When I decide to do something, I like to try to do the best that I can with it - I want to fiure out how to improve and do better. As far as the blog goes, I have seen a few articles online that list things you should do if you want to "grow" your blog. I read these and subconciously begin to make to-do lists in my head. Before I know it, I feel this pressure from the weight of responsibility I feel for this blog- for nourishing it and building it and helping it to grow.
I took a step back and thought about all of the areas of my life that demand my time and attention (beyond just blogging) and it is clear that I cannot do all of the things I want to do- there is not enough time. I can only choose a few things to do and do well. If I do not choose, some important things will be pushed out of the way and suffer.
When I started this blog, it was with my children in mind. They are my focus. I have to be careful not to allow the "raising" of the blog to take time away from the raising of my children (which is the reason for the blog in the first place). To help myself to keep things in perspective, I made a goal for January (to be reviewed at the end of the month and adjusted as needed).
I'm limiting the time I'll be spending working on the blog and blog-related things. If my time is up, I'll stop working for the day. I'm interested to see how this goes. I don't keep close track of the time I'm spending working on the blog, so I don't know how much of a change this will be. But I'm glad that I will become aware of the time spent, and that I will be sure to have more time to spend on other important things.
Are you a blogger? Did you set any New Year Resolutions for your blog?
If you're not a blogger, what are some of your resolutions?
I still need to spend some time thinking and talking with Ken about other changes to make in my/our lives this year, and I look forward to it. I'd love to hear what some of you are planning :)