Inspired by some feelings I had during General Conference (a semi-annual meeting in which we get to hear beautiful, inspiring messages from leaders of our Church), I have decided that I really need to simplify some things in my life.
I know...I know...My life is already pretty simple:
I wake up to the melodious strains of Baby Boy screeching at the top of his lungs to be rescued from him prison (the crib).
I eat breakfast.
I rush (but not too crazily, thanks to our schedule) to get Big Sis ready to get out the door and on the school bus.
After that...the day is pretty much...clean up - check my email - put something away - check my email and my reader - putter around the house feeling frustrated that I haven't done a better job of keeping things clean - make lunch (usually a peanut butter sandwich - hey, it's cheap and easy) - put Baby Boy down for his nap - check my email - try to figure out what I'm going to post today - post - check my reader - pick up Big Sis from the bus stop & then finish out the day.
Yes...very simple...I know.
But...there are some things that I can do to make things even more simple. And, really...who wouldn't want to increase simplicity?
One of the things I decided to simplify is my blogging habits.
No more am I going to waste my time reading blogs of people who never comment on mine. Sorry...if you are guilty of this...you are off my reader or following list. No more will I stalk blogs and feel too sheepish to leave comments myself. If I'm spending my precious time to read the blog...I'm going to make my presence known.
Gone are the days of useless stressing about getting hits, counting comments and obsessing about my blog! (OK...so it's a goal...not a done deal...who do you think I am? Little Miss Perfect?)
Time to get things more simple.
Now...be not afraid dearest blog readers. I am not leaving the blogging world...I am just realizing that I need to embrace it in the way that works best for me. Which basically means not wasting my time reading blogs that a) don't interest me and b) don't have any interest in me.
If you read my blog and I read yours and we have a nice bloggy relationship...that's what I want. Send your friends by and I'll read their blogs too...
I would be totally lying if I said I didn't want to increase my readership...but I just think I can't stress over it anymore. I want to enjoy the blog - which is why I started this whole enterprise (I love that I can call it that because...it's my blog and I can call it whatever I want!).
Now...for all of you out there who are lurking (if there are any of you out there)...don't be afraid of my any longer. I will not bite you, I will not hurt you, I will not seek to know the names of your children (unless you want me to, of course), or stalk you in any way other than the bloggy way. Today is your day to make a comment and make me feel better about myself.
And for all of you faithful readers and commenters...Oh, how I love you! Please don't fail me now!!!
Is this post a little Bi-Polar? Yeah...I thought so.