This is something I wonder about, is anyone listening?
Or am I talking to myself on here, and a handful of others.
Let me start out by saying that I love blogging. I first started my blog back in September, after we moved to a new state, as a way to keep in touch with friends and family.
It quickly turned to a way that I could be creative and share my ideas with others. I am just one of those people who have to be doing things at ALL times, the more projects, the better! I was blogging for myself, and if anyone out there picked up on an idea, Awesome! If I was just talking to myself on here, that was ok too.
I have some GREAT faithful followers now and I love that I have met some pretty awesome people through blogging.
There are days that I really wonder if blogging is the best use of my time. I have read about blogging burn out and how we have to find a balance that works for us with our lives and our blogs. I can get caught up for hours reading other blogs and bouncing from one to another. I love seeing new ideas and new creations from everyone. I strongly feel that I should not expect people to read my blog if I am not going to take the time to read others.
Yesterday was one of those days. I felt a little down in the dumps. It’s hard to not compare yourself to some of the bigger blogs. I know that they have worked very hard to get to where they are and I haven’t been blogging long, it’s hard to remember that some days.
So, yesterday morning, I spent thinking and wondering and trying to decide if I should keep blogging.
My little guy goes to afternoon kindergarten and he had a field trip yesterday at a YMCA camp. I was a volunteer and helped with his class.
A funny thing happened while I was helping.
I don’t know if you remember my Nature Scavenger Hunt that I created for my boys a couple months back? You can find that post HERE and here is a picture of it. I just picked out items for the hunt that I thought were ok for their age and our area.
Here is the Scavenger Hunt from the YMCA that was handed out to the kindergartners. Let me say, I had never been to that camp or knew anyone associated with it.
When I got my list on the field trip, I look at it and thought it looked familiar. They were using the Nature Scavenger Hunt that I had created for my kids.
What are the chances that on a day that I was down about blogging that I would happen to be on a field trip that happened to have something that I created and shared on my blog?
I think someone was sending me a sign. Keep blogging and don’t worry. There are people listening and you never know if you are going to write that one post that reaches out to that one person who needs what you are sharing.