Burning the candle at both ends
I am writing this post from a place of near exhaustion.
I’m not intending to moan, but to give some context to what’s going on behind the scenes of the blog.
I started blogging properly in July last year and have posted almost daily since then…that’s a lot of posts! I now mainly post multilingual flashcards for language learning and book reviews, but I am also hoping to share some more teaching resources too. I hope that my resources have been helpful and I appreciate all the lovely readers who like and comment on my posts.
Recently, as much as I love it, my job has been immensely busy. We are also in the process of buying a house (which is far more complicated than I had ever imagined!).
As a perfectionist (of the rather destructive variety…) I have really been struggling with not being able to have everything in my life perfectly under control. That isn’t helped by the fact that the internet can be merciless when you make a typo or similar mistake. I sometimes get more interaction with a post that contains an error (often typo, despite repeated proofreads) than one that it error-free.
I am trying to remind myself that, while we (in theory!) can do anything we set our minds to, it doesn’t mean that we can do everything all at once!
I am going to continue posting on my blog as often as I can, while still attempting to maintain a balance of posts. I am, however, stepping back from instagram for a bit as I love taking photographs but am never home during daylight to get good enough light for photography.
To all the bloggers out there, working hard at creating the best content they can, whilst juggling everything else that life throws at you – well done!
I know how it feels to become discouraged by a dip in stats or an unkind, throwaway comment (or subtweet!), but I want you to know that your effort is recognised and appreciated.
If you leave your link below, I would be happy to read and comment on any of your posts which you are proud of but have not attracted much love!
Wishing everyone a lovely week!