I have a love/ hate relationship with social media. I love blogging- sometimes. I love reading and learning from other moms in the trenches. I love Twitter, Instagram and Pixoshere. BUT… I’m unreliable, undependable, you just plain can’t count on me for regular blog posting. There, you have it: the cold, hard truth. I’m just a blogger wannabe. I’ve tried scheduling my time, joining blog hops, even group accountability. Now I know that you, all twenty-four of you WONDERFUL, FAITHFUL, BEAUTIFUL followers have been holding your breath just waiting for my next blog-hopping post. What? You haven’t? Well then I know you’re not too disappointed. Whew. That’s a relief! Thanks for loving and reading me anyway.
I have so many great ideas, so many posts in my head, so many photos to share…and no time. No motivation to wake up at 5am just to blog. No push, no pressure, no DRIVE. What I do have is a very flexible (yeah, that’s what we’ll call it: flexible) routine. I have a huge house to clean, an active boy to wrangle and to educate, and a hungry husband to feed – just like most of you. So how do the blogging divas do it? They have groceries, dishes and tantrums to deal with. So what have they got that I don’t have? OK, that IS a rhetorical question. Please don’t even begin to answer that one!
I seriously love, and I mean LOVE writing. So why is it so hard to do just one little post a week? I started blogging because I wanted to share the things that my Pastor’s wife (and very dear friend) had taught me. Little things that profoundly changed my thinking and my life. Things about keeping it real with Jesus, how to manage my home for His glory, and how to practically keep a family fed and happy on a budget. I started with a few posts on how I save money and Practical Faith For Everyday Life was born. As my son grew older I started researching homeschooling blogs for pointers. I fell totally in love with the homeschooling community online and I wanted to branch out. Then came MommieKate.
I wanted to join all those lovely blog hops I had found. I wanted to BE one of those women. You know her- she works out everyday, pays only six bucks plus coupons at the grocery store for $500 worth of food, has faithful morning & evening devotions, has her housework done by 9:00am, homeschooling done by noon, and loves arts & crafts time with her genius, never- naughty boy.
The woman who does all that AND has time to blog about it. (That’s the part I really wanted). I also have fantasies about photography, jewelry making, and mission trips but that’s for another (probably unwritten forever) post.
Don’t get me wrong, I have my Bible time. I can stretch a dollar a mile or two. My chores get done. The lessons get done. We get crafty every now and then. Don’t ask about the workout. Oh, alright: I’ll confess. The PX90 is still in the closet – you guessed it: unopened. I get things done and I enjoy life. I just can’t seem to get a handle on writing about all these adventures.
I have blogger envy. That’s my secret. Now you know.
I would love to hear how you make it all work. I’d really love you to send me a maid but while I’m waiting just clue me in with your time management tips.