One thing I have been reminded of recently is the fact that I’m no superwoman: I have a limited amount of time, energy and other resources just like everyone else. Realizing this fact yet again has made me more determined than ever to do what counts in every area of my life, including blogging.
I’ve been blogging for over three years now, almost two with The Peaceful Mom. I enjoy blogging and I’ve stuck with it because it’s nice to have something permanent in a world where the laundry constantly has to be redone, dinner has to be cooked and the dishes need to be washed again. I enjoy interacting with my readers and with other bloggers, and I like expressing my creativity.
In the past I have been concerned with making money or gaining more readership, and while those goals are great, they may not be what is best for me at this time. Reaching those goals requires a time commitment and that commitment means that I have less time to spend on what matters most in my life: my relationships.
I have come to the conclusion that maintaining my peace and enjoying time with my family are my most important goals at this stage in my life. So while you may not notice a difference in the posts you read, I will approach my blogging differently and I’m sure that my children will notice a difference in their mom.
That’s what will matter in ten years.
I am right there with you!! Once I got preggers with my second son, I slowly started to realize that, while I LOVE to blog, it can consume my life and I don’t want to get “caught up with it” and miss the time with my kids. Like you said, my family is most important to me and I want them to know that. I just found your blog and adore it! Great job!!
Thanks so much Jennie!
Hi! I found you on Pinterest and just had to tell you how great I think your advice for all of us mommy bloggers is! I think we all tend to get side tracked from what should be most important in our life. I have slowly but surely began to make the shift into making sure my priorities stay in order but I still fall off the wagon at times. Thanks for reminding me!
My pleasure Mari. 🙂
MJ from iNeedaPlaydate says
I agree and it is so nice to see someone else write that out. It is so easy (for me) to get swept up in competition or even just the excitement and it is not necessarily what I want to do but feel I have to do. So thanks. And I am a new follower from the blog class.
Thanks MJ! It’s hard for me to remember too, but I am really trying to stick to TRUE priorities rather than getting caught up in what “looks” important. Thanks for coming over from the class. “See” you there tonight!
I agree with your goals. Little ones grow up fast.
Thanks Karen-sometimes I’m a slow learner. 🙂