Sunday, June 04, 2006

Blogging botherations

I often field the question, when do you find the time for this whole blog-thing? And the answer is, I don't always. (Another answer is, I need to make some time for it, at night, after the kids are tucked in, to keep me sane. It's a really nice outlet for me. It has it's advantages: not much physical exertion involved, no babysitting arrangements required, allows me to do something I love i.e. writing, allows me to connect with other people. Of course, there are its disadvantages: not much physical exertion - although my fingers are so nice and lean, I sometimes stay up later than I should, I feel like I can never catch up or read all the blogs that I'd love to read, my dear hubby is starting to get jealous of my laptop. But, anyways, back to our regular programming...) There are periods where I can go days or even weeks without posting. And that's such a problem because, when I don't post for a while, I end up forgetting all the great little things I wanted to post about. (Don't think for a moment that the lull is from lack of material. My darling children are always adorable, precocious, gifted, and brilliant in every way imaginable.) Since this whole thing started originally as a way to keep a journal of my kids as they grow, that's important stuff that's missing. My blasted memory is crippling my project. Phooey.


Rebecca said...

Everything you said is so true for me too! Funny thing is, my husband started reading people's blogs too. If you can't beat 'em join 'em

socialworker/frustrated mom said...

We find the time somehow and we owe it to ourselves to do so. We deserve to vent and enjoy.

LittleBirdies said...

I often jot down notes to remember what my kids did, so that I don't forget (for when I do have time to blog it).

Stacey said...

I completely understand this! I only put new posts up like once/week now. I just don't have the time, working and being a mom to 2 little ones. And I have fallen behind on some of my favorite blogs, too.

Oh well, we all do the best we can.

Your kids sound completely adorable!

Ayelet said...

Rebecca - My husband is so not going to start spending time online. For one thing, as it stands, he gets about five hours of sleep and has his hands full all day. Plus, he refuses to learn how to turn the computer on - he simply does not want to put himself "b'makom nisayon". If he needs somethinbg online, he asks me to do it for him.

SW/FM - we sure do deserve it, don't we?

LB- I'd do that too if I could find a pen and paper at the time and then, assuming I did jot it down, I could find the jotted note when i'm ready to blog. The odds are just stacked against me.

Stacey - Oh, they are. Your cuties have some major competition over here at chez May!