I took last weekend as a mostly un-plugged weekend because I wanted time to step back and consider just how I can organize my workload and posting schedule.
Oh, and I had a hot date with the #bigdealmoms*, the coolest bunch of blogging moms in Ohio. More on that later; if you want to read about some of the FUNNIEST stuff we were talking about, go read Emily's post about the perils of wearing Spanx in a public bathroom stall; I promise, you will be laughing until you
I'm finding it virtually impossible to organize my blogging workload (both the fun part - writing - and the necessary-but-not-always-so-fun parts - the techie behind the scenes stuff) in any way, shape, or form that is sane.
Blogging big here (because
I feel like a kid on roller skates for the first time***; one leg goes this way while the other goes that way and all the while my arms are flailing up and down. I am ever so afraid that I'll never catch myself. Falling flat on my face feels inevitable.
I wish I had more wisdom of my own to share with you; I do not (although I have lots of late-night infomercials now memorized and my coffee addiction has returned in full force). But I can point you to these two posts that I read yesterday, both which made me pause and consider what I'm doing here in bloggyland (somewhat important) and what I'm doing in my life (way more important).
:: Jane @ What About Mom? posted her thoughts about blogging and writing and unplugging from the web yesterday: Only now we call it navel gazing
:: Jennifer @ Conversion Diary, shared (on the eve of being induced for #4) how her busy to-do list pre-baby nearly ended in catastrophe and her thoughts on stepping back from the busy-ness of life: Thoughts on letting yourself get overloaded
Both are excellent reads, especially if you find yourself up way, waaaay late
I have yet to finish a *Master Schedule* and I honestly don't know if I will, or if I'd be even be able to follow such a grand plan. I'm flying by the seat of my pants here, peeps.
And I'm reminding myself to stop and enjoy the big picture a little bit more.
* Rockin' OHIO blogging moms that include: Emily@Mommin It Up!, Jenny@Mommin It Up!, Andrea@Mommy Snacks, Tricia@Once a Month Mom, Cortney@Once a Month Mom, Shannan@Mommy Bits, Amy@Amy in Ohio, Tara@Deal Seeking Mom, Erin@$5 Dinners, Marcy@Stretching a Buck, Carrie@Carrie's Cooking, Briana@Bargain Briana, and Carrie@Money Saving Methods. Oh, and moi!
** I couldn't resist the pun; go read Em's post!
*** FYI, I rock the rink. I can skate the pants off of anybody. Just so you know.
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