Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Having a bit of an identity crisis

Not me. This blog.

I started it to be a dumping ground for the crazy that runs through my brain. Often I would litter it with posts about Elise. After Elise's diagnosis and the birth of Mattias, I find it harder and harder to find the time to post anything here anymore.

That makes me sad.

Writing has always been an outlet for me, and the written word helps me to express myself in a way that I cannot do through any other medium. For me it's never been about readership, comments or feedback (though it is always fun when I do get a comment or two). It's therapy; cheap and readily available for when I need it.

The main problem is time. Life is busy. Carving out a few minutes in a day to cobble together a post is hard. Especially with my attentions divided between this blog and my other one. When I look through my drafts folder, I see so many unfinished posts; lonely and forgotten like the awkward kids standing against the wall at a dance, waiting for their turn to come.

So the new year has me pondering what exactly I should do with this old dumping ground of crazy. And while I realize that this post does nothing but verbalize what's been knocking around in my brain over the last few months, it sure does feel good to get it out.


Kim said...

I love you, Jo. Totally understand what you are feeling. I rarely have time to blog, but love it. Since you aren't on facebook, this is how I "keep up" with you. However, in the grand scheme of things, this is pretty low priority. So my recommendation is to keep your focus on the Lord and your family, and if you have time and/or need to post, I/we are still here to read. :)

Kelly said...

Hope you will continue to share about your life here...for I have loved getting to know you and your family better by reading about it!

shannon said...

as you can see from my way late replies here i am just now catching up on over a month of blog posts, so i feel ya. (next i will tackle emails!!) anyway, i'm glad writing it out helped you sort your thoughts and best of luck figuring out what's next.

David and April Vinson said...

Well, I don't have the excuse of another blog I'm posting to... I'm terribly behind in posting the blog entries I've made in my head... When will they come up with an app that posts my brain posts for me?!