First of all, I don’t even know if blogging fatigue exists, but it should. I’m exhausted. And I’m too tired to actually look it up.
Second of all, this was supposed to be a post about how to be a blogging mom who is engaged with the community. But…blurg.
I really hadn’t actually planned to write a blogging mom series. It just…happened. The first 3 posts went well. I had fun writing them. Then came the final engagement one. I had plans, an outline of sorts. But then I realized it was kind of stupid.
With so many social media platforms out there and with bloggers seemingly on every single one of them, it didn’t seem like it would make a lot of sense to write that last post. In my limited experience with social media, it all works the same way. You do your posts and then scroll through and like, follow, and comment. Ta da! If you can do it on one platform, you can do it on all of them, if you just make the time.
Frankly, I have a suspicion that many of the mom bloggers I follow are way more active on platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter than in the blogging world, which makes me wonder why they follow my blog and then seem to never ever look at my blog again, but that’s a rant for another time. Maybe. Anyways, be a blogging mom who is engaged with the community by liking, following, and commenting. There you go! Oh, and check your spam folder for comments once in a while. And check for comments awaiting moderation.
Moving on to blogging fatigue…
- Blogging has become exhausting. You’re tired from blogging for so much time and writing so many posts.
- Reading blogs has become exhausting. You read so many your eyes go cross eyed and you no longer know who anyone is.
- You’re just tired of blogging and stop. No one is looking at your blog, so you’re basically writing into a vacuum.
At least, that’s how I define blogging fatigue. Again, no clue if it’s a real thing or I’m just going nuts.
Though, I am fortunate that the third definition hasn’t hit me. Just the opposite, and I’m very grateful for it. But some posts do get several comments and I like to reply to show my gratitude. And I comment on other blogs. And they reply and sometimes we get a conversation going. And all the commenting makes me tired sometimes. But I…can’t…stop. Help.
Anyways, I’m at the first two definitions. I’ve been posting 5 days a week since this year started. It’s been about 6 months full of writing, editing, planning, reading, liking, following, commenting, and being a living, breathing wife and mom 24/7/365 (366) to a husband and two toddlers. And can’t forget the cat who meows pitifully at me all day and then claims my lap every single night and my feet around dawn. Geez. No wonder I’m tired. Don’t ask how I manage. I’m a witch and can slow down time? Ha! I wish!
Which brings me to a little announcement.
The Lily Cafe is taking a break! From July 1st to the 14th The Husband and I will not be posting and likely won’t be reading. We started as tired parents and now we’re tired parents and tired bloggers. And hopeful our daughter will either cease teething for a bit of time or start sleeping through the night. At this point, we’ll take anything!
Also, The Lily Cafe is going award free. We truly appreciate the nominations and are floored that you like us that much, but, well, see above! We just can’t keep up. We thank you if you think of us in the future, but there are so many lovely bloggers out there who probably won’t sit on the nominations for as long as we have and they deserve nominations as much, or more, than we do. Though we are incredibly thankful and humbled. We just can’t seem to find out where all our lost time went… (Honey, try that drawer over there. No? Hmm, let’s hunt around in the bathroom.)
Thank you so much for enjoying The Lily Cafe! You are always invited to pull up a chair and enjoy tea, cookies, and a story or two!