I didn’t intend for so many weeks to go by without writing a post. Life has gotten away from me once again. Words are always, always, swirling in my head, wanting to make their way onto paper, but alas, sometimes, it just doesn’t happen.
I have a blogging plan. Seriously. Lists of topics and titles of posts that are in my head. I even have a planned calendar full of posts. To be honest with you, March is halfway over and the 6 posts I had planned to write before today? Still sitting there, staring at me. Calling out to me. Pleading with me to write. Write. Write. Write.
But the time. The time to get them down. The time when there’s already too many spinning plates that taking the time to write feels like a luxury. I have to have grace for myself. That blogging, while I want it to be a priority and a focus, just can’t be my number one priority.
I’ve followed blogs for years. And I see other bloggers with more spinning plates than I have and wonder how in the world they do it. Even when they claim they don’t do it all, somehow, they are still posting several times a week. Share with me your secrets, blogger friends, because I don’t have them.
If I’m being honest with you (because I am, always), I want to blog on a regular basis. I’m writing because I want to. Yes, I have big plans for this blog. I have people and companies and farmers I want to feature on here. And my hands are itching to get words on paper. My brain is screaming at me to put the words on paper already. And when you’re blogging, it’s not really paper. But just to get them off my mind. Onto a space.
Some people blog to make money (I’d sure like to do that one day). Some people blog out of passion for something (I sure do have a lot of passions to write about). Some people blog for just themselves (It certainly feels like that’s me). But to stick with this thing? To stick with writing and putting yourself out there? You have to just really like writing. You have to see yourself as a writer. You have to know that even if no one is reading, even if no one cares, you just have to keep writing. And even if it’s three weeks since your last post, you keep writing. Even when you’re writing and not posting, you keep writing.
So, I’m going to keep writing. Even if it’s taking the fifteen minutes I just did to write that I need to keep writing. It might not be as much as I want right now. It might not be as meaningful and deep as some of my other posts. But I’m going to keep writing.
I’m going to remember that these are the days of perfect normalcy. That even though I want to write more, these are the days of knowing my priorities.
These are the days of growing readers,
and a business.
These are the days of daring. The days of a beautiful life.
Tell me about you? What are your “these are the days of” moments?