Every night I have the same fight. With myself. Should I blog or should I sleep? Com’nmommy bloggers, you know this fight.
After a long day of “ings” – cleaning, cooking, breastfeeding, changing, driving, shopping, playing – sometimes the last “ing” I want to do is blogging. Now don’t get me wrong, I truly LOVE what I do. My blog is my happy place. It’s where I go to release my creativity, share my ideas, and vent to anyone willing to listen. But mama, this whole blogging thing is hard work.
As a blogger, I’m constantly brainstorming topics to write about. I keep these ideas in a journal and once the kids are in bed, I whip that journal out and get to work. But my work doesn’t stop there. In addition to physically writing blog posts, I have many other tasks on my blogger to-do list. I have to stay active in the blogging community – reading, liking, and commenting on other blogs. I have to keep my social media accounts updated. I have to create eye-catching graphics. I have to build relationships with sponsors. The list goes on and on.
The problem is that I love it. I love working on my blog. I love reading other blogs. I love networking with other mamas. Some nights, once I finish everything, I look at the clock and see that it’s 2am. All I can think is that my toddler is going to be up in 5 hours and there’s still so much I want to do.
By now, you may understand my dilemma. To blog or not to blog – that is the question. My advice to you mamas who are aspiring to start a blog of your own? Find your balance. Remember you need sleep to function, as a mommy and as a blogger. Don’t save all of your work for when the kids are asleep. Fit little tasks in throughout the day. For instance, I take care of all social media while I’m nursing. It’s the little things. And it’s okay to choose not to blog some nights. The world isn’t going to end, mama. Get yourself some beauty sleep and write two posts tomorrow.