I have a busy life, as I’m sure a lot of you do. Some of you might have school or jobs and others like me have families, or any combination of the three. Regardless, we are all busy and yet we still find a way to make time for blogging. Sometimes I don’t get as much time as I would like, but there isn’t much I can do about it for the most part.
When I first started blogging, it was just Kailyn and I home together all day. She napped about 1.5-3 hours every afternoon and I had some spare time. She also got into the habit of going to bed at 7pm every night, which she still does for the most part. She rarely naps any more though.
You would think that losing those few hours a day to myself wouldn’t really matter, but it really does. After she stopped napping as much I suddenly didn’t have the time to go and check out all of the blogs that I would look at daily. I still managed to get my posts in, but barely. One of the things that I enjoy about blogging is the social interaction. I like to be able to go and see other peoples posts and the comments on it and leave my own thoughts on it. But right now I’m finding it harder and harder to do. I know I can spend my time in the evening commenting and checking out blog posts, but honestly, I don’t want to spend all of my free time commenting. I have other things to do, like read, clean, read, sleep and play a game occasionally.
I realise that this might make me seem like a jerk because I can’t always get back to people right away but sometimes it just has to wait. I like to respond to all comments that are made on my blogs (I have two if you didn’t know) but I can’t get to it right away all the time.
Since I started blogging, I’ve learned how to better manage the time that I do have. Sometimes I might take one night of the week and just prepare a ton of my posts so I don’t have to worry about it for a few days. Which I’ve done. Just last week I wrote four reviews in one night because I powered through a bunch of books and didn’t stop to write reviews. It was a bit of a pain but I got it done. Other nights I will read all night, watch a show or I’ll try to level one of my many Warcraft characters. Anything I do is after I clean generally. Which is something I have to keep up on or I will get way behind.
I don’t know about you guys but when I get on the computer I tend to get stuck on social medias a lot, so getting anything blog related, like writing posts might take twice as long as it should. So sitting down and reading is easier because the book gets all of my attention, then when I know I have a lot of reviews to write, I’m more likely to get it done in one sitting because I know I don’t have the time to waste.
Now finding time for reading is a bit harder. I run a dayhome out of my house, so I will admit at times I will read more than I should. If the kids are playing I will sit in the room with a book and read. I will of course separate any fights that come up quickly and attend to any bumps and falls as fast as I can get to them but I still feel a bit guilty for reading sometimes. Even if they aren’t paying attention to me. One of the reasons I read so much is so I can get review books read on time and such, so it is a bit shameful at times.
Regardless, I still manage to take care of the kids, play with my daughter on weekends, keep my house somewhat clean, feed everyone, watch a couple of shows, play a game and relax, while still keeping up on blogging. I guess being a mommy blogger has made it easier to mutlitask in a way.
How about you guys? Are you able to juggle life with blogging without going too much of one way (which I’m guilty of) and ignoring the other? How do you find a balance?