Summer is both too busy and sometimes too full of downtime. Lots of hurry-up-and-wait..like at swim practice, soccer camps. Lots of time to think. Should I scale back on my blog? Could I ask the small group on my mailing list to follow me on Twitter instead? What is the purpose of Flickr? Should teachers be on Facebook (even if they are just there to keep an eye on their own kid?). Should I have more organized posts? Should I share more of my house and family here without fear of too-much-information?
I'm sure everybody has a little trouble blogging during the summer. I know I should use the auto-post feature but I always feel more "real" if I write the post on the fly. Even if that means I have to stop in the middle, run to the back door, and yell "for the love of God will you two leave your sister alone?". No wonder my recent posts seem to have a slightly crabby edge.
The post last week about the fat quarters really, really made me feel better about this crazy blogging business. To take something so simple and find so many readers excited about the possibility of making something from them reminded me of how fun it is to share stuff…ideas, supplies, little peeks into our lives. Is this blogging bliss?
At the very least, I'm going to rearrange my blog a little…freshen things up. Maybe take some small steps out of my box, try more ideas, finally attend an art workshop, share more.