A Wife Loved Like The Church

Top Ten Reasons I Want to Stop Blogging

Posted on: July 26, 2011

Top Ten {Tuesday}Every once in a while, I think about putting my blog on hold. Sometimes, forever. Sometimes, just for a few days. The reasons vary from real life coming first, to not having much to write about. But for the last several days, my blog {and anything internet related} has been pretty far from my mind. Why? Well, I’ve got a list for ya:

1. I’m reading The Help. And by golly, it is a good book. Makes me want to say things like “Law, she done gotten herself prettied up”. Or “I swanee, if I done told you once, I told you a thousand times”.

2. It’s hot. I know, I know, unless you live in the Pacific Northwest, it’s hot. But seriously, I’m breaking a sweat as I type. At ten o’clock at night. In the a/c. With the fan going. Law, help me. That’s pregnancy in Texas. In the summer.

3. I’m being more intentional with Julia. I hate to admit this, but I haven’t been the best mama lately. When Hannah naps, I have Julia have her quiet time. But I know more than anything, she just really wants mama-time. Because of whatever reason, I’ve been holding on to that me-time a little too much. But last week, I started spending half the time with her, then half the time alone {cause we both still need our quiet times}. It’s been really good.

4. I’m reading The Help. Really, you’ve got to read it. And if you grew up in the South, I consider it mandatory.

5. I’m being more intentional with my house. I don’t really like spending an entire day cleaning. For the last two weeks, I’ve been cleaning just a little every day. Sure, things still get overlooked or not cleaned well enough, but surprisingly, my house has stayed in pretty good shape for pretty in such little work. Mama likes.

6. It’s hot. And I don’t like to do anything when I’m hot.

7. I’m getting the girls’ school work in order for the fall. I’m planning out their weeks from now until the end of October. Hoping to start school on August 1. Planning out 12 weeks of schoolwork {with printing out projects and assignments for Julia} is harder than I expected.

8. I’m getting more and more forgetful. And I come up with these fantastic post ideas but them forget them before I can even write them down. Don’t even ask how I’m doing with remembering what we need at the grocery store… oy vey.

9. I’m reading the Help. Ok, ok, I know I’ve mentioned this already. But seriously. So. Good. I haven’t read through a book this fast in a while. Just got it on Saturday and already over halfway finished.

10. Life just gets like this. And I find myself having too much fun making the girls homemade playdough, taking them to the dollar movie and enjoying just being a mama, to think about life outside of that.

What keeps you from blogging? 

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14 Responses to "Top Ten Reasons I Want to Stop Blogging"

I LOVED The Help! I get to go to the pre-release of the movie on Thursday. I’m SO excited!

You know, I’m taking all of August off on my blogs. I’m really looking forward to it.

Try to stay cool!

Oh, I’m a little jealous of your sneak preview.

A whole month? Not gonna lie, but that sounds like a fantastic idea. Kinda liberating. Are y’all traveling somewhere during that time?

Oh, so glad to hear someone else in the blogging world enjoys unplugging for a while to be with their family. 🙂 I know how hard it is to juggle everything. That’s one of the reasons I’m looking forward to our trip to CA next week. While I’m certainly taking my laptop so I can load and publish guest posts and reply to comments, etc… I plan to be unplugged for the most part. I’m happy God gave me the opportunity to take time out for my kids and for myself. I’ve really felt like I need a break. I don’t want to quit blogging, but some days it feels like a full time job…with no earnings, other than the pleasure of encouraging my readers and having grown up conversations with some really great people in the blogging community.

I may have to check out this book you’ve recommended. 🙂 I wonder if they have it on Kindle?

Blessings,
Rosann

I think it has to cross your mind when your are a blogger and know other things are needing your attention. Maybe just a short hiatus would help you get re-energized!

I LOVED The Help, too. Seriously accomplished nothing while reading it.

And blogging? Granted, I just had a baby, but she’s just 3 weeks old, and I think I’ve written about 3 blog posts in the last three months. I blame being hot, too.

Don’t worry, if you take a break, we won’t hold it against you. 🙂

Sometimes you just have to take a break and that is ok! Enjoy your book!

I’ve been toying with not blogging for a while, too. Before my Eating Animals post, the desire was there, but I thought it was just because I was busy. After dealing with the negativity in those comments, every time I think about blogging, I think, “I don’t want to talk to those people.” If I continue blogging, I’m not at all going to focus on stats or readership, but blog when I want to about things that are fun.

The Help is AWESOME. Totally worth multiple points on this list! 🙂

Lack of things to write about and lack of a good schedule keeps me from blogging. I also think of things to write about then forget. I’m trying to come up with a system for this as it happens for many areas in my life. I almost always think of ideas, things we need at the store, people I need to call or email….when driving and there’s no way to really write it down. I’ve thought about calling myself and leaving a message but I’m not sure I can do that. Plus, by the time I find a safe place to stop and get the phone out and headset in I forget…If you take a break we’ll miss you but be here when you return!

Oh my, how I relate. I’ve only been blogging since January and I dont have anything keeping me going like ads (as in nothing is pressuring me to keep up blogging, say 6 times a week). My blog has a few very loyal followers and I’m so very thankful for that. I try to post three times a week but even that’s been lacking lately. I often think of taking a break but for now I just blog when I feel like it. This is supposed to be fun and relaxing and i don’t need to sacrifice family time for that.

I’m with ya all the way Sarah! Keep it all in perspective girl and we’ll do our best to keep our priorities straight together!
Bravo on getting the Fall lined out!

Okay, okay. You twisted my arm! I’ll go read the Help. 🙂

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I do understand where you are coming from. I wish I could keep up on my blog right now, but ever since I found out I am pregnant with our 3rd, I have been so sick and barely able to take care of the house/kids. So I don’t really have a choice but to take a backseat to life right now. And I don’t think anyone blames me as much as I do. I wish I could keep up on things, but right now it’s not in the cards. I think it’s ok to walk away from your blog for as long as you want. It’s your blog! People who love you will still be around to read it when you jump back in! Do things that matter the most to YOU! You are inspiring.

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