Too Busy to Blog?

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I’ve wanted to blog for a very long time and I’ve even started a few free blogs but they didn’t last. I imagine my experience is nothing new. I found a niche, started writing about, lost steam and carried on with the rest of my life. Looking back, I definitely had the time to create awesome posts and make something out of my writing but never got there.

What went wrong? What on earth am I thinking starting a “non-free” blog when my life is only going to get more hectic? Why didn’t my fear of failure kick in sooner and stop me? Well, I think my desire to discover my abilities outside of keeping a wee human alive had kicked in. Don’t get me wrong, I love my child immensely and I appreciate it is a full-time job involving both body and mind but I needed to find a “for me” activity and somehow fit it in.  I ploughed myself into social media management for my church with a bit of graphics design mixed in. It did the job at first but posts scheduling can only provide so much fun. I went back to the drawing board and came up with other ideas such as online business or service but hold on anything online would need a blog right? The blocks appeared aligned:

Motivation. Check.

Means. Check.

Moment. Check.

(The last one would probably be clearer as “Opportunity” but that doesn’t start with an ‘M’ now does it?)

I was all set to begin or so I thought. What followed was months wasted in niche considerations,  name deliberations and the like.  The busyness was winning again as I had to prepare for returning to work etc.  My mind got cluttered (or messy to follow the M theme) and let’s not mention the state of my house. Then my husband quietly announced that he was going to start his online venture. I started this blog the next day. Turns out, I just don’t like losing and it was my idea first! 

I quickly drafted some posts so I didn’t start with nothing to entertain my future readers but I naively assumed that once I’d acquired the blog, the layout will magically transfer from my mind to the screen. I drafted in some help from hubby as there was no way my mind would focus enough to tweak html at 10pm.

It’s already taking over my every second. I love it but I’m conscious about not being 100% there in real life. Good thing I love learning as there’s a lot to get my head round about having a presence online. Will the motivation and passion last? Time will tell. In my case that’s 3 years going by my hosting duration.

P.S. 
In one of my ‘letter’ sessions, I came up with the three ‘A’s below to help me focus on what was important. This blog is the accountability part.

Appreciate – Love the positives in my life or more holistically, count my blessings!

Action – set a realistic but regular schedule to work towards my goals

Accountability – document progress (or lack of it) somewhere to focus my mind

8 Comments

    1. The Growing Mum

      Very true. That’s why I’ve shifted the focus of my blog from making money initially until I get a routine going. Then I can sit back and let it roll with minimum effort Well, that’s the dream anyway.

  1. The Daisy Pages

    I’ve experienced something similar. My first blog was, shall we say, a “practice run”….my second blog is much more me….it’s just a matter of keeping going, I think, and finding a niche that you’re passionate about. I’ll be interested to follow your journey x

  2. I think if you can just keep plodding along and not give yourself such a hard time when you miss a week (or two) it helps you to keep going! It should fun though, but unfortunately, us Mums like to do everything perfectly don’t we! Good luck!
    #thelistlinky

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