I desperately miss writing, but I am not ashamed to admit that I am in a bit of a rut. Since Little Boy was born, I have gone completely MIA and have been spending as much free time as possible with my boys. I also work part time from home and my schedule has been so busy with that, I am finding it hard to find the balance of maintaining the blog.
Every day is an inner battle with what I should do with Mommy's Obsessions. Do I close the doors (so to speak)? Do I just let it sit with no activity? Do I dive head first into what I use to do with it? I can't make a decision and honestly it breaks my heart a little bit to think about giving up the blog. I don't want to, but I feel like I'm letting you all down.
Typically this time of year I would be gearing up for a huge blog birthday celebration, we're about to hit 3 years you know! For so many hours, days, months, and years, this blog has been like a child to me. There were days that I did nothing but write. There where days where I was so stressed all I could do was cry. There were days that I was so grateful for having the blog that I was overcome with proudness and gratitude. But these days, I think about the blog and I cringe. I think about the maintenance, the dedication, the sacrifice, and I'm just not sure that my heart is in it any more. So I think, yep, I'm done with the blog. I'm going to shut it down.
But then I think about all of the minutes I spent writing and I think about all of my amazing readers who have stuck by me all these years. I just can't give that up. Can I?
I bet you're laughing right now. "But haven't you already given it up? You've barely done anything with it for nearly 7 months". I know. I know. And while there's nothing I would rather do than spend the time with my family, not a day goes by where I don't think about my beloved blog. I miss it. I miss you guys.
SO where am I going with this? Honestly, I don't even know! I just feel like I owe you all an explanation as to why the heck there have been crickets lately.
I recently had the opportunity to chat with a wonderful woman by the name of Dani who genuinely made me think about my blog. We connected on a buy/sell/trade group and we were chatting about one of my blogging friends and how much we both love her blog. She then said something that gave me the warm fuzzies and made me remember why I have worked my butt off for this blog. Dani- I hope you don't mind me quoting you right now, but your words resinated with me much more than I'm sure you know. The conversation went as follows.
D: "Wait....were/are you Mommy's Craft Obsession?" For those of you who are newer to the blog, that was the blog's name before we had a small make over.
Me: "That's me! Since having Little Boy though I have lost a lot of steam"
D: "Oh my word! I love your blog too! So crazy"
And that's all it took to get me thinking again. Am I ready to give the blog up? I don't think so.
Here's what I do know and can tell you for sure:
- I'm still on the fence about where my heart lies. Keep it up or shut it down. I can't make a decision and I know in my heart that I can't make that decision because I'm not done. I haven't figured out what it is yet, but I know my purpose isn't finished and that Mommy's Obsessions must live on.
- I am however done with flooding this blog with reviews and giveaways. I will no longer be participating in giveaway hops. I will no longer be joining in giveaways that have 701239 bloggers on them with giveaway forms so long you can't even get past the first section of follows before you throw you hands up and say forget it. To be honest, I likely won't be taking on any new reviews again, maybe ever, but we'll see. (That does not go for what Daedra does, just me personally).
- I cannot promise you frequent posts. I may post 3 days in a row and then nothing for a week. I may post one week and then nothing for a month. I just don't know. My top priority is my family, as it should be, and I know you all will agree and understand that.
I love this blog and while I wish I could be the author that I once was, things truly do change once you have subsequent babies.
Another thing you may have noticed is that I changed my Pinterest and Instagram usernames. I feel like those two social media's are more on the personal side (as oppose to Facebook and Twitter) and I want to keep them a little more 'down to Earth' and not so 'business' if you will.
So all that being said, I'm turning the mic over to you guys. What do you want to see me write about? Any ideas for me to play with? I'd love to crank out a new post, that isn't just me babbling, within the next week for you guys! So let's here some ideas, I'm open to anything.
Thanks for listening. XO
Love our posts and giveaways? Please take a second to click the Top Mommy Blogs banner below and vote for us! You can vote once every 24 hours and we would be so grateful if you would!