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To Blog or Not to Blog

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(Ten years ago) I already struggle with my desire to blog and I have only posted once! I love to write and know that I would like to be heard in a few areas passionate to me but wonder if this is the way to go. Maintaining a blog requires time not to mention the details that go into making this my “domain.”

(Present) At the time that I started this blog, I had three children that I home-schooled, and my second eldest, who was a young adult at the time still at home. Their father traveled every week so my life was hectic. Since I started this blog almost ten years ago when I worked a part-time job and did all the above, life was very different for me then. Then, my life was so full and by the time I finished my day whether I was teaching the children or at the work providing academic advising to students at the local community college, I was tired at the end of the day. Now my life has room and time and energy to write.

(Ten years ago) So to show some stamina and perseverance, I decided to post this…I have read other blogs and been reminded that it takes time and has to evolve…being a blogger that is…then a few questions come to mind: what makes an “evolved” blogger? How do you capture your audience? and that question mostly bothers me as I don’t want to sound so intelligent or interesting to insist or impose on an audience but if not what is the point of blogging!

It seems fitting to close here, since, as we speak, 5 children are running up and down the stairs playing some game called Casablanca! (It is funny to read this now (April 2023) and to remember my life with children in the home who kept me very busy. This reminds me of my recent post about the empty nest and how to avoid transactional relationships.

7 responses to “To Blog or Not to Blog”

  1. Susan Avatar

    🙂 Thank you! As mom of the blogger, I am amazed and proud of your talents! I have a huge grin on my face because I SO love to read what you have to say…not only because you are my daughter but because you are so easy to follow and so very entertaining…along with the ability to put it all together! As you can see…I just ramble. Please keep blogging… I don’t much about blogging accept for what I saw on Julia & juliette the movie…my question is – are my comments for all to see or just the blogger?


    1. The Harried Hamptons Avatar
      The Harried Hamptons

      Thank you Mom for the encouragement! Yes your comments are for all to see unless you would like for me to change that! 🙂


  2. Lisa Avatar

    I say blog. Can hardly wait to rea the next one.


    1. The Harried Hamptons Avatar
      The Harried Hamptons

      Thanks girl! I am getting more motivated each day! And as another commented, I do agree, there are days when I am inspired and I start typing and others not so much!


  3. Jocelyn Avatar

    Do it for yourself….. and for God, and as for as long as you enjoy doing it. You are a good writer and I find your words intertaining and inspiring. I admire your energy and devotion to God and your family. As long as this activity is rewarding and encourages you along your journey, in some tangible or subtle way, do it, by all means.


  4. theblackjosh Avatar

    As a slowly developed and now slowed down blogger myself, I say, blog on at your pace. Sometimes, you will have time. Sometimes, you will have inspiration. Even more rarely, you will have both. =D That is when you should write, and you will be amazed by it.

    God bless you!


  5. theblackjosh Avatar

    As a slowly-developed-and-now-slowed-to-a-halt blogger myself, I say, keep going. Sometimes, you will have time. Sometimes, you will have inspiration. Even more rarely, you will have both, and that will be your time to shine.

    The stories on my blog come from years of inspiration, but they were written when I finally had time. (I have other blogs, too, but they lie dormant these days.) The Lord will guide you, and I look forward to His good work in you.

    God bless you and your family!

    Joshua S Black


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