You might have noticed that my blog has been a little more quiet the past few weeks. I didn’t plan to take a blog break. I went AWOL. Oh well….such is life.
But I thought I would post a little update about a few changes that are going on around here.
First let me rehash why I actually blog.
- I blog first for me because I simply enjoy writing. I enjoy working through my thoughts, but I especially love making the pinnable images for each blog. That’s my new favorite part of blogging.
- I also blog with the hope that some of my ramblings, my inner thoughts, my curricula addiction, and my opinions might be helpful to someone else. I feel so blessed that I’ve been able to help others in their homeschool journey. I absolutely love connecting with other homeschool families and I am thrilled that my blog helps facilitate those connections.
Lately I’ve lost some motivation to blog. I haven’t felt much like writing. My days are very long and blogging hasn’t felt as much a priority. It’s caused me to reevaluate, and I’ve made some difficult decisions.
I’ve decided not to reapply for the Homeschool Review Crew after this year (ending in November). I’m sitting out on another fun-filled year of reviews and camaraderie with the crew. I will miss it but I know this is the right decision for me. And yes, I’ll blog more about Crew stuff in a later blog post to chat about my year and outline my decisions for leaving.
I’ve also decided to step down from the Poppins Book Nook. This means that I won’t be writing a themed book post with various activities. It also means that I don’t have any more monthly blogging obligations.
I will also be cutting back on the number of independent reviews that I take. Writing a review is so very time consuming and I’m ready for a break. I want some freedom from deadlines.
I’m also considering restructuring the number of posts per week. Right now I blog 3 days per week on this blog and 2 days on my food allergy blog. I might drop that number down. That’s still a consideration. We’ll see……so expect a few quiet days here on the blog as I determine how to best structure my calendar.
What I want to do is get back to blogging for the writing and the sharing of our homeschool journey. I plan to focus more on what our family is doing and have a few more personal glimpses into our life here. I just want to write my thoughts when they come to me and not have a booked blog calendar of scheduled posts. I’m ready for a more laid-back approach for a time.
So, I’m giving you a little warning that I’ll be taking a slightly different direction here in the upcoming months. And, if there’s anything you’d love to see me blog about, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to hear your thoughts and answer your questions.