I love the prompts this week for Working Mommy Wednesday! I chose #2:
Do you feel starting a blog has improved your life or added one too many things on your plate?
When I read Julia's post this morning, I thought, "Oh my word, I could have written that - that's exactly how I feel! I've been blogging for almost a year and a half now, and I have been all over the blogging roller coaster. Some days it's the best thing in the world, and other days I feel like quitting. Some days I envy the "big bloggers" and other days I'm glad my blog is still a pretty simple one.
I went through a stage where I was definitely overloaded with blogging - or I should say, I overloaded myself. I put way too much pressure on myself to post every day, sometimes twice a day. Now I've settled into a better routine, and if the thought of quitting crosses my mind, I talk myself out of it pretty quickly.
I love the connections I've made through blogging. I love it when people leave comments or tweet me about something I said that inspired them. I love the amazing blogs I've found and the inspiration I've receieved from them, especially when it comes to my faith and being a working mom. I love finding blogs that encourage me, challenge me, and push me. I also love finding other working moms who are dealing with the same issues I deal with - sometimes just knowing you're not alone is enough to make things better.
So overall, yes, blogging has definitely improved my life. It's become my outlet, my stress relief, and my encouragement. It's pushed me to do things I never would have done before I became a blogger. It's grounded me even more in my faith and I truly believe it's made me a better wife, mom, and woman. I'm so glad I decided to give it a try.