Why I Don’t Blog Anymore

I happened upon Nicole’s last and final post this morning and I so totally got it. I’m not about to hang up my blogging apron all together, but I feel everything she said in that post.

 

The reasons why I don’t blog anymore are somewhere between two and three fold.

 

1. I’m busy

 

Busier than I’ve ever been. Which may be a light load for others but it’s all consuming for me. I’m working a part time job out of the house, doing part-time work from home, and expected to devote at least 6 hours a week to developing the team of financial partners for our assignment in South Asia. Plus, ya know, parent and cook and clean and stuff.

 

2. I’m Not All Hot And Bothered

 

Here’s where I give Nicole an air-five for SO GETTING IT. I just don’t have it in me to be a regular opinion/faith blogger anymore. I’m over it. That season of life has waned and I no longer feel the need to set the record straight or save Christianity. Whatevs. I just want to hang out and do my thing and grow in my walk. Without broadcasting it.

 

3. I’m tongue-tied

 

If I’m not going to be an opinion blogger anymore, I DON’T KNOW HOW TO BE. I’m kind of all broken as a blogger. I started out, like most people, just sharing daily life. Then I had seasons where I was all HERE ARE MY OPINIONS, intertwined with flirting with blogging as a business (which is exhausting).

 

Now, frankly, I don’t know how to put words on screen anymore. It doesn’t feel “good enough” or professional enough to just do a post about how I’ve started jogging lately. Or how Five Year Old lost both top/center teeth last week and is the most adorable person ever. Or about how I’m drinking green smoothies. Or about how my oldest turned 13 and is crazy smart and beautiful.

 

Basically, I don’t know how to go back to just blogging for fun, blogging as a record of our family.  I know this is my space but when you share your writing with the world, you set a standard and it feels terrifying to suddenly change the rules. “Oh, I know you come here for deep thoughts on faith, but LOOK HOW CUTE MY KINDERGARTNER IS.”

 

So, that’s the long and short of it.

 

Feel free to console me now and tell me that you really want to see and hear about our mundane, currently southern life. Maybe I’ll get over this blogging complex.

 

-Jessica

 

Comments

  1. I. FEEL. YOU. Jesus. I am strugglin’ too! can’t even barely put together an ADS post! It’s a hot mess over here too. Am tempted to throw in the towel too… I get it.
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  2. you can always blog about grace, mercy and everydaythings that God is in in your daily walk. ppl do really need that encouragement.

  3. Write whatever comes, jess. pray over it, let your fingers tell you what to say. if you like what you see, even a little bit, then post it. if not, wait another day or two. sometimes we just need a break, you know? that link didn’t take me to ‘nicole,’ but to another post of yours. . . so i’m confused. (what else is new?)
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  4. Same here. Ugh.

  5. I’m not a blogger. I enjoy reading a combination of everything. I would had enjoyed reading about your five year old especially since my 5 year old has his first loose tooth.

    • Funnily, I know in my brains that those are the blogs I enjoy most also. But for some reason I’ve been unable to transition back into that simpler, more endearing way of blogging.

  6. The blogs I like best are from people who just share bits about themselves, not necessarily profound. Sure, I follow blogs that may turn into devotional books in the end, but there are SO MANY of those, and after a while, they all start to sound the same. So, I go back to the few blogs where I just feel like I have a friend who gets excited about sharing books, crafts, recipes, life experiences and thoughts (good and bad) and processes some of it on a blog. Uniquely them. Hope you continue your blog just because you want to, as often as you want to.

  7. Heh…

    This appears to be a trend. Sending a cyber high five your way in solidarity because I’m in the same boat. :)

    And your kindergartner really is pretty cute…
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  8. Hi Jessica! I am visiting from Wanda’s Friday Five.

    I think it’s a great thing to know when you’ve just ‘had enough’. We all get into blogging for so many reasons, and sometimes that reason is fulfilled, and it’s just not fun anymore.

    It’s a gift to be busy! You must have great things to accomplish. I wish you all the best…but it was great to meet you!
    Ceil
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  9. I started blogging because, gosh darn, newspaper jobs were a thing of the past – and I wanted a place to write – so my blog began in 2009 – right before my oldest son married (and the youngest was bout 9). I had stories I needed to get out or they would explode, and my boys might have been tired of hearing them. As I started bloggin, my second son entered a rebellious stage – and my blog became a place where I wrote about faith in the challenge – to encourage me, and maybe others who felt just like me. My posts in many ways are messages to my boys, their some-day wives and my grandchildren. When I started blogging, there was a pull to try to create a business – but the suction of that pulled, the less I was able to concentrate on my mission – the faith love and politics of raising boys to men – so I let those threads go – and the more I wrote, the better I listened to my boys, the more intentional everything became – and the more I started finding God in everything – and the more I have learned to handle the challenges with him. Jessica – write when the story is just bursting to be told. Write when you need to encourage yourself andin the process encourage others:)

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