Wednesday, October 17, 2007

My blog... undergoing an identity crisis as I try to reestablish its purpose in life. You'll notice I haven't been writing much lately, and it's not that I don't have much to say. Rather, it's that I haven't had a desire to blog.

So that led me to question what my original intention was in starting to blog. (Actually, hubby started it for me, and then I cruelly took over.) Originally, since our second child was just born, we wanted an easy way to show family and friends pictures of our kiddos and post some family updates. But then the realization that I enjoy writing crept up on me, and I figured I'd have a captive audience on which to unload my thoughts. It became an outlet, as well as a very effective way to make up for the fact that my dislike of the phone is growing in direct proportion to the number of times I've given birth.

However, after two years, I'm realizing things are different now, and I'm wondering if it's even worth it to keep up the intent to blog. (Personally, I figure that a blog that only has a new entry every couple of weeks is probably a hassle to those that are faithful enough to keep checking back for new posts.)

I'm also realizing that I need to cut back on my computer time in general. I've started limiting myself to being on during the kids' naptime, or after their bedtime so as not to cut into my time with them. But even then, I do feel like the combination of reading all the gazillion blogs I'm into, as well as needing to take care of basic computer tasks, is a bit too much. There's definitely a need to cut back somewhere. So should it be my own blog, I wonder?

I do like to write, but there are other avenues for that.

I do like to post pictures, but emailing through Shutterfly would be just as effective.

Please don't take this as whining, or an attempt to fish for compliments. It's neither...just something for me to think about.


Chef Mama said...

This Mama says I think you need some sleep! Pondering such thoughts on lack of sleep is a heavy load. Take all those thoughts and leave them on the nightstand for God. Remember, when you cast your cares on Him, you can't go back & pick them up again, either!

I have an inkling of experience with lack of sleep. hee-hee!

Anonymous said...

I enjoy popping over here to see what write, especially since I do not see you every week anymore.

One thing that has simplified "blogging stuff" for me is to use a reader. All the blogs I try to keep up on I have in my reader, all in one place and I them only pop over if they have updated and I want to comment. I use bloglines. It simplifies things.

I will be sad to see you stop blogging, you have so much to offer. I agree with Chef Mama..try to get some sleep and things look better when you are well rested. (at least better rested), I know because it happens so rarely around here, and when I get a good night sleep, it is AMAZING the difference in how you see things.

Candace said...

It's funny you posted this because I have been pondering the same things concerning my blog. It was originally started for family, but only my friends seem to be the ones reading. That's great and all, but I don't have the time to be terribly interesting in what I write.......soooooooo........we'll see what comes of my blog!

Well, if it's any encouragement, I really enjoy your blog! I would, indeed, miss it.....and as your fellow Mamas would agree, it's okay if you post once every couple of weeks.....we surely understand!

Laura said...

Okay, time to delurk. I found your blog through Kim and really do enjoy reading all that you write about. I was just about to ask you if it would be alright if I put a link to your blog on my blog! So in hopes that that would be okay I agree with the rest of your readers in that you'll keep writing! :)

Stephanie said...

Thanks for your feedback, guys. I won't go anywhere just yet. :)

Laura, welcome, and nice to "meet" you! Of course you may link to my blog; I'm glad you delurked. ;)