I forgot that my blog was supposed to be fun! Not feeling stressed because I hadn't visited my favorite blogs. Not wondering why some posts got more comments and some got less. Not obsessing with my BlackBerry to see if that
I began to question where the fun went. How did I let this blog snowball into something out of my control? When did this happen?? And how to make it stop?
I then began thinking of what I need to do to maintain some sort of control. I won't force myself to comment if I don't feel a connection to a post. I won't feel guilty if I can't reply via email to every comment I receive. I'll try to comment on new visitor's blogs--but if I can't or I forget? I won't beat myself up over it. I simply will not follow a blog because they come by and write that they are now following my blog, could I please follow them back--if I tell someone I'm following them it's meant to make them do a happy dance for another follower *smile*--NOT to make them feel like they must follow back.
I guess things happen for a reason. As much as I dislike that saying in certain situations. My daughters have made me realize that THEY come first. My blog is a hobby--a happy place, not a job.
How do you balance life/work/children/family with your blog? Have you ever felt like it was taking over? I would love to hear your thoughts on this!