Tuesday, 19 January 2010

The Blogging Conundrum

I really want to have a blog.
A good blog.
One that people want to read. And I'm not just talking about the people who read it because they are already my friend or are related to me.
A place where I can show off the things I've made.
Somewhere I could try out some of my designs to see if people would be interested in buying/making them.

I don't need a million followers or to make money by selling ads or anything like that.

But I feel like, in order to have the sort of blog I want, you need to participate in the 'blogosphere' and I just don't have the time.

Actually, this isn't just a blog issue, it's a whole internet issue.
I want to participate.
I want to get back involved in some of the communities that used to be a part of my daily life.
I want to discover like-minded people, and especially now that we're back in Sydney, some local ones.

But if I barely have time to check and reply to email; if the only reason I update my Facebook status is because it is taken direct from my Twitter feed; if I only manage to check either of those things because they're on my phone and I can do it in 5 spare minutes here or there; if my computer sits untouched for days at a time... How am I supposed to find the time to read, comment, participate?

And, of course, there's the fact that there's no point blogging if I haven't been doing anything to write about.

I need to make the effort in the evenings after Lily goes to bed and on the weekends when she can hang with Daddy. I need to make naptimes more efficient. I need to use moments like right now, when Lily is happily playing on the play equipment and I have access to free wifi. Or right now, when she is happily watching Monsters Inc (she loves Boo). I need to do things when I can, even if I have to come back and finish them some other time, or the time after that (this is my fourth attempt to get this post finished and up). I need to remember that my phone can do most anything I need to do. I need to stop blathering on about what I want to do and actually do it... right after I make some lunch for a hungry toddler.


  1. erm, testing the comments as they aren't seeming to work

  2. I know this is an old post, but I wanted to comment because I feel the same way :) Which is why I took up 365 posts in 365 for 2010 - I have nothing to blog about, but hopefully if I make it a habit to blog every day, I will learn how to write properly and then in turn be more interested with socialising online!

    I'm painfully comfortable hiding behind the screen, which I think is my issue. I don't participate on a forum anymore, hardly reply back to direct mentions on twitter or read other people's blogs. That HAS to change!

    Sorry for the ramble, lol

  3. Rambling is no problem around here - that's all my blog seems to be lately.
    The forum thing still gets me down (in case you hadn't realised, tracey, I've been following your blog since I was on glitter) because I have lost touch with a lot of people that I used to consider part of my everyday life.
    In fact, I'm still struggling with a lot of what this post says and it was nice to re-read, so thanks for the comment :D