More or less, I’ve pretty much taken the last 6 months off from blogging. I didn’t really intend for it to be such a long break. The longer I was away from blogging, the more difficult it became to return.
Don’t get me wrong, I love blogging…but I just suck with battling anything overwhelming. Things like catching up with comments, updates, social media and more just made me keep prolonging it.
I originally had planned to take a couple of weeks off to get my life in order, blogging can be very time consuming when you add up all the other things aside from just writing the blog posts.
Honestly, I really only enjoy the writing and responding to comments. In a perfect blogging world (for me at least), I could just write posts and respond to comments from readers and people would magically flock to my blog and everything would take care of itself.
Sure I could outsource numerous blog tasks to keep my time freed up and only do what I enjoy. But I can’t afford that, I don’t make much money blogging in the first place and I can’t justify taking money from our household to pay for a hobby that eats up money. Maybe if I win the PowerBall or something.
Anyways, I’m back. I’m not sure when or if I will be able to catch up, how often I will be posting or anything else like that. But I will start posting again, perhaps a little here and a little there to get back in the swing of things.
While I didn’t exactly get my life in order the way I had intended, I have grown and accomplished many other things (both good and bad), as well as picking up a few new hobbies. I spent more time with my honey and our daughter, got out, saved money, spent money, achieved some goals, made new ones, thought of some things I would like to do in life, had a great time with family visiting from across the country and learned a lot.
One of the things (yes, something in this post will actually be relevant to personal finance) I learned, was that I do MUCH better with our finances when I’m blogging regularly about personal finance. More on that later, but keeping finances on my mind and as part of my daily life makes a huge difference with me. If I don’t focus on it, then our finances suffer. Yeah, I might have made a couple mistakes while I was away.
How have you been the last 6 months?
Any of you still coming around?
Any new readers?