Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Truth.

I used to be such a good blogger. I posted every day, never ran out of post ideas and commented on as many blogs as I could.

Now that I have four kids, it has all gone downhill. The truth is, I'm busy. My kids and husband are my priorities and my writing is way up there too. Between soccer games, dance class, scouts, sick kids, a clingy baby, and trying to squeeze in a little writing, it's become really clear that I need to cut things out. And blogging is one of the things I've stopped doing as often.

I've missed you guys. A lot. I feel awful that I haven't been able to keep up with commenting on and visiting blogs.  I'm sure everyone else is super busy too, but I can't stay sane enough to do everything I want to do.

Anyway, I'm sorry I've been out of the loop. I've made it a goal to keep up on blogging, so I'm going to post once a week for now. On Fridays.

My Friday posts will be called: Things I'm loving this week. :) Whether it be the weather, writing, what I'm reading, whatever. It will at least be something. :)

I'll still do random spotlights on book deals and/or friends signing with agents, and other awesome announcements, but for now, Friday's will be my only scheduled posts. Thanks for sticking around even though I'm sporadic at best. And if you want to keep up with me, I'm on Twitter and Facebook more than bloggy land. :)

13 comments:

Emily R. King said...

I've been feeling the same way about my blogging. I'm glad you're sticking with it! I am too. :)

Jessie Humphries said...

Maybe we should all declare that all the cool bloggers will only post once a week!? haha.

Kate said...

You're very smart to take a step back and realize that you can only do so much. It's better to do something well than to burn yourself out!

Julie Luek said...

Life comes first, always-- especially those kiddos. I don't know how you all with small ones even attempt to do this. I couldn't have even five years ago. I agree with Kate-- you're smart to take a step back and keep your priorities. We miss you, but will enjoy when you're able to post.

And I could second Jesse's idea! I think I'm down to almost 2/week anyway.

Peggy Eddleman said...

I am right there with you, sister. I'm sure we all understand!

ilima said...

I think after A to Z I may join you. Can you say burn out? :)

Samantha May said...

I can't even imagine how busy you are! Don't worry though! You're Friday posts will be THE place to be :)

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Jenny S. Morris said...

I understand and know where your coming from. :0)

Nick Wilford said...

I'll be around. One post a week is still great going!

Mark Koopmans said...

Oh how I sooooo know how you feel... in fact, two posts ago I wrote the same thing (only you've one more munchkin than we do :)

Life is crazy fun, but to stop going crazy, we all need to prioritize :)

Good luck :)

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I can't imagine how hard it is to keep up with little kids. Mine are all twelve and up and I get overwhelmed!

And I am doing the once a week post also...well, once a week plus one guest post if someone has a book promo need.

Alexandra Lanc said...

Don't feel bad! Writing is hard enough to keep up with, let alone kids and a husband, things that are a little bit more important than blogging. I too have done less lately than before, and I feel bad, but...life is hectic. :)

Best,

Alexandra~

Michelle Davidson Argyle said...

Blogging goes in cycles for people, I've noticed. I'm glad you'll still be blogging regularly!