Living Life Is More Important Than Writing It…

I love my blog, it has been my little diary and look into our lives for nearly 9 years. I have had moments where I struggled to be here and contemplated quitting, but thankfully someone always talks me out of it, someone always reminds me to just leave it here and walk away – come back when you are ready.

My blog sometimes makes me feel awful though, I feel guilty I have not written a post, or upset that content does not attract people to read it, that after nearly 9 years I am still a newbie and that I have little to no following.

And although so many (including me) use that “I don’t write my blog for others” phrase, if I am truly honest it does hurt, it does upset me as I am one of those people who needs to be liked/loved, it is one of those qualities I hate in myself. I am constantly striving to be stronger.

Life in our house is so up and down, with a few to many downs this past year and we have so much going on just with the everyday school runs and hospital apts for Super G. I could spend my nights after work and when the kids are finally asleep writing posts, but then I ignore my hubby, or the washing and that is not always good and if I am honest I feel so uninspired. I could certainly spend time at weekends writing posts whilst the kids play, but with life throwing some curve balls at the moment what I really want to do is not pick up my laptop and sit on the floor and play puzzles, or bake together or go for a walk in the woods – basically I want to live my life, I would love to be able to write too as it brings the most amazing memories to look back on, but not at the expense of making them.

I am sure many of you can relate to this, many of my favourite blogs are quieter this year than last, life is busy. I am not going away, I am just going to try to make blogging something I do when I want to more than just because I have to.

So if I am a little quiet for the next couple of months please don’t disappear, just come say hi when you want to and enjoy living.


Lazy Sundays

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Kara Janelle, Plus Size Blogging Mama. Vintage Lover, Interiors Obsessed, Chair Crazed, Collector of Much remembering to Smile as it is the 2nd best thing you can do with your mouth.

  • Oh, you poor thing. It’s so hard to find the time when you’re already incredibly busy. My husband, because he works on a global project across many time zones, tends to have to work for a couple of hours every evening on weekdays. This is the time that I steal for blogging because it’s nicer to sit beside him and tap away than in a different room watching TV or something else. If he didn’t have to work those hours, I’m not sure when I’d fit in any writing. Hang in there and just do what you can or what you enjoy xx

  • Donna Wishart

    You don’t have to explain, just keep doing what you’re doing and those that love visiting will still be here whenever you get the chance to write. Sending love – it’s not easy keeping all those plates spinning x

  • Oh Kara, enjoy time with the family and write when you can (and want to). Life is for living and I’m trying to only write my blog once Olly is in bed. I miss him so much during the week that I want to spend every second with him whilst he’s awake. Lots of love to you all xx

  • Enjoy your family, your blog and your friends are always here. Sending you lots of love and hugs x

  • I can completely relate to this. I often find guilty for not posting enough or regularly but find life too busy but try to remind myself that I need to enjoy life and live it and write if and when I can and want to.

  • Fabiola Rodriguez Licona

    I sure know what you are talking about! Sometimes I would rather do something else that write a post. I have an editorial calendar but I don’t always respect it. Sometimes I am burned out and I just don’t feel like writing. I guess we’ve all been there! Don’t feel guilty about it. There really are more important things in life than a blog post.

  • Jess Hill

    I think this is such a common feeling with blogging, I used to love writing and didn’t care who saw them, then they got more recognition and I loved it, then things slowed down again and I lost my blogging mojo. I now write because I love doing it and if I get comments, great, if I don’t, I still remember i’ve created 3 years worth of memories 🙂 x