|My personal writer's block!|
Sometimes I won't write.
While blogging gives me intellectual fun and I'm grateful beyond measure to hear people say "I read your blog and love it!" or leave comments about something on a post....it doesn't really matter.
When I feel the need to say something other than "I'm a stay at home mama." and saying "I do NPR personal commentaries and have a blog!" makes me feel more interesting...it isn't my first priority right now.
|Finally kayaking with PK!|
Plus, the truth is I am not more interesting, I just FEEL like I am more interesting. Since this is my blog it is ALL ABOUT ME, right?
Or is it?
I blog because I want to encourage other people. I do this by sharing interesting things, food, blogs, events. I share my customer service and product reviews. I share my personal mishaps in order to offer space for others to admit their shortcomings freely. I do not want to blog to hear myself prattle, I want to help, encourage and entertain YOU.
On the weeks when I post a lot, I look at my stats and get oh so excited to see hundreds of people reading my posts. HUNDREDS!!!! THANK YOU all so very much for validating my words online.
When I only post here and there, maybe 40 folks read. AND THAT IS SO AWESOME. SO AWESOME! Thank you, dedicated subscribers and sweet friends.
|Crepe breakfast on our teeny porch|
But sometimes I won't write.
Sometimes I am yelling at my tiny children to go play and let "Mama work".
(Facebook, email, blogging maybe, Pinterest....uhhhh work? really?)
When I find myself annoyed thoroughly by them I know I need to stop writing RIGHT THEN and play instead.
And it is summer!!!! SUMMER folks! A beach is 20 minutes away.
I have a tiny and darling backyard and herb gardens and wildflowers and patio and HAMMOCK to enjoy.
I have two tiny cupcake girls who will only be thisinterestedinme and want to be thisclosetomeallday for a short time.
So I say: Sometimes I won't write.
I will be living my love out loud instead.