I new that one day the point would come when I'd have to sit down and have a serious talk with myself (as you do) about my little pink blog. And yesterday, with a little helping hand from the blogger crash, that day arrived. I've grown to love my little patch of bloggy world and all of the bits and bobs that come along with it. But as you may well be aware, if left unchecked, a love affair with a blog can do some serious damage to your time management systems.
My pinks always have and always will be the highest priority in my life - and that is the way it should be. So in the past blogging has just fitted in around their needs. But as you get more invested in your blog it starts to demand more time and you eventually reach that point where you have to ask yourself some serious questions. Why do I blog? What do I want from my blog? And just how much time do I want to commit to running it?
Have you ever noticed just how easy it is for your blog to eat up all the spare time in your day? Or maybe that really is just me! Big gulp ...... I need set myself some blogging boundaries and find the all important balance. In the past I've been able to just float through blogging, fitting it in during the gaps in my day, but now things are different. The Dear One and I have had 'that' discussion about how much time I'm spending F2S (face to screen). Apparently a little bit much. So now it's time to focus on a planned approach to my love affair with my blog, one which also nurtures my other great love affair - with my family.
Having figured this out now I just need to work out how I'm going to make it happen. This could be tricky. Early mornings? (That would be mean really early as the pinks are up at 6.00am). After the kids are in bed? (I'm usually brain dead about then so it isn't going to be a great time to produce fabulous witty posts.) Maybe an hour in the afternoon while the kids have their TV time? I'm really not sure how I'm going to make this happen. How do you manage to keep your blogging habits family friendly? Do you have a special approach or do you just float on through like I've been doing? Come on people, share some secrets with me - tell me how you achieve mummy blogger balance.