This week, The 4 Moms of 35+ Kids are discussing how to manage blogging time.
Blogging is a great way to interact with others, get encouragement, give helpful advice, and for our family blogging makes money.
Because of those positive aspects, I will be honest and tell you that it is a challenge to manage my blogging time.
It is very tempting to spend all my energy on something that doesn't leave peanut buttery hand prints on my behind, doesn't barf in the van or get sassy with me. If my blog is too demanding, I can walk away and it doesn't try to follow me into the bathroom. My blog lets me finish sentences and doesn't wipe its snotty nose on my shoulder. It doesn't whine or give excuses for why there is a sandwich in the dishwasher. My blog always respects me.
I constantly have to remind myself that blogging is temporary. My children's souls are eternal. My blog is digital. My children are real and warm, with real needs. Immediate needs. Blogging can wait. Hugs won't wait.
There are any number of bloggers who can tell you how to homeschool or how to manage a large family, but there is only one mama who can read "Go, Dog, Go" for the 15th time in a day to an almost 2 year old. There is only one "best little mama in the whole wide world" who will go outside to watch a 4 year old discover newborn kittens for the very first time or bottle feed a baby goat.
I do struggle with managing my blogging time. I do not have a schedule, and I am often typing after midnight, as I am with this post. I have had blogging schedules in the past, but I have never stuck with them because there are so many times that needs arise and disrupt it.
Most days I do my writing for the next day's post after the children are in bed. Yes, I'm a putter-offer. A last minuter. A fly by the seat of the pantser.
Do you have a blogging schedule? How do you manage blogging time?
Be sure to see how the rest of The 4 Moms team manages their blogging time: