November 6, 2008 7:00 am
My sister-in-law is coming to visit on Thursday and staying for a long weekend. While I love her company, this trip is a bit of a conundrum since she doesn’t know about my blog. Awhile back, I mentioned starting a blog and she scoffed at me so I’ve never brought it up again. She has a busy life as an accountant with two not yet driving kids who she shuffles back and forth to activities and the thought of blogging seems like a waste of time to her. I get it, it’s not for everyone. Believe me, I spend a lot of time in the blogosphere and sometimes I think some of it could be better spent elsewhere. Like cleaning my bathroom or doing laundry, things that get ignored when you guys put up a new blog post. I’ve said before that I don’t write when my kids are awake so I spend my nights writing my posts and trying to catch up on my reader. Right now I’m drowning in HASAY, I love doing it but I’m definitely feeling the pressure to keep up.
I signed up for NaBloPoMo this month since I tend to post once a day and it didn’t seem like much of a challenge. Why not get a shiny banner for something I’m doing already? The problem lies in the fact that with my SIL here and my blogging incognito, I won’t be able to sneak away to think up witty topics to share with you. Or keep up with your posts, or heckle your HASAY butts into keeping with the program. See what I’m getting at? So it’s Monday night, election eve and I’m trying to write my posts for the rest of the week so that I can enjoy myself when my SIL is in town.
Tonight, I had an email talk with Steenky Bee about managing blogging and life. I find myself enjoying blogging less than I did just a few short months ago. I think it’s the pressure to keep up, to make everyone whose sites I read know that I appreciate them and I am reading. I feel pressured to keep posting daily when I have family in town and can’t really do “live” posts. I just reread this paragraph and it sounded a lot like whining. I don’t mean to whine, really. I love blogging but I’m just not sure how to find balance. I’m curious, how do you guys handle blogging and family? Have you ever found that you’re in too deep?