I haven’t been blogging much lately.
It’s sort of one of those things that is multifaceted:
- I’m getting ready to go back to school and I know I’m not going to have a lot of time for this blog.
- I’ve lost my mojo with being at the computer: the beautiful summer days make me want to be out in the garden, making bread, cookies (Peanut butter cookies, anyone?), and out hiking.
- I keep wondering what in the world I should do with this blog.
Should I keep it and post interesting photos of my journey from time to time? Create Zazzle products with them?
But, time is not on my side at the moment.
Something else is nagging at me.
Egads, I’ve slapped myself upside the head over it.
I really should get going with my Spanish-English teaching blog.
I’m a freaking Spanish teacher, for cryin’ out loud.
I’ve been a hubber for nearly two years and I’ve written a few articles about learning Spanish and languages, but I have yet to write an actual lesson on any of that stuff.
Let me go off the subject for a moment and talk about my date night last night – bear with me: it’s related, I promise.
My husby (to use Considerer’s term) and I watched Julie and Julia - we had a nice dinner, dessert and watched a movie – I love our date nights. The movie was about a girl who decides to write a blog on going through every recipe in Julia Child’s book. She gives herself a deadline of one year and by the time the year was up, she had a book deal and a movie they wanted to make about her.
If every blogger should be so lucky….
While Julie was deciding what sort of blog to write, she and her significant other went through the motions: write about work, write about your life, write about your mother….What was funny was that she said, “I want to write about something other than work. This is my way of ‘getting away’.” That’s when she settled upon cooking, and finding out more about Julia Child’s life.
I think that’s why I haven’t done much with the Spanish stuff, yet. At the time I started all this online writing, I was feeling the burnout from a particularly stressful teaching assignment. I didn’t really want to relive it all by writing more about it.
I am HELLA-FIRED-UP.
It’s funny how the right work situation can inspire you to push yourself and do more than you thought possible. And unlike Julie in this case, I will be blogging about work stuff.
I have the blog ready to go. I just need to add content. But, I’m actually deciding what to add: lessons from A-Z, cultural things, my own experiences, videos of me teaching, teaching methodologies, all of the above, one of the above – I am not sure.
I definitely have opinions on effective teaching. Do I share those? Should I video myself teaching the little guys?
And then there’s the matter of this blog.
On the one hand, I feel like I should keep it. I’m over 300 posts in, and it serves as a hub of all my online activity: photography, art, Zazzle, personal writing, inspiration…really, it’s whatever floats my boat.
On the other hand, that boat doesn’t involve a lot of net traffic, though. Okay, but I have to wonder: is the time I put in here worth it? Plus, there are all those backlinks….
What does a person do when they need to shift their focus to another blog? I mean, I don’t want to cancel this one altogether. There are the backlinks, the Wonderful Wednesdays….my personal writing.
I could just treat this as a journal – I have one that I actually write (not type) in…and most of it would be fine for all to see, haha.
Do other bloggers have these dilemmas?