Hey there! Happy May! Warm weather, Mother’s Day celebrations, family visiting, and plenty of fun family day trips! It’s going to be a great month!
Since starting my blog, which I LOVE, I feel like I’ve been sucked into this black hole of constantly being on my phone. The need to take the perfect picture, respond to blog comments, post on Instagram and update Instagram stories, create Pinterest pins and socialize with other bloggers. WHEW! I didn’t anticipate this much work! I truly had no clue what it took to be a blogger and all the effort that goes into every single post but seriously, it’s a lot!
As a working mom my days at home with my son are so important, as I’m sure many of you know. Since I started blogging I feel like L’s fallen to the wayside, always pulling at me while I’m on my phone or logging onto the computer. I’m always telling him, “just one more minute,” or finding myself frustrated with him for wanting to play while I finish up what I’m doing.
I don’t want to miss anything with him, not a single laugh, tear, dance move, or opportunity to hear his first word, but I also want to make my blog as great as it can possibly be. I’ve invested time and money into this blog and I really enjoy it! But lately, I just feel burnt out and like he’s getting the short end of the stick (and my husband!!)
This past weekend I left my phone in the car when we went to the park and enjoyed a technology free walk with my family. I kept it mostly away while home as well and it was amazing! I watched L go up and down the slide, pushed him on the swing without needing a million videos, and we chased him all around.
But in the back of my mind all I kept thinking was how I needed to take a picture for Instagram or the blog. And I just don’t like that! Sure, it’s life as a blogger but I’d like to find a balance, the perfect sweet spot between being present with my family and on social media/my blog
So tell me, if your a blogger or have a social media presence how do you balance it all? I know all the apps available to make posting easier and I know planning content ahead of time is helpful but somedays, I just don’t want to!
So please, bare with me while I find the right balance for it all. Life, blogging, and family. And share any tips or troubles you may have as well! Thanks for reading! xox, annie.