After five plus years of blogging, I still enjoy writing and preparing posts, reading comments, and interacting with the many friends I've made through blogging. However, over the past few months I've struggled with finding the INSPIRATION to write and post as often as I would like. It seems fewer and fewer readers are commenting, and I sometimes wonder how many of you are still out there reading along. Of course, I've noticed that I don't comment as often as before either. When I'm traveling I often read blogs on my phone, but it's too cumbersome to comment.
As I've reflected on this recently, I realized that my lack of motivation to blog could also be that I've gotten in a rut with my posts. I really like to share my layouts and am doing a pretty good job of that as I continue to work toward completing our 2011 albums. (In fact, here's a two-page layout I created to showcase photos from Robbie's MBA graduation that year!)
I'm also doing great with my monthly INSPIRATION updates. However, I realized that I've not take time for the other posts that I also enjoy (and that others hopefully find interesting/ informative/entertaining!) - books reviews, organizing projects, glimpses of life around here, recipes I've tried, and things I'm learning. For example, did I tell y'all that I got to spend time with Cheri recently? She was in Texas to visit her mother, and we met up for lunch and a stroll through the Frisco Mercantile.
In an effort to get out of this rut, I'm joining in with Cate of life behind the purple door as she blogs every day in May. She's provided a list of prompts for each day and will also be hosting a daily link up. Most of the items on the list are things I already enjoy sharing (what I'm reading this week, foods we eat), however there are a few prompts that will challenge me to dig deeper to produce a post (the most important lesson my mother ever taught me, what would I do with a million dollars).
I still plan to share my INSPIRATION update and some of my crafty creations throughout the month, so I may even post more than once on some days. Of course, there's also the possibility that I'll miss a few days! But I'm looking forward to using Cate's prompts to blog along every day in May. Want to join us? Click HERE for all the details.