blogging, sponsors and balance.
This is something I have felt guilty about for awhile. Where is the balance between just enough and too much. I often feel a lot of guilt over not responding to comments, emails or doing big sponsor posts anymore. I feel like I am cheating my readers out of something...it feels weird even typing that up because I know that I don't have that same standard for other bloggers. It makes me smile to see when someone has responded to my comments but in all honesty, I forget places I left comments and half the time just putting my thoughts out into the universe was the only satisfaction I was after. This is what I remind myself of because I really can't do all those things. I try and respond to the important emails, sometimes I fail. I try to respond when someone has a question in the comments, and sometimes I fail. I keep up with my facebook page...but again, I fail. I feel a pang of guilt when I see my sponsors and feel as though I should do more for them but then I remind myself that I didn't promise more or less and that they sponsor for the same reasons I do. They like a blog enough to feel good about supporting it and/or they want more traffic on their blog/shop. Simple. I get so frustrated. Its so hard to balance the things blogging seemingly demands with the more pressing, nurturing my children, my husband, my home. How does one do it without snapping at children so they can respond to emails? I need more scheduling in my life to get this accomplished but I think I am coming to terms with the fact that a schedule won't work for my life right now.
This is my frustration, sometimes I feel like giving up blogging altogether because I cannot do it all. Its such a perfectionist tendency of mine, but its there.
I do feel as though I fail my readers and sponsors.
I want to be sure that you all know that literally, every single comment, every single sponsor, email or any other gesture does not go unnoticed or unappreciated.
If you have bought even a $5 spot from me it is noticed and appreciated. There are many times it has helped loosen the tight belt on our finances, and it has meant a lot.
So I guess this post is a plea, for you to please, have mercy on me. I hope you don't feel this way, I hope in some way you feel as though this blog has been a safe haven for your thoughts, inspiring on some level and a source of encouragement for you. Please, share your thoughts. I really do care. xoxo