I’m sure it’s something that we can all related to and from my tweets this week, it would appear that I’m right.
My main job will always be looking after Olivia and Robyn and to be the best stay-at-home dad that I can possibly be. While tending to their needs will always come first, I am also helping The Positive Teacher Company (our other business) to be a successful career for both me and Rachel. If those two weren’t enough for me to be getting on with, I want my blog to become a successful part-time business that I can work on in between everything else
This is part of the problem, I seem to get so caught up in everything else I’m trying to achieve that I sometimes forget to actually write a blog! Sure, I’ve publish a couple of reviews, what I means is, blogging about the hot topic, about my thoughts, feelings and ideas. Sometimes it feels like my blog has become advertising space. Which isn’t the direction I want it to go in.
I have plenty rolling around my head, a lot of things to say and write about but the one thing I don’t have is the time write it down! I’ll have a idea or get inspiration for a post and think to myself ‘I’ll write about that later’, then later comes and I can’t be bothered to do it because It’s nine thirty in the evening and I’m spent. Does anyone else do this?
I have made a few friends through the blog who I talk to almost everyday (usually on Instagram or Twitter) but it feels like I’m talking to people who I’ve known for years and not actually ‘blogging.’ Does that make sense? It somehow doesn’t feel like work. Work that will move the blog forward. Am I over thinking it? Either way I am lucky to have met some pretty awesome people through the blog, some of whom I now call, friends!
Maybe I’ve been getting it wrong. Maybe blogging isn’t what I think it is? Does It really matter if I’m blogging daily, weekly or even monthly, as long as I’m creating content and sharing it with people. They’ll still engage with it via whichever social media platform it’s on.
I have a real love for Instagram and Twitter and my community is growing through regular interaction. Many of these people I now follow on numerous social media platforms and interact with daily, which is what it’s all about anyway, right? Interacting and talking to people, making the world feel like not such I big and scary place after all. The Facebook is getting a lot more interaction too, although it’s still a channel I struggle some sometimes.
Whether it’s the way I view blogging has changed or my main focus in life has altered, I’m not entirely sure. All I know for sure, I’m not concerned with how many hits my website is getting or how many views my latest posts has had. For me, it’s about interacting with friends and building on that community, not how many times I’ve posted this week/ month. Plus, as long as I’m having fun while doing it, it’s all worth while.
I guess I just wanted to keep you up to date. I may not be as active in terms of writing blog posts but for anyone that likes to keep up with what I’m doing, I am certainly active everywhere else.
Is anyone else like this? Let me know in the comments below.
Categories: Life and Parenting