I have blogged for almost two years. And I'm going through a bit of a slump. Content-wise, or the urge to post, I'm doing okay with. I still post at least once a week and I still enjoy putting posts together. It's the following that I've been struggling with.
Can I confess something to you all?
I've been avoiding my Blogger feed. It gives me anxiety. I start to scroll through it and see all the posts I should be commenting on, and my mind starts thinking on how long that's gonna take, and I hit the exit button and run the other way. I feel terrible!
Blogging and blog following is about building relationships with people. And I feel horrible when I know I'm missing posts from ppl that I've followed regularly for awhile. I could be missing important stuff and that's not cool. It's also not cool to expect people to come visit me when I'm slowly growing more sporadic at visiting back. (geez, I feel like a shmuck even admitting that)
I could list all the excuses: Time, gone, poof, evaporated like cotton candy in a warm mouth. Full-time job. One kidlet. A house that does not clean itself. Limited time in which to write at night.
Except many of you all have that too, and more, and yet here you are, still faithfully interacting online. All I can say is I'm sorry. I'm going to try and get better! I've thought about taking a break, but I don't feel like I'm quite there yet, so I'm gonna struggle on. If you're one of those who haven't seen me hanging out at your place quite as often as usual, my sincere apologies.
Though I will say if your blog has a follow by email feature, plz let me know in the comments! I find it much easier (and less anxiety inducing) to click on a link in an email to read a post. And seeing it in my inbox reminds me that I need to go visit. You will totally be doing me a favor by letting me know.
Okay, so here's to everyone having a fantastic Friday tomorrow, and then an even more fantastic weekend!