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There Once was an Ole' Blogger...who Lived in a Shoe...
(Can't believe I couldn't come up with my own poem.Sheesh! I do write poetry fairly well... )
For almost a year now, I've been torn between my love for our sweet blogging community and my love of sharing my heart and the multitude of 'bright ideas' that pop up, unbidden I might add, into this nutty brain of mine...
VS... the love I feel for my hubby, children, family, and community (real life as we call it) not to mention the myriad of responsibilities that come with a large family all heading out into that great adventure called 'life'.. en masse'.
Like the old woman in the shoe, I honestly could not, for the life of me, figure out what to do!?
I was in a bloggy dilemma, if ever there was one! If you have been there, then you know what I'm talking about. Right?
How do you choose between 'returning' comments and typing a post...over spending the morning chatting with a Dear Daughter before work..even if it is time for 'Tuesday Tea'. Why Tuesday...Why Tea? Why linky parties? Many a 'late' post has been due to me making the right choice..
but still, I felt a LOT like Percy when we catch him just waking up on the living room couch. (He knows very well that the couch is off limits! Bad dog!)
These questions have haunted me many a time...and MUST be answered.
I love the idea of a chat with you over a cup of tea...but that's where it stops. I don't have enough china to take it further than that..LoL! But Tuesday is a terrible day for me--Wednesday or Friday would be much better. Why Tuesday? To tell you the truth..I'm not exactly sure.
It's like that story of the young married couple. "Honey, why do you always chop off the end of the ham before you put it in the pan?" asked the young husband.
Wife.."Because MY mother always did, of course! Let's ask Mom about it".
Mom's reply.."Because my pan was too small!"
If YOU had to choose between comments from me..and formal posts vs. few comments...and quick posts from the overflow of daily life or no blog at all...which would you choose?
When I think of the many, many visitors to Comin' Home who 'drop by' and never say a word..an unseen audience of whom I'm acutely aware... It's hard to think of quitting altogether just because I can't 'do it all' or 'do it all perfectly'.
I want to bless you as best I'm able..in the limited time available. Perhaps occasional dribbles and middling comments is better than no blog at all.
For a small little interlude of exactly a week or so...I've been doing just that on Facebook. It's quick..easy..painless..and still...I get to share a little of what pops up in daily life here and it seems to be a blessing to others..however small.
I couldn't help but think.."Why not 'lower my standards' so to speak..and share what I can..however sporadic that might be?" I sent a long email to my very closest bloggy friend 'explaining' my blogging dilemma..and she wisely suggested just exactly that. (Thanks Maria!)
So, IF this works..and I don't sink into the 'black hole' of my own expectations...I will start posting 'mini' versions of what I used to share when the opportunity arises. Think of it as blogging 'Facebook Style'. It certainly seems better than nothing. And I know many of you don't do Facebook.
If it doesn't work..then I will have no choice but to stop. You only go around once after all....and then the kids are grown and gone and it's too late. I can't and WON'T live with that choice. I'm sure you wouldn't either. :o)
I DON'T have the time to do linky parties right now..or keep up a huge blogging community with regular visits all around.Someday I will...just not now. But I CAN pop up a little post now and then.
I will not be posting on a regular schedule...I won't be posting 10 photos or elaborate 'how to's' unless a golden egg of 'time' magically drops in my lap and no one needs me for some reason.(?!) This season of my life simply won't allow it.
But I'll share what I can..when I can.
We've been friends for a long time..and I hate to lose that. :o)
Have you found a 'happy medium' in blogging? I'm sure our readers would love to hear about it. (Not to mention ME of course! LoL!)