So I tried to type up this post a few weeks ago about why I haven't been blogging so much. And, while everything in the post is true, it's only 1/2 the reason that I haven't blogged. I am not sure I can really say why I haven't blogged without digging myself a bit of a hole, but I'm still going to do it. Otherwise, it will be the elephant in the room. Not that YOU likely saw the elephant, but I did and it's bothering me ;).
At different times throughout my time as a blogger I have joined various 'promotion' type blog groups. Essentially, I share a blog post and my blog friends share that post with their friends, and they share their posts with me.
There are a LOT of GREAT things about this set-up. I meet more bloggers, read more blog posts, and maybe even get a few more readers to my blog. Cool beans!
But, after awhile, there are always complaints. The biggest one being, so and so is not sharing a blog post that other people actually want to read...
Now the so and so may not have been me-it was never directed at me-but it still gets you thinking. Why? Well because the next 'group rule' is always that you need to be sure that your post is 'share-able.' That seems fair, I mean you are asking a group of people to share your blog post and if it's not worth reading that is on their shoulders. So, yeah, it should be share-able.
There in lies the problem.
I began kinda over thinking my blog posts. I mean, who wants to read about our little day to day activities. Who wants to read that we made hand-print carrots? So what? Who really wants to read that I spent the day cleaning my house? I pretty much picked apart every single post that I had to write, and didn't write them.
Now, here is where I am likely digging my hole.
Because, I am assuming that at least my own readers want to read those things. And, maybe they really don't. BUT, I look back at my posts and realize that's what I a post about. Why??? Because when you are a homeschooling mom of 4 little ones, you are LUCKY that you cleaned your house!! And, I know it!! So, I share that with the world because-well-other moms of 4 can relate and secretly want to know how you pulled it off so that they can do the same. Is that the kinda post that is share-able with everyone? Maybe not.
I have been thinking a lot lately because I have been missing my little blog over here. I didn't know why, exactly, and I had gotten to the point where I didn't feel I had anything to write :(. It wasn't until today that I put it all together and realized WHY I had nothing to write.
I was so worried about 'pleasing' everyone that I just stopped blogging all together. Yes, there was the part where I had a busy month, but the main thing was that I stopped thinking of things to type because I'd already talked myself into thinking that no one wants to read it.
So there you have it. My elephant. Now, I hope my hole isn't too big. And, hopefully, I will start blogging some more. We've been having a great week of school. I have some 'random' photos to share. I've got some BIG news. And, I've even got a fantastic give away coming!! So, please stay tuned. I promise to stop being so quiet and get back to my regular old 'mom' blogging. And, hopefully it won't be too boring.
Thanks for stopping by!!