On summertime + blogging

I’ve been at this game for six and half years now, holy, and the blog has certainly gone through highs and lows.

I posted like a madwoman — sometimes three times a day! — during my first pregnancy, and haven’t been able to meet that pace since. Something about having two kids or working entirely from home? Or having a husband who is always working? Excuses, you know.

Most of the time, I feel guilty when I’m too busy with paid writing (a.k.a. my jobz) to write blog posts.

But summertime is different.

Summertime seems to be when a lot of blogs let their editorial calendars slideeeee like a nice greasy blob of sunscreen you’re rubbing on your arms.

Oh, we’re on Instagram all of the time, of course, because who can live without Instie (#notme #nofilter)? But the blogs themselves? Crickets, except for the real keeners (I admire you).

I like that I’m feeling less pressure lately, and it’s inspiring me to get organized. I launched a new look for the blog last week — you should check it out, if you’re reading this in Bloglovin’ — and I’m starting to get ready for the unofficial relaunch of the blogging community, otherwise known as Our Kids Will Be Back in School and Normal Life Will Resume.

https://instagram.com/p/6DCI88kzU_

I’m jotting down ideas for posts, reading through unposted drafts, digging through that picture-packed “To Blog” folder on my desktop, and getting kind of excited.

I’ve been good about sharing my weekly parenting column and weekly DIY column here (Hi, shameless self-promotion, good to see you again). But I need to make organic blogging more of a priority again, and push myself to do more of the short, casual posts that used to be a staple around here.

I mean, who could forget the days when I chronicled the random one-sided conversations I held with the baby while I did laundry? I know you want more of that, right?

xo

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