I guess the first thing I owe you all is an apology. Firstly, for the lack of posts on my blog and the last post I did was just advertising something Ren & I conjured up. Secondly, for the lack of Twitter chats/blogging involvement. Y’see, I’ve fallen in the trap of, ‘I have no time and something has to give’, which, unfortunately has been my blog.
Don’t get me wrong. I love my blog. I love what I’ve achieved in such a small amount of time. I love the friends I’ve made and my close knit community of bloggers who make me laugh on a daily basis. I feel real crappy that I’ve let it slide. I think about my blog about 90% of the time, whether it be posts or scrolling through Twitter or Bloglovin. I really really do love Blogger & The Geek. It’s never far from my mind. Unfortunately though, I’ve had to let it slide as my job, my family, boyfriend and puppy come first. It’s super sad but it is true.
People who don’t blog have no idea how much time it takes. It’s not as easy as whacking a post out, taking a few snaps and hitting the publish button. You gotta plan your content, write it, edit it, take some decent photographs whilst praying the weather will be fine, schedule tweets, take part in Twitter chats. It takes up a huge part of your day and I have to balance that with being a girlfriend, daughter, dog momma, employee, friend and tenant. I mean, looking at my day today, the only time I had to blog was at 11pm at night. When I finished work at 5, I had to go food shopping, then walk the dog and then I spent an hour trying to sort out my car insurance. Before I knew it it’s 8:30pm and I was due to visit my Mum & Dad. Its all these real life activities which get in my way, but, I need the car to work to buy pretties for my blog, I need food to blog and well, my Mum is my best friend so I always need to see her! I mean, by the time I finish this post I need to prep tea for tomorrow, have a shower and go to bed. I really wish I started blogging as a student when I was only in lectures for 8 hours a week, rather than being at work for 8 hours a day. It’s hard work and sometimes, it all gets a bit too much.
I’m sure, most people as bloggers, know exactly what I’m talking about. Trying to balance a blog which you’re trying to build yet still be every other role under the sun. I suppose what I’m trying to say is if you have a little patience with me, I’ll soon be back on track. I’ve received some really exciting e-mails this past week so there is some amazing stuff in the works! I’m gonna spend my next free weekend drafting and scheduling as much as I possibly can. I NEED to get ahead of myself to make it work and keep up one of my favourite things in life.
So, if you have any tips on how to balance my hectic life style or would like to be my personal life coach, please do share them with me. I’m drowning a little and could do with some help.