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Ok.  I’ll admit it.

I’m getting lazy.

And it’s around this time that I usually drop the blog and take another unannounced break.

I’m not going to lie, it’s hard keeping this up.

I have a good long list of blog topics to write about, and I’m too lazy to do them

Mainly because a lot of them involve pictures and it’s a little bit more of a hassle to add pictures to the blog.  There’s the watermarking, the uploading, the html adding…

What happened to the days when I just aimlessly typed whatever I wanted and it didn’t have to make sense?

I guess they are gone now.  I mean, I had to grow up eventually, right?  This blog needed to gain some maturity and some direction.  I’m not just some over emotional young adult discovering this new platform of blogging to express myself.  All the ‘teen angst’ I was actually too old for is just not who I am anymore.

So, I push through.

I give into the laziness and write a rambling post like this.  And then I push through

I will push through the long list of blog topics I have in the hopes that people will want to read what I have to offer.

But tonight, I ramble.

At least it’s not giving up and abandoning the blog… AGAIN!

I’ve got a long list of topics to tackle and I can’t be lazy about it anymore.  It’s time to push through and get it done.

What do you do when you find yourself too lazy to blog?

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As I’m typing this, it’s about 12:30 am.

Hubby is snoring.  Both girls are sprawled on our bed.

I’m sitting up in the middle of the bed.  The laptop is bunched up on top of the comforter.  I also have the baby’s foot on my lap.  #cosleeping

It’s not the most comfortable position, but it’ll do for now.

I can feel my feet starting to fall asleep from the lack of proper circulation.

But this is how I blog.

I try to crank out between 3 to 5 blog posts on nights that I write.  Some nights are easier than others.  Some nights I’m plagued with writer’s block and try desperately to remember anything amusing that has happened in the last few days.

I have a ‘note’ in my phone dedicated to blog topics.  When something happens worth blogging about, I try to type it into my phone to remember later.  It tends to help on those days I have writer’s block.

On nights I don’t blog, I’m usually in the other part of the house creating cards or fulfilling Etsy orders.

On nights I don’t work on cards or the blog, I’m spending a good part of this time on my phone.  I spend this time savoring the quiet “alone” time by watching Youtube videos or scrolling through my Facebook feed.

#teamnosleep

 

 

Looking back on the blog posts from before I took my six month hiatus, I notice that I was beginning to incorporate more pictures into the blog posts.

Noted.

As I’m slowly starting to get back into the blogging world, I will work on adding more photos to my blog posts.

Baby steps.  Baby steps.

 

Look who’s back!

I’ve missed this little space in the blogosphere!

Life got the best of me and I was feeling so overwhelmed.  Something had to go to the wayside, and apparently, it was this blog.

I did try to start another blog, a food blog.  It’s Joe, Party of 4, if you’re interested.  Even that fell to the wayside.  I do plan on bringing that blog back, as well.

Baby steps.  Baby steps.

I missed blogging.  I missed this outlet.

Instead of tentatively thinking about starting this up again, I decided to just do it.  So here I am.

So much has happened since my last posting, we’ve got a lot of catching up to do.

I’m still not sure what direction this blog is going to go, but I’m just going to keep blogging until I figure it out!

Stay tuned, this is gonna be fun!

I’ve admitted several times already that after I became a stay at home mom, finding time to blog and maintain a daily blog is hard.

The difficulty of maintaining a blog is seen in the many days in between blog posts.  I’m sure you’ve noticed the sudden spurts of blog posts, then a few days of rest, then another burst of posts again…

I made the decision to not let blogging stress me out.  While I want to maintain a daily blog, I know that my current situation will not always allow it.  I will not let that bother me.  However, I DO want to keep up with this blog.  It keeps my thoughts in order, stores my memories, and I’m hoping my children will read this one day to get a glimpse of what my life was before them and with them…

I set up a blogging schedule.  That’s where Mondays come into play.  On Mondays, we blog…

My Monday is reserved for blogging.  The ideal scenario is to have seven blog posts completed that day, one blog post for every day of that week, until next Monday.  To make sure I have seven topics to write about, I keep a list of the blog topics I want to discuss in my planner for that Monday.  I think about various topics throughout the week and when a topic comes up, I write it down.  I try to find a good mix of family life topics and crafting topics for the week.  That way, when Monday comes, I’m not wrecking my brain for a blog topic.

Now, the goal is to write all seven in one day.  I start the day by opening up my laptop and keeping it open in the living room all day.  When the baby naps, or decides she doesn’t want me to hold her, I will sit on my chair and write.  When the kids need me, I stop.  Simple.  When Hubby comes home, I can concentrate a little harder on getting more entries completed.

If I get to all seven, great!  I’m set for that week!

If I don’t get to all seven, that’s ok too.  I take the topics that I missed and I write them down on to next Monday’s list.  I won’t try to finish the rest of the list during the week.  I only blog on Mondays.  That way, I can spend the rest of the week with kids, working on crafts, house work… etc.  If I don’t make all seven that just means that there will be a few days that week that won’t have a blog entry… and I’m not going to stress over that at all.

How do you find the time to blog?  What’s your blogging schedule?  Share them here on the comments below!

When I was a working mom, it was easy to find the time to blog. I would sit at my computer when I had some down time and type away. 

Now that I stay home, there really is no such thing as down time. Maybe if I can get both kids to nap at the same time , but that’s nearly impossible. 

I could probably do it when the baby sleeps and then keep M occupied with something else, but the minute she sees my laptop open, she’s right by my side asking to go on sproutonline.com. 

So, blog topics have been piling up as a to-do item in my planner… 

I hate neglecting this blog. 

So, how do I fix it?

I blog on my phone. Yes, as uncomfortable as this is, I am typing up a blog post on my phone. I’m using the WordPress app. 

I’m probably going to end up with carpal tunnel syndrome as a result. But for now, this is working. 

With the new month coming up, I’m challenging myself to make the time to blog more. It worked in February when I did the ABCs. 

I did it then, I can do it now. 

By the way, happy 5 months to my little K. Time is flying for us, little one. Enjoy the baby life. I want to savor every moment. 

Read about my ABC blog series here.

Holy moly, I did it!  I finished the alphabet.

I really liked this little project.  I used the alphabet to take a snapshot of my current state of life.  Looking back, I can see an overall theme of just adjusting to this new chapter of our lives.

I liked that I did this in the month of February, where it just all fits into the entire month.

Being able to finish this series at the end of the month is a huge accomplishment since it’s not easy trying to find the time to write posts… but it did it!

I hope you enjoyed this little blog series and I hope that you try to do something like this for your own lives.  It’s a great brain teaser AND a great way to capture your life in a specific point in time.

I’ve included links to each of the “ABC” blog posts.  Clicking each letter will take you to that specific post.

I can’t wait to see what my ABC’s are going to look like next year!

 A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L , M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

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