I know. It sounds weird. But it’s true.
As a mom of 2, I get no more than 4 hours a day to myself (meaning the kids are either napping or in bed for the night and I’m still up wondering when the baby is going to wake up). And what do I do?
Well, I comment. I can’t help myself.
Instead of writing my own posts (as I repeatedly promise myself I will. But, hey, look! I’m writing a post right now!), I am scrolling through the Reader and leaving comments left and right.
Now, I don’t do this every day. Maybe 4-5 days a week. Okay, maybe 6. But, ssh, don’t let my unwritten posts hear that!
Which got me thinking. I think I have an unhealthy attachment to commenting. But it’s so hard not to when a post is asking for one (sometimes literally!). But I spend so much of my free time leaving comments. And it’s not even to try to draw readers and commenters to my own blog (though I do thank you from the bottom of my heart if you do decide to take a little peek). It’s because there are so many people that write something that resonates with my heart.
But sometimes I overdo it. Why, today alone I lost count. I kept telling myself just 5, but lost count after 3, while I continued reading and commenting.
Fortunately, I do schedule my posts weeks in advance, so I have plenty of breathing room. But sometimes it means I don’t have time to read other posts.
I love your blog. I love what you write. I’m itching to comment. But sometimes I can’t and won’t let myself. As my kids get older, I have more things to do (like freak out that my baby boy is starting Kindergarten next year and even though it’s still far away my brain can’t wrap itself around that thought). I still read your lovely posts. I still drown in your beautiful words. But I need to be mindful of my time.
So if I regularly comment on your blog, I’m sorry to say it may not continue. I’ll still comment (never fear!), but likely not as much as I have.
I have a habit of commenting instead of doing something else. I need to do something about it before it gets worse.
As I said, I love your blog and I love what you write. But I have a habit to break and need to be productive elsewhere.I
Please tell me I’m not the only one. (And, no, I’m not asking for comments! Just if you have the time.)