I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about my blog and it’s role in my life. I think every blogger gets to this point (more than once, I’m sure) and questions begin to swirl around.
Why am I writing?
For whom am I writing?
Is anyone listening?
Am I bettering or limiting myself?
I’m still working on these, and other, questions. Springtime does that to me – I start to question how I’m spending my time. Once winter ends (and I sure hope it finally has), I start to figure out my next move.
I do know that I love this blog. I love everyone I’ve met through the blogging community and I love that my family gets a peek into our everyday. I love that I’m not chained to Facebook anymore and that I don’t blog for money (meaning I can come and go as I wish). It’s a great medium for me to share my thoughts to those who want to hear them. It’s also an incredible motivator for getting things done and organized.
It’s also somewhat of a crutch. I’m constantly thinking of my next “blog worthy” move or project. I sometimes lose sight of just living to live (and not blog about it). I’m positive bloggers everywhere have felt the same way. I also beat myself up over not being a better blog follower – I tend to get “comment” guilt whenever I get a comment and don’t reciprocate!
I also feel like I need to take a more calculated (read: organized) approach to my blog posts so it’s not just a smattering of random thoughts. I want my posts on the blog to be more useful versus fleeting, but still personal. Am I making sense?!
I’ve tried to blog every day a few weeks here and there and I’ve ultimately determined that blogging every day is definitely not for me. I’d love to post good quality content twice a week and maybe an extra post of personal photos or a fun off-topic story. I might change my mind in the future or post more frequently on sporadic occasions, but I’m ready to get off this computer for a little while.
I think this decision has a little bit more to do with how much I love Instagram – the simplicity and convenience of it! I feel like my “story,” at least the personal aspect, can be so well done with a quick snap. I’ve posted a daily photo (or more) on IG for 301 days so far and I have no plans to end my Project 365. It’s been so much fun!
So, my plan for the next couple weeks/months is to be totally fine with less blog posts, quality over quantity, and Instagram updates galore. Stay tuned for The 2014 Directive for May tomorrow which will definitely relate to this plan!
Do you find that Instagram is more fun than writing a blog post sometimes?