I try to avoid blogging about blogging at all costs. It just seems silly to me. But, there comes a time when it must be done, and I suppose now is as good a time as any.
In my self-evaluations this past few weeks, I have realized that I have let this blog take over my life somewhat. For the three years that I lived in Cedar City, it was kind of my lifeline. It kept me sane in many ways while I tried to navigate what was the most difficult time in my life thus far. It helped me focus on all of the good things about my life. Since I moved here, things are different. I feel that blogging doesn't serve the same purpose for me anymore. During Christmas break I barely turned on my computer and I really had a lovely time with my family and guess what? I didn't even miss blogland.
Sure, my interest has always waxed and waned and I'm definitely at a new moon sort of state right now. I know how it goes, and soon enough I'll be bursting with things I want to blog about. So, I'm not going to leave my blog, but I'm definitely not going to spend as much time on it as I have in the past. Nor am I going to spend as much time reading and commenting on other blogs. I have absolutely loved and needed the connections I've made through blogging, but something in my life has got to give and I feel that this is the thing. Again, not going to give it up entirely. Just moderation. No more commenting and reading all morning long...it will wait until the kids are in bed and that will be just fine.
In other blogging news, I have added word verification back to my comment box. After getting a lot of blog spam (blam? splog?) the first year of my blog, I took it off and have had little trouble for nearly three years. Then all of the sudden, this last month or so I have been getting 5 or 6 spam comments per day. Mostly on old posts, but it takes too much time and energy to go through and delete them. So, welcome back word verify. Sorry.
Now, I am off to check off the rest of my lists (half done already!) and live life, even if it hasn't stopped snowing for a week. Coming soon: A picture of my back deck. The amount of snow on it will astound you. I promise.