I wrote about blogging burnout a few weeks ago.
In that post, I promised myself that I would cut down on posting per week, I would guest post less, I would be on Twitter less, not reply to every comment on my posts and not read and comment on every single blog I follow every single day.
I’ve managed to only post 4 times a week every week since that post (except for one week).
I am on Twitter only a hour here and there in the morning, and evening.
I don’t reply to all the comments on my post, only those that need one.
I still read and follow 83 blogs, and have skipped maybe a couple only.
I was still frantically fulfilling my guest post invitations, and I know it’s too much. It’s too much for me, it’s too much to ask of my readers to please click away yet again. For that, I apologize.
Last week, my husband who has never complained about the amount of time I spend on my online life, finally said to me, I think we’re talking less, you’re always on your laptop.
That was a huge reality check for me.
That my partner in life missed me. Even when I’m only a few feet away.
I’d cut back and made time for my son, but I’d forgotten my husband.
I realized I had to do less, to give more of myself to the people who matter.
And with a baby coming, I know my already stretched-thin time and energy, will be further stretched. Blogging HAS to take a backseat.
And so recently, I left, with a heavy heart, the wonderful team at Just.Be.Enough. I no longer spend time doing anything blog-related on weekends. I’m considering putting my Tips, Ideas & Advice series on ice (more on that next week). I pulled out of a few guest posts, and have decided that I will no longer guest post. At least not for the next 6 months.
I will still write here though. Four times a week. Maybe less. But less, IS more.
More or less.
Has your significant other said they wish you spent less time online?