the hardest thing about blogging for me

Someone asked me recently, “what is the hardest thing about blogging?” I didn’t have an answer at first. I had to think about it for a few days before it really dawned on me what is the hardest thing for me: I wish I could interact more with those that read my blog and other bloggers. Many of you leave comments and with those comments are links to your own blogs. I hate that I can’t spend more time reading blogs and being active in the comment section of my own blog. Many questions left in the comment section go unanswered – that is really hard for me. I makes me feel like I am letting someone down by not getting around to answering a question. It will probably always bother me, but I am dealing with it because I know my priorities. I read several blogs where the blogger is immersed in connecting online. I know great friendships can be made online. I’ve experienced it. I wish I could do it more.

I would love to be able to take time each day to read and be inspired by other blogs. I’d enjoy connecting more with bloggers I have already had the privilege to get to know a little bit. I could do those things if I didn’t want to do other things. We’ve all been given the same amount of time each day. As much as I want to connect online with many of you – I can’t. For now, I am spending most of my time connecting off-line. Instead of spending 15 minutes reading lots of blogs, I’m playing with playdough. I’ll be honest, there are MANY times I’d rather be online than deep in playdough, but I know I’d regret that decision one day. Maybe I am not a very ‘connected’ blogger. Maybe people will stop reading this blog because I don’t always answer questions in the comment section. Maybe I’ll miss out on online opportunities. Maybe I won’t have a big, huge blog. I’m okay with that because I know I will never regret 15 minutes of playdough. Is it easy to choose playdough over being more active online?…not always. That is the hardest thing about blogging for me.

I read every single one of your comments….I may not get the chance to respond to all of them, but I do read them. So thank you for leaving them.

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I love this picture. They look so little. I have a feeling I’ll be taking pictures at this angle for years to come.

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Yeah for cute little faces, homeade playdough and 15 well used minutes.

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