Is Blogging Dead? Random Thoughts.

I logged onto my blogger account this morning and added up how many times I have posted this year. Eight times. Eight. There was a time where I would have posted that amount in a ten day period. It makes me so sad that I let the self doubt win. There is a well known quote by Eleanor Roosevelt that says 'Comparison is the thief of joy' and it is so true. I written countless posts on not feeling like I measure up and comparing myself to other women but in the long run who is my comparing hurting? No one but myself and in the process I lost my love of writing.

When I don't write for a period of time. I get antsy. Frustrated. It's like a scratch that I have to itch. It's my therapy. My way of making sense of everything that goes on in my mind. Right now I have nowhere to write but here, hence this random-out-of-the-blue post. I need an outlet so here I am. Half of me wants to start a completely new blog. A blank slate but I have years worth of memories in this space. My children lives are documented here and to end it completely. I don't know if I can do that.

It's been said before that blogging is a dying form of social media. People prefer Instagram. A photo with a caption. It's easier to share and easier for the reader to digest. In a world where people are constantly on the go they don't have time to sit and read a whole post. I disagree. I still love reading blogs. Many a night whilst feeding Henry, reading other blogs has kept me sane. It might be harder to find the time to sit down and read them but connecting with other people is what it's all about. Being able to say 'Me too.' Being able to make a connection with people. We no longer have that village that previous generations had. I can go for days only seeing other adults on the school run. Sometimes whilst life is so busy it can also get lonely. Being a Mum is the best and most rewarding job I've ever had but in all honesty, it is the hardest one. Constantly second guessing yourself. Wondering if you're making the right decisions. Wanting to be a good role model. Hoping that you're raising them to be adults that are going to contribute to society. We all have the same fears when we're parenting but sometimes it feels as if those fears are yours alone, so reading a post from another Mum who voices those same worries is comforting.

So for today I will stop comparing. I will take all that self doubt. All those fears. I will write and say "Me too...."

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