As I’ve written before, blogging (including reading other blogs) is truly what I’d call one of my hobbies. I look forward to sitting down and flipping through my Google Reader feed, and I really miss it if I go a few days without it! That might sound some crazy to some folks, but I figure those of you reading this post can probably relate. Given all of that, visiting the blogosphere usually just naturally happens, but lately I’ve been struggling to fit it in (as you may have noticed from the lack of posts here).
I always read advice in women’s magazines and such that says you have to make time for you, even to the point of scheduling it or writing it on your to-do list. They’re usually talking about exercise, or date nights with your husband, or dinner with your girlfriends, but I think right now for me it needs to include my blog life! I’ve had a couple of abnormal weeks and weekends, so I feel like I’ve been doing well to stay on top of my domestic duties, my exercise, and my sleep, but this little corner of the Internet has ended up being neglected.
I keep a running to-do list, so I’ve added an entry that says “sort through starred Reader items-pin/do” to remind that I have posts stored away that need action. I also think Unpunctuated Life here needs some love. I updated the books page recently, but I haven’t changed much else of the static content since I launched last summer. I could use some new pictures and, who knows?!, maybe a new layout and color scheme! And of course, I need to get back in a groove of scheduling posts and keeping a list of ideas that are floating around in my head so that when I do sit down to write I don’t come up blank. (P.S. If you have any suggestions of content you’d like to see or appearance that would catch your eye I am more than open to hearing them!)
This was a pretty meta-blogging blog post, but the concept is applicable elsewhere for sure. What do you do when you find yourself in a rut? How do you make time for the things you enjoy but that aren’t necessarily necessary?