I love to write. I love to blog. I constantly think about all the awesome things I could blog and even write rough drafts in my head...but that is where the process typically ends. I try to tell myself that I am just too busy to keep up with all my ideas... but that is a bold-faced lie. I only work 24 hours a week at the bar and I have been slacking on housework. My kids are doing so well in school and the once daily meetings have been reduced to the typical mid-year parent/teacher conferences. I have time to lounge in my bed watching the X-Files or Telenovela with my new Xfinity on Demand.
So why am I not following through?
I want to share my trips to the Denver Zoo, school projects, awesome recipes I have tried, my thoughts on family and love, and even how crazy my cats get when I give them catnip. What about the time the lizard got loose from the cage? Or when the baby learned to say "peacock" in the most accidental hilarious way? I need to finish (or start actually) the letter to the little's step-mom. All of it swims around in my head. Why can't I get it to "paper"...okay...screen...
Maybe Facebook has something to do with it. I can jump on my phone and write a quick sentence to share the cute tidbits of my day. I can take an entire blog post that is circling in my head and cut it down to 140 characters and an emoji.
Maybe because we only have one computer (for 6 of us) and I am not nearly tech savvy enough to figure out how to use the voice feature on my phone to record some notes. I can't get the Blogger app to download on my phone, and what if I wanted my own domain again?
I am not looking to blog for money, although I was once VERY successful at it, nor am I looking for any kind of blog fame -it exists- I just want to write and share.
So, what am I going to do about it? I am not sure I have figured that out beyond the "I should just blog more" idea. Do I give myself a challenge? Maybe try to write a certain amount of words or posts and not burn myself out like I did with the Blog-a-Thon from many years ago. Perhaps challenge myself to one or even *gasp* TWO posts a week. Maybe I need some kind of accountability...although it saddens me that I need to be held accountable for something I like to do. Perhaps I can join a few of those blog hops that I love so much. I could even use writing prompts.
Whatever I decide, I will be writing more. I won't allow myself to go an entire month between posts again. I want to record my life and do it with a mixture of pictures and words.