I am finding it really difficult to keep a consistent blog schedule.
I know, I know, it’s just a hobby and I am in charge of how often I blog, but I can’t help but feel a twinge of guilt for not posting as much as I once did. I love the blog world and I am so glad I discovered it. It’s such a great place to “meet” and “chat” with other like-minded people who share similar interests. In my “real world” I don’t have many people around me who enjoy taking pictures of food (ok, I don’t have ANYONE around me who enjoy that!) or who like to exercise as much as I do. So it’s nice to come to my blog and connect with those who do.
When I was living in Georgia on my own for a year, I had a LOT of time to blog. I worked in an office and could even blog at work. Andy and the rest of my family were back in Ohio, so I didn’t really have much else going on besides working and blogging. This allowed me to spend more time coming up with important blog topics that allowed for discussion and debate.
When I decided to move back to Ohio to move in with Andy and be closer to family and friends I thought it would improve my blog by having more exciting material since I would actually have more of a social life. However, I have found it not to be the case. Because I am back home and have more things to do, I am finding it a lot more difficult to carve out blogging time because, well, I am enjoying living my life!
Natural Moments Vs. Real Moments
I am beyond happy being back in Ohio and living with Andy. It’s everyything I wanted and more! We have a great time together. He knows I blog, and respects it, but he did tell me that he’s not a fan of me taking a picture every two seconds. He said he’d much rather have something be a “natural moment” rather than a “forced moment” for a picture on my blog. And that really struck a cord with me. How natural can moments be when you are constantly capturing them on a camera? Are you really living in the moment or are you trying to make the moment look more exciting than it really, truly was by taking a picture?
This is not a post to say I am not going to blog anymore, because I am. I really do enjoy it! It is however a post saying that I am having a much more difficult time than I had thought I would with finding time to blog since I moved back…And I am still trying to find a balance and really not sure how long it will take me to discover that.
If you blog, do you feel you have a balanced blogging schedule? If so, how do you do it?