I have been a terrible blogger lately. I’ve ignored all of the advice I give my own clients — how a stale blog is worse than no blog at all or how the worst thing you can do to a blog is neglect it. And sure, there are periods when things slow down a bit, but there’s no hiding the fact that I’ve been hiding under a rock as of late.
The thing is, after writing on this blog for almost ten years (eek!), I realized that I’d forgotten the reason I was blogging and who my audience was. The blog started because I wanted to share photos of my kids and my experiences with them. Remember, this was pre-FB days… (I am sooooo old!) And then I’d realized I’d found an outlet to share my experiences as a working mom. It was great fun, I met some really interesting people, found some incredible blogs and tried desperately to avoid the term “Mommy Blogger,” which is really just as annoying as “Mompreneur.”
But there was always this nagging feeling that I wasn’t able to be as honest as I really wanted to be. Parenting isn’t all sloppy kisses, cute overalls and yummy dimples, as you all know. And while some things happen in life that really don’t need to shared with the interwebs, especially when your kids get old enough to always be wondering if their latest is going to be blogged about, sometimes it is refreshing and honestly, just a relief, to get everything out in the open. It’s a relief to know that you’re not the only person experiencing the more trying parts of parenting. (And frankly, isn’t being perfect just a bore? Don’t answer that.)
I thought about abandoning More… But I just can’t. So instead, I’m committed to writing more often and more honestly. I want to go back to that exciting experience at the beginning of this blog when I looked forward to writing posts instead of dreading it. And while I don’t know exactly what that means yet, I’ll be actively figuring it out.
So in the meantime, just look for more soon.