Monday, August 15, 2011

Life: Living It Or Blogging It?

About twice a month I want to post about how; "if I'm not blogging about my life much now, it's probably because I'm too busy living it!" Do you ever feel that way?

I don't think I'm important enough, that you need to get a tweet from me, I don't always photo-journal our family on-goings (though sometimes, I will I had, like yesterday when I caught my first fish) but mostly, I guess, there's so much in life worth living, that blogging about it takes last place.

And then I think, I'm such a Debbie Downer because I should be posting about all my craft projects, house updates, hilarious children's anecdotes, and Husband's much appreciated niceties instead of questioning myself about how much of my life am I actually living and how much of it is getting edited and "photo-shopped" in order for it to be blog appropriate. (Yes, that is the longest blog-sentence you have ever read.)

I mean for goodness sakes, our youngest daughter's room has been finished for a few weeks now, but I have yet to post about it. (Partly because my camera has been goofy and my new computer doesn't have photo editing software on it yet and I have so many more important things to take of first...) *sigh*

Maybe this is just a glorified post about how "sorry I am that I haven't updated the blog lately..." or maybe it's more than that, maybe, as many of us veteran bloggers know, blogging will lose it's appeal and reality will set in and we will re-prioritize our lives, knowing that life really is too short (and way too important) to condense into a well-thought out, well-written blog post with stunning photographs.



  1. Suzanne I feel the same way too! Sometimes I just say forget it, it's too much trouble to blog this! But then I wish I had, but then I just enjoyed being in the moment and not freaking out my family "staging" the moments!! You know what I mean? It's ok, I think you post plenty!

  2. i know what you mean!! i made a pillow with a zipper closure (HUGE for me) about 4months ago... still hasn't made it onto the b-log.

    but i think for me it's a catharsis thing--i get a lot out of writting & connecting with other people is a side bonus :) but then my life gets crazy & i forget that creativity is the main goal & i feel guilty that i haven't blogged, because what if i loose readers!! what if i'm missing some new growth opportunity?? i hate when i feel that way. i would love to be the nester or the bloggess. but i'm not. oh well. :)

  3. I know exactly what you are talking about, I have been feeling the same way lately. Ah technology, what a blessing a curse:-)

  4. My current blog is new, but I totally get what you are saying. I want to blog when it's fun and convenient for me. Sure, it's nice to have readers (super, terrific, awesome actually!), but I want to live in the moments of my life.


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