February 26, 2014

SO WHAT! Wednesday

Life After I DewThis week I'm saying SO WHAT if...

I didn't write a SWW {or any other post for that matter} last week.

Last week I was feeling overwhelmed.  I am bad at time management.  I've had so many people ask me how I fit in x,y, and z and the truth is, I don't know.  I feel like I'm always being pulled in five directions and I have a hard time prioritizing.  James still doesn't take great naps so when he does sleep it's usually in 20-30 minute increments and I have to chose what I need to do during that time.  So I usually try to squeeze in some kind of exercise, eat with both hands, or shower, I have little time for much else.  As much as I'd love to flop down on the couch and crank out a weeks worth of blog posts, I just do not have that kind of time right now.  Not to mention I didn't really have anything to blog about anyway so it kind of worked out.

Last week I had emails stacked up in my inbox from a week prior.  I had comments on this blog that I wanted to respond to but didn't have a chance.  I just felt overwhelmed and rather than put out more content {that I couldn't respond to} I just decided to do the opposite.  It was hard for me to turn the blog off for a week but I think I needed it.

As much as I love to respond to each and every comment I get from my posts {as long as there is a reply email address attached} I simply cannot do that anymore.  If you've been reading for any length of time you have probably heard back from me if you've commented.  I love having that interaction with my readers.  I think that is what blogging is all about, building relationships, not just writing posts for people to read.  I will still try to comment to as many as I can and if you ask a question I will of course give you an answer.  But I'm also not going to beat myself up if I can't respond to every comment that comes in.

My sanity and my family are worth me shutting down part of my online self every once in a while, right?  That's not to say that I'm going to not be posting as much or that this blog is going anywhere, it's not, but I'm going to be more selective about it.  And, so what?!






8 comments :

  1. Good for you :) do what you have to do for you and your own sanity.

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  2. My post was about this same topic yesterday. Sometimes, I feel like the more I gave to something (my blog), the less I feel I am getting back. So I've decided to cut back in certain areas of blogging. It's worth it!

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  3. I feel your pain, Nolan is 10 weeks and will nap and sometimes wont. I want so bad to prioritize time for "me" but there are dishes, laundry, and other thing piling up. God forbid I take the time to shave my legs. Maybe one day :)

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  4. Ahh, the 20 minute nap. I feel you. My little bug slept for an hour and half twice the other day and I didn't even get anything done because I kept checking on her, like why is my baby sleeping so long?! haha

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  5. I think shutting down every once in a while is a good think. Family first, blog second ;-D I like hearing from you but understand when time doesn't allow responses, I don't respond sometimes too.

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  6. I've never been great at personally responding to blog comments. Instead, I try really hard to read all my followers posts and give quality comments to them on their blog. It is easier for me because I actually do enjoy reading other blogs.

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  7. i feel ya mama!!!
    i do hope you take the time to blog your new pretty hair tomorrow though! or at least text it to me!!
    PS. i was so happy last week when i got a SWW post, and then you didn't! so I'm linking now for my single lonely post last week, hope thats okay! ha ha ha.

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  8. Just found your blog hop, super excited to be joining for the first time!

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