So… I’ve been debating. Do I want to return to blogging? I can’t honestly say that I have the answer to that 100% figured out. I enjoyed it for the most part however, if I’m being honest, it’s a lot of work. More so that you would ever think! And I’m writing an itty-bitty-hardly-anyone-knows-it-exists blog! I can’t honestly even begin to imagine the kind of work that goes into blogs like Young House Love (one of my faves, btw). While some could argue that Sherry & John (from YHL) blog for a living (which they do) they also have a kiddo running around. AND, they’re DIYing enormous projects! I’m lucky to get a tiny craft project done. Let’s face it. We’re busy. Or, at least, 99% of us are. If you’re part of that 1%, you’re doing something seriously wrong. There is absolutely no excuse to be bored these days! So, like I was saying… blogging takes a lot of work. My original reason for blogging was because I was bored at my job. But, I’ve been at a new job now for over a year and I’m no longer bored. I thought I might try to make a tiny bit of spare change by offering ad space on my blog but honestly, I think that’s going to make for more work – and I quit blogging because of the amount of time it was taking me.
While I know that the argument could be made that I can always blog sporadically I just don’t think I can do it. I’m pretty OCD. I live and die by a schedule (or so it seems). I don’t do things all willy nilly. I need a PLAN. I need an OUTLINE. Strange as it seems, blogging “when and if I feel like it” would actually cause me more stress then blogging 5 days a week.
Am I coming back? I don’t know. Part of me misses blogging and wants to recommit but there is definitely a voice in the back of my head saying that I’ll be burned out again in a few weeks. I don’t want to do things in half measures. Either I’m going to blog, or I’m not. Simple as that.
Anyone care to weigh in with any words of wisdom here?
Sidenote: funnily enough, I wrote everything before this sentence I drafted back on September 24, 2013… I obviously haven’t had either the time or the desire (or both) to get back into blogging. And then something funny happened. I got featured on another blog just this week (you can see that here). Honestly I have no idea how the author found me considering I haven’t blogged since July but I digress. So here’s the thing… that ONE feature post gave me more blog views in a single day then I’ve had in the entirety of my blog to date. How crazy is that? I’d be lying if I told you that I’m not excited about that. So… now I’m back to considering blogging again. What do you think???