Friday, November 7, 2008

To Blog or Not to Blog

I've been stuggling—no, "struggling" is too strong a word—let's just say, going back and forth in my mind about whether to cut back on blogging.

I made a commitment to myself when I first started blogging to post every day, excluding weekends. I felt that consistent writing—if you can even call what I do "writing"—would be important for several reasons, the least of which I thought was to build a readership. But, of course, Kind Readers, you now have become my main reason for jumping out of bed at oh dark thirty, putting on the coffee, and getting to the computer before the rest of the household stirs. I imagine a vast army of blogoholics stretching from Maine to SoCal moving sleepily to their computers, impatient for their daily fix of The Mommy Machine. I know, I know, I'm severely lame when it comes to the visualization department, but it's kept me posting regularly, hasn't it? "HASN'T IT?!" she screamed in delirium at the empty screen.

My time for accomplishing anything is limited to before the twins wake up, during their nap, and after they've gone to bed at night. If you're thinking, Good heavens! That's an enormous amount of time, Kim, why haven't you finished your novel and repainted the house yet?, please remember that I also have a husband and two other children whose needs chip away at the chunk of opportunity available to me while the twins are sleeping. And let's not forget my normal To Do list that is a mile long, several home projects that I really must tackle, and a holiday season that is bearing down on me like a plane full of drunk hunters on a pack of Alaskan wolves (some post-election humor for all the PETA members out there). In other words, I'm just like every other mom on the planet!

Anyway, I'm going to slow my blogging down for awhile. Until Christmas, at least. Starting next week, I'm dropping Tuesdays and Thursdays. I need to free up some time, and I know my army of one or two faithful readers will understand. Catch ya back here on Mondays, Wednesdays, and TGIFridays.

Dinner last night: pizza


Kim said...

While I love my blog, I cannot and do not blog every day. When I feel the urge I do.

I have three kids, two dogs, a husband (ok, so he lives 1200 miles away, but he still counts ~ right?), I am the PTA President at the middle school and I have all the stuff that goes along with having one in high school band and choir. I don't have time to think of something to say every day.

Now, mind you, I am a stay at home mom with all the kids in school all day long and I sit with my computer in my lap more than I do anything else. I just can't seem to keep thinking of things to post ~ and I don't stress about it. I really don't think anyone reads anything I write anyway.

So, don't stress about it. Blog when you want to. I read your blog every day, and I will every other day if that is what you choose to do.


glitzen said...

Oh Kim, I will miss it so much! I really do need my fix of Mommy Machine daily, I look forward to it because you are so funny and you post consistently! But, all that said I understand what you are saying. I really will miss it though. Daily. You are the first blog I read, even though I have to scroll by the others on my favorites list, to get to yours. Truly.
So somehow I will have to get through Tuesdays and Thursdays. Pout. (smile and wink)

Kim said...

Thanks, guys! I wish I could promise that with less quantity will come higher quality, but I seriously doubt it. It'll be the same ol' nonsense!

I'm hoping to get back to my regular blogging schedule after Christmas.

Helene said...

Whew, well, I for one, thought you were going to maybe post once a week or something and I was going to convince you that was not nearly enough! I love your always make me laugh!! And of course I feel like we share a common bond...the whole twins thing! So I'd really miss it if you were to stop blogging!

On the flip side, I totally understand where you're coming from. I'm very limited on my computer time as well.

twinmamabee said...

Looking forward to your posts and beautiful pictures M-W-F!

Lana@The Kids Did WHAT?! said...

Whoa... I just saw this post! Don't know how I missed it! (I just skimmed through to see if I missed any others. Nope! I Read em all!)

You blog for you, not your readers! (Just as long as you read *MY* blog everyday... I kid! I kid!)

Whether you blog daily, or weekly, I'm still a fan!!

I can only blog in the morning before my kids wake up. I so hear you on the "time constraint" deal.

Still lovin your blog, no matter how often you post.