I've been blogging for over a year now. I have learned so much through this process and I'm so grateful to be a part of such an incredible community.
But I've also learned that it can become all-consuming. Everything can "be a blog post". My trip to the grocery store. . .maybe I'll post about it. The fly buzzing around my head. . .maybe I'll post about it. And while those sound like riveting blog posts. . .oh wait. . .
It's easy to want to instagram every slightly funny moment of my day. To tweet quotes I hear from strangers when I walk past them. To search for spots for outfit post photo shoots on the side of the road while I'm driving.
But I don't want to miss out on my life right now. When I came back from Blissdom, I was bubbling over with excitement, inspiration, and big dreams about what else I want to do with the blog. My husband and I sat at PF Changs for a while and I spewed all of the details of Blissdom.
And he was, and still is, really excited for me. And absolutely supportive. I couldn't ask for a better husband to be on this blogging journey with.
But he also reminded me to remain present. To not whip my phone out every 5 minutes to check twitter. To not spend hours every evening in the office in front of the computer. To not "check out" from something happening in the moment. I'm naturally inclined to do all of these things because blogging is exciting! I love connecting with readers and other bloggers! So I'm grateful that my husband is lovingly able to hold me accountable in these aspects.
I enjoy sharing my life on this blog, and will continue, but I think the key to blogging is finding good boundaries with blogging and living.
Thankfully, I've met other great people that feel similarly.
Jon Acuff, a fantastic keynote speaker from Blissdom, wrote an encouraging blog post here.
The Nester wrote a post recently that encouraged us to not compare, but be inspired.
*this may sound like a heavy post, but I promise I don't intend for it to be. Instead, I hope you are encouraged and motivated to set boundaries in your blogging life if you need them.
Do you blog? Have you found a good balance?