I received a google alert, coming from a forum, where there was a discussion about me. It’s funny really, why would people I don’t know have a discussion about little ol’ me, but they were and it revolved around my noticeable absence in the blogosphere. Now I could have gotten upset about the assumptions that were made that included PR not wanting me anymore, a nervous break down, and not getting enough traffic but I didn’t. In fact, I felt sad for their ignorance.
PR reach out daily but I turn most everything down. While I didn’t have a nervous break down, I was revived spiritually, and I have never gotten tons of traffic.
The fact is, I have removed myself from much of the online space because being a Mom is more important to me. Professional blogging is not a hobby, it is a full time job and in most cases require much more than 40 hours per week. It can quickly become overwhelming and take over every breathing moment. I simply had enough and said, no.more. My time with my family had been reduced and the constant reminder from my boys that I’m on the computer all the time, quickly burned a hole in my head and I began to feel guilty. I had forgotten how to enjoy my kids and I wanted to again.
While I understand that both problogging and being a Mom can be done (and God bless all of you who DO do it), I choose to be a Mom first without interruptions. It has always, and will continue to take priority over everything else in my life. So if you see a lack of posts or zero status updates, it’s not because I was rejected by the blogosphere in any way but because, well, I guess I’m rejecting it, to do what I have always been called to do……..being a Mom.