I feel like I am getting in a funk when it comes to discussion posts. (I’m in a funk with everything, but that’s a discussion for another day.) Maybe because I had an influx of ideas and shoved on you all in the same month? *shrug* WHO KNOWS. But it’s been hard thinking about what, if anything, I wanted to talk about. And then, it hit me.
Two things sparked this post. ONE — I saw a post about HOW TO BE A GOOD BLOGGER. (Okay. That’s a lie because, that’s not the title of the post but PREACH IT SISTER.) It’s how I interpreted the post – and it really got me thinking about TIME, how much of it I have to dedicate to blogging/reading and how that affects my blog.
And TWO — I’ve been thinking about this a lot since Jessica and I are creating schedules to hold each other accountable when it comes to ALL THE THINGS blogging. In any case — more on this in another day, too.
This post I read was mainly about commenting, being active on social media, sharing pictures… I mean, everything. I will agree to the point that it’s IMPORTANT to have a presence, somewhere, because with how large the community IS and how much it continues to grow, it’s easy to be forgotten. But, I just.don’t.have.the.time.
I pride myself in how well I juggle my home life, work and my blog. But as most of you know, this time of year is INSANE at work — with me working 50-60+ hours a week. Then there’s band, lacrosse, the kids IN GENERAL not to mention, spending quality time with my husband and time for myself. It’s A LOT. And typically, I handle all of it really well. Add in the book marks that I am now selling, it’s A LOT more. (Oh yes, and don’t forget my fantasy football league!)
Sometimes, I envy those people who don’t… have a lot of other things in their life going on that they have to take care of and can spend COUNTLESS hours reading and blogging. I believe that is great. And those individuals have time to get themselves out there and really create a name for themselves. Me?
Ain’t no one got time for that.
But you know what? I am OKAY with that. Yes, it bums me out that my stats decrease when I am less “active” on other blogs, (which is frustrating, because I am still posting content regularly and your visit to someone’s blog should not be based on how often they visit you. Again, topic for another day.) It bums me out that I can’t spend a lot of time chatting with my bookish peeps, especially since quite a few I consider my best friends. But I love my life. I am happy with my life. And I do a great job and handling everything that I do — I shouldn’t feel BAD about that.
And I don’t.
Anyway. My point is? I am busy. So while I may not be on Twitter all the time, I may take days or weeks to comment back — I am still here. And NO ONE should feel obligated or feel pressured into doing something because it’s what other people are doing or what works for other people.
Tonyalee is an avid reader, gym junkie, coffee addicted workaholic and blogger. Be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram for random shenanigans.