Why I’m Struggling To Blog

The frequency of my blogging has decreased.  That’s no secret.  I used to be a religious Monday through Friday blogger, and for the past couple of months, it’s been a post or two a week.  It’s not that I don’t want to blog; I DO.  I really do.  I miss blogging, I miss writing, I miss having a routine, I miss the community.

It’s time.  That thing that always passes too quickly and we never have enough.

I’m pretty sure everyone can relate to feeling like there’s not enough time in the day.  It doesn’t matter what life stage you’re in or who you are, I bet you wish there was more time.  I know I do!  I used to blog every evening.  That was my routine; that’s what I did.  Well now, I just started sleep training (again) my little darling.  His bedtime is 8:00 pm, but it’s been taking him a looong time to fall asleep.

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But when he does, isn’t he precious?

That means it’s close to nine o’clock before I can blog.  But let’s not forget that most days, when William sleeps this is my only chance to get other things done.  Important things, like showering.  Not to mention picking up the house, cleaning, laundry, eating, you name it.  So lately other things have been taking priority over blogging.  I really miss it though.  I have content I want to share.  I have recipes, workouts, reviews, daily life happenings, etc.

We’ve been visiting splash pads and pools more now that the weather is HOT in St. Louis.  William and I both love being outside, and I love it even more because it really wears William out and causes him to take nice, long naps!

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This is William and his girlfriend, Carly.  They were being so cute holding hands the other day during our play date!

linking up with katie and erin 

And sometimes life just gets in the way.  I love blogging, but sometimes (many times) life is more important.  I thought I’d have all this extra time now that summer is here, but really I’m just enjoying that time.  Take mornings, for instance.  I wouldn’t call them lazy because William would never let me be lazy, but they’re much more leisurely.  Instead of rushing around trying to get us both ready, we’ve been spending more time outdoors first thing in the morning when we let Zoey out.  William rearranges all the flower pots, uses sticks to go “fishing,” and listens to the birds sing.

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“No shoes on,”  William says as we open the door to let Zoey out.  Then he runs to the kitchen to get his Crocs which are his only shoes to fit over his pajamas.

Last night we picked up my parents from the airport and spent some time at their house.  William helped Pops workout by adding some extra weight to his plank!

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I’m not sure who thought it was funnier!

Yaya has always taught William a million new things each time she spends time with him.  Last night it was the game Hi Ho Cherry-O which she still has saved from when we were kids.  She was explaining to William how you put the cherries on the tree from the basket.  William put one on and shouted, “Did it!”  We laughed as he still had nine others to do.

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So even though I’m not blogging as consistently as I’d like, I’m here.  I do Instagram most days, so definitely follow me there at @itzlinz.  In the meantime, I’ll keep on working on this schedule thing.  And just enjoying life.  You should, too.

What’s been going on with you? Do you feel like you’re short on time?

14 thoughts on “Why I’m Struggling To Blog

  1. The way I think about my blog right now is how I used to think about competing in bodybuilding. It was all about the fun for me. I wasn’t a perfect pre-competition dieter 🙂 but it wasn’t my job. And life was too damn short.
    Blogging is a facet of a blood-borne which is my job but it’s not my job job in the way it was back in 2005. I blog what I feel it. I blog when I have something to say. I don’t when I don’t.

  2. I can totally relate. Blogging is awesome but if you have to miss out on life to do it then it isn’t always worth it. I find myself up until midnight and then up again at 5 just to fit it all in!

  3. Blogging is SO much harder and time consuming than I would have ever though it could be. But being about to enjoy “real” life is SO much more important, especially when you have littles!

  4. Definitely feel you – but I figure that we all have seasons. And truthfully, your blog should follow your seasons to be transparent and open to the readers. That’s exactly where you are right now.

    Take the time and enjoy this season. Take a break if you need a break, but just remember to come back. We’d miss you too much!

  5. We just used Pickles and Ice Cream Sleep Traing out of St. Louis to sleep training our twins! It has been life changing!!

  6. I sometimes wish I was a vampire so I didn’t have to sleep… hahah! It feels like I never have enough time to do what I want, so I am just trying to prioritize the important stuff and letting the other stuff go. It’s hard though!

  7. I totally feel ya. I’ve really been enjoying my extra time on maternity leave to blog while Brooklyn catches a nap! But during other naps is when I have time to squeeze in a shower or clean haha. I don’t know what I’m gonna do once I go back to work. I really don’t want to go back at all! But that’s a whooooole different story there. 🙂 xo

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