Recently I accidentally posted something onto my personal blog instead of the baby blog for my daughter, and that made me realize something: I don’t think I’ve blogged here since she was born! That was seven months ago!

There are many reasons for this, such as lack of time, being preoccupied with the baby, work has been eating into my spare time too (the social media community never sleeps!)… but honestly speaking, I could probably find the time to write a post every now and then.

There was just something else holding me back though, and that’s the WordPress community. Basically, you guys… but in a good way!

I guess to me blogging has always been more than just writing. It’s also a lot of reading, and interacting. I write my blog, you read my blog, I read your blog, and so forth. The whole community aspect is a huge part of WordPress, and it just felt… a little bit selfish to write without reading. So to me, coming back required committing the time required to read and comment on other blogs too, and that was something I can’t really spare right now.

That, and I pretty much spend more of my waking hours managing the digital community at work so I kind of just want to not be so online-social when I get home.

That's me at work, managing our online community.

That’s me at work, managing our online community.

I’m not sure if you agree with this, but it’s something that nagged at me and really prevented me from coming back. It sounds kind of dumb and silly now that I’ve written it out though.

Do you guys feel the same way, or am I just being really weird and over-sensitive?

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6 responses »

  1. The Secretary says:

    I understand completely about how you feel. I work at a desk all day with a computer as well and frankly when I get home, I tend to ignore getting on the net or anything. I think it comes to a point where I am sick of the net by days end, and I just don’t want to deal with it anymore.
    Besides your time should be with family watching tv or something.
    I got Novellas to watch and I can’t read the subtitles if I am concentrating on the computer. :P

    Blog when you can, but don’t feel that it is necessary. We readers will be here ready and waiting when you are ready to impart wisdom or just rant.

  2. zezil says:

    I share the same sentiment. I believe, too, that interaction makes WP Community more fun but with lots of blog that we follow, it is hard to keep up sometimes (or most times!). But yeah, totally agree with Secretary, don’t be pressured to write, just do it when you can, we’d understand!:D

    Have you posted photos of beanie already???

  3. I’m at my computer all day but I still like to play on the computer when I get home. I am glad I got an iPad though and can browse online in the comfort of the couch, bed etc, but I do all my blogging and freelance work on the computer. I do feel guilty when I am wasting so much time. I have a to do list a mile long, how can I possibly find time to scan Facebook, Pinterest etc?…but I do. There’s nothing wrong with avoiding the computer when you get home. At least a few days a week. I should do it more often.

  4. Sounds perfectly rational to me. My crime fiction blog Murder in Common is mainly about authors and their books. Therefore not only am I reading (and researching) online but also reading their books on my Kindle or on real paper. I love it however it means I spend less time on other social media to get a break.

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