The loose schedule we enjoyed this summer has come to an end. We began school this week. They look happy in their pictures above, but I know they’re missing the abundance of free time from the summer months. I miss it too.
But the structure that school offers is good for all of us, especially for me. I knew that with homeschool back in full swing, I had to take a good hard look at where all this blogging was going to fit in or if I had to give it up altogether.
What I love about blogging
- I love the creative outlet that it has given me.
- I love growing and improving in my writing.
- I love the new friends that I have made through this.
- I love the opportunity to help someone by sharing the things that I’ve learned in this life.
But even though this has been a great experience so far, there are things about taking on this additional role of blogger that I don’t like so much.
What I don’t like about blogging
- I don’t like how much time it takes.
- I don’t like feeling distracted.
- I don’t like losing my time in checking social media and comments.
- I don’t like not giving my children my undivided attention because of all of the above.
Can you really be a good mom and a good mommy blogger at the same time?
I had to get a better perspective. I won’t always be a mommy blogger. I suspect that one day, this will all end. But, I will always be a mom. Even when these kids are grown, I will still be their Mommy.
So, when I was drafting our household schedule, I had to include time for blogging in there. I wanted to be purposeful, attending to my main blogging duties during the early morning or evening hours when the children are in bed. If I didn’t include it in the schedule, I would be prone to “blog” throughout the day. And that just can’t happen when I’m trying to homeschool.
Consider this quote from Kevin DeYoung’s book, Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book about a (Really) Big Problem [affiliate link].
“I’ve often had to ask myself, ‘Why am I blogging? Why am I tweeting? Is it for my name and my fame?’ It doesn’t matter how big or small our following; we can turn Facebook and Twitter into outposts for our glory. Or–and this is more my struggle–we can fear what others will think if we don’t show up for hours, days, or weeks. We don’t want to disappoint hundreds or thousands of people we’ve never met, so we work all night and ruin the evening of the few people who depend on us every day.”
If you are a blogger, you may not blog about every moment of your life. But, with or without a blog post to follow, you can live each moment to the fullest without regret.
What does blogging or social media distract you from?
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