I had a long talk with my husband yesterday about my blogging habits. It was long coming since he was never comfortable about me sharing so much of our lives over Internet. It was not the conversation I wanted to have on a gorgeous Sunday day. But it also helped me realize that I developed a serious blogging addiction disorder (also known as BAD). I am bending over backward figuring out “bloggable” activities, I am running around with a camera trying to capture a shot or two for my blog, and, the worst of all, I am not listening to my daughter or my husband. I am irritated when she doesn’t want to do the activity I so “thoughtfully” prepared for her, and yet again I am letting my own ideas dominate the time we spend together. I am not planning activities for the three of us to do together, since I know that I won’t be able to put them on my blog. Then I am surprised that my daughter always comes to me with What will we do now? question and marvel at how she is a lot more self-directed when my husband is in charge of her.
So here is what I plan to do. I plan to stop blogging daily. I will continue to keep WMCIR linky, and I will probably also keep “A Week In Review” post where I will try to focus on the things that were truly Anna-driven and not mama-organized. Mama-organized ideas and posts about them are great and helpful for many parents with younger children, but it’s time for my bright four year old to start thinking on her own and come up with her own ideas. It doesn’t mean that she won’t do anything guided, but to be honest, my guided ideas are mostly “borrowed” from other sources. When she creates something worth sharing, I will share it proudly.
This is not a goodbye, just a reflection post about blogging and life. How do you feel about your own blogging habits?