This week has been so busy with trips to waterparks, beach days, hanging out with friends, and taking long walks that I just realized I haven't been around here in a few days.
You know what though?
I honestly have been ok with it.
Usually when I think about going MIA from the computer I start to shake, my palms get sweaty, and my blood pressure rises. Ok so maybe that is a bit extreme, but you get my point. I don't much like being separated from my bloggy world. However, I've had so much fun this past week that I've been second guessing the importance I place on the blogosphere.
Like many people I originally started the blog to keep family and friends updated on what was happening. Then I made it more about me as I shared stories of teaching, being a working mom, and my weight loss journey. I also added some random musings here and again when I had something I wanted to say. It worked for me and blogging was fun. A hobby that I enjoyed.
Then I started becoming slightly obsessive about it. I was always on the lookout for my next post. I was more worried about writing about life than actually getting out and living it. I started writing for a couple other blogs, adding reviews to my blog, and in my own little head began striving towards becoming a blogger elite. Or at least a minor league blogger. Anyways, blogging started becoming a job and writing was becoming work.
I've always admired the mommybloggers who update daily, get the awesome products, and have sponsors coming out of the wazoo, but what I tend to overlook is that they work their bottoms off to get there. For most of them, blogging is what they do. It is their job. They work hard and are rewarded for their efforts.
But for me, I already have a job. A job that I think is pretty important. I make a difference in a child's life. I inspire them. Instill in them a love of learning. Teach them to be a productive citizen. I may not get Frigidaire appliances, trips to Disney, be a Walmart blogger, or attend the latest blog conferences, but I get even better perks...the smiles, the hugs, the joy of seeing pride erupt from a child who just realized they "got it."
So for me I'm going back to simpler times. Times when my blog was my blog and I only blogged for me. I may not ever be on any top ten mommy blogger list, but I think I'm gonna have a great chance of getting to the top mommy list with my kiddos and maybe even top teacher list too!