V&L are growing and doing so much new stuff that I need to write about! I am working on it, but in the meantime, I have a question…
When I publish a new blog post, how do you know about it? Do you use Google Reader?
If you haven’t already heard, Google is retiring Google Reader at the beginning of July. I’ve noticed that some of the bloggers I follow are recommending that their readers connect with them on Twitter to find out about new blog posts. I’m still in the Dark Ages and have never used Twitter. I also don’t have a smartphone yet (crazy, right?!). So with Google Reader going away, I’m wondering if the time is right to retire this blog. After all, if no one will be notified of new posts, no one will be reading anyway. And although I find writing therapeutic, I don’t have much time to sit down and really focus on it. When I do write, it’s usually because, like right now, I’m procrastinating about starting something on my never ending to-do list.
When I started this blog, I was a stay-at-home mom with two health-challenged babies. Life was busy, but they napped often enough that I had plenty of time to record those first 11 months. Then Fate intervened last August, and I was offered a consultant position and have been working full-time (mostly from home) for the past seven months. I’m lucky to have a very flexible schedule and only have to work on-site 1-2 days per week, but my days have honestly never been more full. Because I work remotely most of the time, I end up doing the majority of housework, and the girls are at home with me two days per week (they attend a day care center the other three days to give me time to attend meetings or simply to focus [or regain my sanity!]!). My contract is slated to end at the end of the year, and then I’m not sure what my next step will be. But right now, I struggle to find time to write in this blog even though I have plenty to write about! I hate that I’m not recording my girls’ lives like I had envisioned (although I do post hundreds of pictures and dozens of videos each month on FB). I’m certainly not doing this blog any justice by only writing once every several months. And with Google Reader closing up shop, maybe that is a sign.
I will still leave up my CCRM blog, though, so no worries about that! In the meantime, I would love to learn how you are notified of new blog posts so that I can make a more educated decision about this blog’s future. Please share with me!