Tuesday, February 12, 2013
- where is this little blog is headed -
So, if you haven't noticed...I haven't been around here much lately. I can't exactly figure out what has changed in the past year or so, other than the fact that my little one is growing up...and just takes it out of me these days. I'm telling you, this age is amazing for so many reasons...but so exhausting for so many reasons! By the time I finally get her wrestled into her bed, and by the time her eyes are finally shut for the night, I don't have much left in me to do things like blog. Honestly, I would rather sit on the couch with the hubs and do things that require less creativity and wit, like catching up on IG, or reading other's blogs (don't worry friends, I am still out there reading and catching up on your blogs!!! Every single one of them!)
Recently, when I started to look back and realized that at this point, I am only posting maybe twice a week, if even that, I started to stress out. My number of followers hasn't increased in over two months, because I just don't have time to participate in any sort of blog hops or giveaways. It's so hard not to get caught up in the blog world...in counting your followers, in forcing yourself to post daily.
But let me just be honest, I don't have the time to get caught up in that world right now. So that's when I had to stop to think where I wanted this little blog to be heading. And I had to stop to remind myself, that back when I started this blog, it was about recording the moments in our life. About capturing cute stories about the things Ellie did or said, or post the pictures of our fun times, or, to even remember the hard challenging times. But somewhere along the way, this little blog brought me even more than that...I started to meet some AMAZING friends. People who were in the exact place in their lives as I was. People whom I have never met in person (well except this one awesome blogger friend that I was just destined to meet!), but yet, I still feel so close to them. So then, this little blog started becoming a way to catch up with those friends. To keep them in the loop about what we have been up to, while continuing to read what they have been up to...
...and then came Instagram...where I could keep up with these amazing people, but in a much quicker, daily way. And hence, my blog posts starting coming few and far between. And every once in awhile, when I look at how much my stats have dropped, or when I notice that yet one more follower has "un followed" my blog, it stresses me out....for just a second. And then I realize that really, that's not what my little blog is all about.
I will continue posting here, when I have things to say (which actually is quite often...if you could read every single blog post that currently resides in my head, you would be amazed!). But for now, the pressure to post with any sort of regularity is off. I will continue to catch up on your blogs, and I will be here, at this little blog, weekly...but I can't promise you a post every day...or even a post every other day...I can't promise you anything, other than the fact that this little blog will go back to what it was intended to be when I first started it. My outlet when I have things to say, my record keeper when I have moments I don't ever want to forget, and my photo album when I have pictures that can tell the story of our lives.
Thank you to all of you who have stuck with me...who continue to visit this little blog, even though my posts are lacking these days. It is you guys that I really care about. It is you guys that I want to share my stories with. It is you guys that I love so much!!