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Hi Strangers! I'm back :)
You guys, I know it's been way too long since my last post! With some family matters to tend to and the whirlwind of summer (plus the loss of my computer, dead hard drive and all...I'm still grieving), it's been nearly impossible for me to sit down for a moment and blog! With that said, I'm trying to make my way back to some regular posting and offer up some tidbits into my life, mommyhood, authorship & everything in between.
In my defense, I will let you know, blogging isn't easy. I don't care how many other blogs you see that say it's easy, it makes you money, & it's free! LIES. Maybe it gets easier, and yes many bloggers make money (not me - well not yet), and eventually is free (after startup costs and income generation), but as a newbie I beg to differ with these claims. Putting aside costs and making money via a blog - the real challenge is TIME! I'm sure many of you are just like me, you have commentary in your head constantly as a part of daily life. We analyze the world around us, we think about what we are doing on a daily basis and evaluate choices, pass judgements on ourselves and others, read the news, scan social media, all thought producing actions (plus many more!) This all makes for blog material, after all a blog is just inner thoughts put on a social media platform intended for whoever is willing to read it! The catch I find is TIME. It's not just enough to put words on a page and call it a day, upload and publish, you're done.
It's just not that easy.
There's proofreading, editing, deleting entire posts and starting again, taking photos, editing and uploading photos, deciding on photo placement, then draft review and working out all the kinks of the post, then finally PUBLISH.
Try doing all that...with this going on.
For the many mommy bloggers out there who successfully carve out blogging time, or have children that generally cooperate when they want to get some "work" done I applaud you, I'm totally jealous of you, and at the same time am inspired by you! My kids can be quietly watching a cartoon, reading books, playing with toys, but the second I sit in front of my computer it triggers some kind of emergency mode - they MUST eat everything in site, they MUST start a round of WWE in the living room, or they just HAVE to be at my side clinging to my every move. So blogging (which I really do enjoy doing) has become quite a challenge. BUT I don't back down from challenges and honestly, even if no one ends up reading my blog, there is a catharsis that I get from this. Blogging offers me an outlet for sometimes the overwhelming amount of inner thoughts and ramblings I have going on in my head. I whole heartedly admit I am a crazy mom of three trying to make sense of where I am in life and where I'm going - I need all the outlets I can find! My latest coffee mug really says it all :)
So I hope you'll forgive my blog suckiness - it's a work in progress, and I sure hope you'll stick around for the ride!
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