Really? Have I really only posted four times in 2015 even though the year is already more than half over? This is why I wasn't sure I should start a blog in the first place. Would I be able to keep up with it? Would my faithful readers (all 2 or 3 of them) be disappointed if I didn't post as regularly as I planned? Or worse, would they not even notice if I failed to post?
I want my writing life to look like this.
But it often feels more like this as I try to keep up with deadlines, family, and church responsibilities.
It's not like I haven't been writing. That would be even more of an epic fail. Truth is, I blog almost every week. Every second and fourth Thursday on Christian Children's Authors and every third Friday on Doing LifeTogether. Plus I'm working on rewriting a juvenile fiction book. Which is why I struggle to post here. But I'm hoping to change that.
My friend, Andrea, recently started her own blog called ARHtistic License. Check it out if you're creative in any way. And who isn't? She encouraged me to come up with a schedule of what I'd like to post each week. So here's my plan.
Me Monday - This will be a post that will help you get to know me better. I'll share something about myself that you may not have known. In return, I hope you'll share something about yourself in the comments so I can get to know you, too!
Timeless Tuesday - Some things never go out of style. Like kindness, faith, love, laughter. I'll share a tidbit about something I deem to be timeless.
Wacky Wednesday - About halfway through the week we just might need a laugh. I'll share something that's crazy, weird, funny, or hard to believe.
Thoughtful Thursday - Things that make me think, meditate, look within, and the like will be my focus. Might be a scripture, a quote, or a short story.
Finally Friday - Let's talk about our weekend plans. What will you do? Or what do you wish you could do?
Now you may be thinking what does any of this have to do with parenting, as the title of this blog suggests? But really, doesn't parenting involve almost every aspect of life? Isn't it sort of all-encompassing? Yeah. That's what I think, too. What doesn't have to do with parenting if you're a parent? After all, your whole life is an example to your kids. So, I reserve the right to preempt any of the theme days above to post an article about parenting (or anything else that comes to mind). My goal is to be more intentional and regular with my posts. I'll still try to make a lot of them about parenting. But the content will be more well-rounded, like a good parent should be.
So wish me luck, send up a prayer for me, cross your fingers, or do whatever you think will help me stay on track with this. A two-by-four over the head, anyone? Just as in parenting, I need all the help I can get. And while you're at it, go ahead and become a regular member of this blog and add your email address, too, so you can get these posts dropped right in your inbox.