I did sign up with great enthusiasm for a blogging challenge. But, sadly this is my 2nd post for the same, while my other blogger friends are way ahead of me – posting promptly, reading, and sharing interesting posts!
Not to be…
I have realized that blogging is time-consuming and exhausting. Especially, when you are working full time as well as juggling too many things at one go!
I had planned to complete my pending posts, reviews, etc.,. in this one week of vacation but household chores seem to beckon me from all directions. This morning, as I just sat down to type away my pending posts, my son comes calling and asks me to play with him for some time. He also requests me to bake a cake for him. When I replied that I shall be with him in precisely 30mins, he cringed and went away murmuring something. Now as a mother, I started feeling guilty of neglecting my child and closed everything and went to him seeking to re-emphasize ‘Mother’s Love’.This scene has been played out umpteen times in the last 6 months since I started blogging, sometimes making me ponder over stopping blogging altogether.
But then, I have worked hard on implementing ideas by generating content on my blog slowly and sincerely. I have made some wonderful contacts and rapport with authors and publishers who have wholeheartedly appreciated my honest reviews of their books. I have been reading some very interesting articles as part of a wonderful community of bloggers. I love reading books, interacting with people, widening my horizon, traveling and chronicling the experiences, and pouring it all on my blog and I treat my blog as a baby. So how can I abandon this newly born?
With these skeptical thoughts of ‘to be or not to be’ a blogger, I end this journal for today. This, as the promise of a ‘homemade cake,’ beckons me!. Do leave your thoughts on this post and share with me similar experiences of yours. I hope to find solace in the thought that I am indeed not neglecting my family in this pursuit of blogging my ideas and experiences. Ciao…
O.K …as I am wrapping up this post, my son is here with a change of mind. He wants a ‘trifle pudding’ with cake and lots of custard. Phew!