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I think most bloggers will admit that there have been times when blogging started taking over their lives. I know I have had moments when I would look at my husband and say, “I am so blogging that!” I think my blog is kinda at a stand still with all the shuffling going on in my life. This has given me time to reflect on what is a blog, anyway?
What does my blog mean to me? Do I have to post every single day? Do I have to record all the funny, exciting and trival events of my life here on my blog? I have decided that I will do what I want. I don’t want my blog to become a chain around my legs keeping me from enjoying my “real” life.
I don’t read as many blogs as I once did. I just don’t have the time. I think in part it is because as I feel more comfortable in my life in France. I don’t need to have a filler to make me happy. The filler was blogging. In my opinion, my blog will be more valuable as I make posts that are more meaningful. I don’t want to post just to fill up the space. I want my blog to remain a hobby. I don’t want it to become my job. Besides, it just doesn’t pay! :)
I am not going to stop blogging. I need the mental release it gives me. When I blog, I am “talking out” issues in my life or sharing special moments that I can go back and cheerish again. My blog is me. I am not perfect and I am changing all the time. Understand that I don’t always come across correctly in typed words. At times, I seem serious or like a stickler. I am neither. I like to talk about anything and everything. My opinions are known to change ofter as I learn more about the subjects.
I am GRAY. By that I mean that I don’t see many things in black and white. For me, most things are gray. I laugh often and ALWAYS search for the bright side. Life is too short to worry about things that you can’t change.
Blogging is just so much fun! However, I don’t want to be addicted and boring. I want to be addictive and exciting!!! :p So, enjoy my life journey with me throught the small slices I share but keep in mind it is hard to express yourself through words alone. When I say something I never want to hurt someone. My thoughts change often and I am growing as a person 100 percent of the time. I want to thank all of you that have helped me to grow by passing along information, sharing your thoughts and stories and more importantly challenging me at times.
Blogging has been a useful tool in my life and I intend to keep it under control! I don’t think I am addicted, but I don’t think I could stop unless I had no other choice. And, I wouldn’t be happy about being cut away from the blogging community.
How about you? Has blogging become an addiction? Can you stop at anytime? Do you HAVE to blog every single day? Do you check your stats several times a day? Do you think about what is blog worthy during all the special moments in your life or do you just enjoy the moments as they are?