You’ve read them a thousand times. I’m even guilty of writing a few myself.
“I’m sorry I haven’t posted much this week. Life has just been so busy.”
“I can’t believe it’s Friday and I haven’t posted since Monday!”
“My blog is so neglected.”
We need to stop the apology posts!
I’ll be the first to admit that blogging can become a bit narcissistic if we let it.
Who do I think I am, anyway? Are my readers really waiting at their computer screens every morning for my most recent rant? I seriously doubt it.
Do they really have the time to read my posts every.single.day?
Does my not being here for a few days really call for an apology?
News flash: I’m not that important.
For some reason, posting once or twice a week isn’t enough. If we only post once, our bloggy guilt sets in and we start making apologies via social media or hitting publish on a lame “I’m still here” type post with no substance.
I know the feeling. I’ve been there a thousand times.
I see other posts come through my email feeds as glaring reminders that I’m not keeping up and the comparison monster steals my focus.
I let myself fall into the pit of an overabundance of blogging advice and numbers watching. I feel pressured to produce and I listen to the lie that something is better than nothing.
I’m not falling into this trap anymore.
I love blogging and I treasure the community! Those of you who read this blog? You are the cream in my coffee and I want to talk to you everyday!
But, I want to write when I have something to say and I only want to hit publish on posts I feel good about. That’s not to say that everything I publish is quality, but at least I’ll know I tried. I want to know I put my heart and soul into it and it wasn’t just fluff to keep up with a daily post schedule.
I have lots of blog post ideas stirring in my content calendar. Heck, I even told all of you how to plan one year of blog post ideas!
Yet, every time I sit down to write lately, I’m interrupted by something or someone. Having lots of ideas is one thing, but finding the time to turn those ideas into actual posts? That’s a different story!
You know the drill. Everything else comes first. Life’s demands are calling and mom is the only one who’s answering.
At the end of the day, I don’t get to the blog.
I post less.
And surprisingly, the world keeps turning.
I wear many other hats during the day and blogging is just one of them. I know it’s the same for you too!
In my real life world of homeschooling, raising a teenager, and helping my husband run a business, this blog takes a back seat.
I wish my blog held up more against the demands of other things in life, but the reality is it’s still a work in progress. It doesn’t pay the bills. It doesn’t clean my house, rotate the laundry, or cook the dinner.
If I’m not here, it’s because my focus and heart is needed elsewhere.
What’s to apologize for in that?
It’s a blessing to have kids that need me, a husband who depends on me, and many other hats throughout the day.
It’s a full life and I we should all stop apologizing for living it.
Speaking of not being able to post every day, I’m over at Homeschool Blogging talking about how you can get more from blogging by posting less! I’m thrilled to announce that I’m joining the awesome team of contributors there (squeeee!!!) and I’d love it if you came over and took a look around!