I'm home with a sick baby today. :( A sick baby who is very sick and very angry from the hours of approximately 9PM - 4AM, and seems to be happy and wild and not at all in the mood for cuddling, soup, and long naps the rest of the day. :( :( Anyway...
Yesterday, someone commented how they appreciated my "commitment to the blog, "the fact that I still made time to blog even when I had a million other things going on." I read that and, literally, laughed out loud.
Yes, that is a very nice way to look at it.
I, however, call it Procrastination 3000.
Most of the time, you will find that I'm a better blogger when I have a lot going on. (Certainly not always, like last week for example.) Why? 1.) Because I have more to
complain write about. 2.) Because suddenly blogging feels very urgent and important to me - like it simply MUST come before laundry, paper grading, feeding my family, etc.
I've told you... I'm no good at balance. :)
Anyways, finding time to blog is a challenge for anyone, isn't it?
Most of the time, it takes me about two days to write a blog post. (Even one as simple and un-deep as this one, which was started last night while my dinner simmered and my dishes glared at me (and Jeff played with Sam under the assumption that I was cooking). Since having Sam especially, I am rarely able to just sit down and write a post from start to finish - especially if there are photos. Oh, don't even get me started on how long it takes me to take, upload, and post photos. (Monday's post about my sponsors and the give-away - I seriously worked on that darn thing for WEEKS. And - no offense to any of the sponsors - but it's not as if it was prize winning writing.) If it involves any kind of photo - or two - you can pretty much guarantee the post is going to take me three weeks to finish. The same goes for posts on topics that I have been thinking about for a long time and have a lot to say about... I usually start them and delete them 2 - 5 times before you ever read them. In fact, right now, I have 19 drafts in my Blogger account. Probably five of those will never be published.
Sometimes, I feel really inspired and an entire post just writes itself in my head and I verbal vomit all over my keyboard and press "Publish" before I can think better of it. I usually like those posts the best; but, I assure you they are few and far between.
In a dream world, I'd have all my school and housework done by the time I put Sam to bed at night; then, I'd climb in the bed next to my hubby and write the next day's post while sipping hot tea and half-watching a movie. That situation has been a reality maybe once in my life. The truth is, I don't have a system for blogging. I just squeeze it in, usually at the expense of something else.
What about you? When do you blog? How do you find time?