Blogging Promises (to myself) OYHT

My First Blog Button

I spend a lot of time thinking about blogging. I think about what I wish my blog was like, what it was in the beginning, what it has become, and where I see it going in the future. I semi-participated in a Blogathon this past weekend and didn't accomplish much because of what I said was family responsibilities and exhaustion. I didn't get much accomplished as you can see from my Blogathon wrap-up, but what is the real reason?

Procrastination? Dissatisfaction? Writer's Block?

In the first few months of blogging, I searched for some avenues and ways to gain exposure to my writing so I began participating in a few memes. I remember really enjoying that writing and talking with my husband each week about what I was going to write. It was fun and cleansing in a way. Simply put, I just love writing about my family and my life and that is what I know the most about blogging from my original blog (from 2007).

One of the first things I remember about the memes I participated in was my excitement for Tuesday mornings when I would write from my heart and link up with Shanda from A Pause on my Path. I'm committing myself to getting back to this type of writing again.

I love writing about product reviews and really enjoy the reader interaction I see during giveaway events, but part of my new blogging schedule and gift to myself is a commitment to linking up to the memes I've loved and hopefully discovering new memes that will inspire me to write more – from my heart.


  1. Shanda says:

    I’m glad you link with On Your Heart Tuesdays! I need to go read your post about the blogathon because I don’t know what it is! I do, however, understand the not getting much done and I have had to cut back on my blogging time because other things were suffering.

  2. Denise says:

    Hope you will enjoy your new blog journey.

  3. Erin says:

    What a great commitment…sometimes things can take us down a rabbit hole and we wonder “how did I get here”? I’m fairly new to blogging…so, I plan on linking up to your newbie party tomorrow…found you via Shanda’s linky party…appreciate this post.


    • janet says:

      Oh yay!! I really enjoy the Newbie party as well and some of my other commitments include more support for Newbies like me!! Thanks for stopping by and it’s nice to “meet” you. 🙂

  4. Lisa says:

    I could have written the same thing myself! I totally agree that the reviews & giveaways are fun but it’s just so fulfilling to write from your heart. Good for you for committing to doing this more often! I’m proud of you!! 🙂

    • janet says:

      Lisa, when you get back from all your partying, let’s put together some type of meme or series or something…marriage or friendship or just plain FUN related!! Keep your thinking cap on while you’re in Vegas and don’t forget to play a dollar for me!!

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