doing that lately. (I am still doing it, just primarily on Our Happy Happenings- my meme blog). Another reason you don’t see me posting here as much is that I’m doing more posting on Our Crafts ~N~ Things. I used to only post there maybe a couple of times a week but Hailey has really started to enjoy doing crafts and we’ve been doing them everyday. So, I have a lot more crafts to share and have been posting there almost everyday.
As far as my commenting goes- I have started to put things into perspective. The reason I started my blog was to keep track of what we were up to. And to keep our family and friends up to date. Somewhere along the line I got obsessed with trying to get a lot of comments on my blog. And in order to get a lot of comments, you have to leave a lot of comments and it can get time consuming. There have been nights I have stayed up well past midnight trying to catch up on commenting back to everyone who left me a comment. And you know what? I can’t do it anymore.
Bloggy friends have come and gone over the last year and a half that I have been blogging. Some people that I thought I just had to visit everyday (people I don’t even know) have stopped blogging. I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately- the chances that people who comment on my posts today will still be visiting my blog in a year are pretty slim. Some of you will still be around, but for the most part it seems like people generally move on.
All of that to say this- in 10 years it won’t really matter if I read your blog or left you a comment. What will matter is that I was there for Hailey to read her a book or to build a tower with her. She’s the one who matters and time is going by way too fast for me to spend precious moments in front of my computer that could be spent with her.
I will still be blogging, but for the reason I started to begin with- because I want to. And of course I still love to get comments, so please still leave me comments. And I will still leave you comments because I enjoy reading your blogs and seeing what you and your families are up to- many of you I consider to be my friends. But, I have already been cutting way back and I won’t be commenting everyday anymore. If I have time while Hailey is napping or after she goes to bed I’ll be by to visit. But, if not- I won’t- and I hope you understand.
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