The future of the blog

by Jessie K on April 15, 2014

IMG_6973I’m taking the rest of the week off to head up north — Jersey and New York City or bust! — with the girls for June’s Spring Break.

Thanks again to everyone who commented about the future of the blog. I think I’ve decided to keep it going because I really don’t have it in me to stop completely. I’ll combust if I don’t write. The core issue I’ve been having — other than having no time, Katie is literally crying in the Bjorn as I write this!What an awesome mom I am! — is that all I’m doing right now is mom stuff. My life right now centers around diapers, bottles and laundry. And while these topics are totally riveting, I’m having a hard time finding inspiration in the every day, go figure. Besides, I don’t really want to turn this into a “mommy blog.” Not only is that term totally pejorative and annoying, the topic is not really where my writing strengths lie, and I know that more than anyone. I’m more about ham banana hollandaise.

What this means: I’m going to take the pressure off myself to post everyday because if I post everyday you’ll be reading about diapers, bottles and laundry, which makes the eyes roll back in the head just thinking about.

Enjoy your Spring Break! I know I will!

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Jessica April 15, 2014 at 10:16 am

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great news! most of us just enjoy hearing what you have to say, so if it can’t be every day we’ll take what we can get!

sarah April 15, 2014 at 11:42 am

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here here! im happy with eggs friday and occasional life an banter!

Sheila April 15, 2014 at 12:01 pm

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Absolutely right! We’ll take what we can get any time you feel like writing. Have a wonderful spring break — and thanks again for deciding to carry on!

katie April 15, 2014 at 1:01 pm

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You are awesome.I am glad you are not giving up your blog completely,but whatever you decided would be okay.

Brenda April 15, 2014 at 1:17 pm

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Didn’t get a chance to comment on your “I’m thinking of stopping the blog” post as I’ve been overwhelmed with life, but I’m very excited that you will continue. Like the others here, I’ll take what I can get because I so enjoy them. I always get a smile or laugh out loud after reading your posts. Love you writing, and I do enjoy the Mommy posts simply because you write with such humor. Write what moves you, we’ll be reading with enjoyment!

Penny April 15, 2014 at 1:38 pm

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I too, preoccupied with life and the winter blahs, didn’t see the blog til today. I soooo enjoy your writing and would hate to see you give it up. So, yes, by all means do what you can. Family is important and your daughters n husband will appreciate your sacrifice.

Deb April 15, 2014 at 5:33 pm

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Good.

Jill Adams April 15, 2014 at 8:03 pm

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I’m happy to read you’re not turning this blog into a “mommy blog”, don’t get me wrong, children are 100% important, I have three of them. But as you’ve mentioned in bringing up diapers, bottles, and crying, so much of our lives as mothers is about our children (stating the obvious in terms, I know). We’re women in addition to mothers, and more often then not, I get online to connect with adult women and step outside of the mom stuff for a bit….. Thanks for keeping it real!

gypsypf April 16, 2014 at 11:05 am

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Write on! Good choice, Jessie. I’ll be checking in about once a week or so.

Arum April 16, 2014 at 11:47 am

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i think it would be too stressful to write every day… take your time gal! but don’t stop!!! you’re my connect to rural VA. i’d miss you too much!!

Janelle April 16, 2014 at 5:23 pm

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Oh my gosh! Joysey? You’re coming to Joysey? So wish you could stop by to a little oasis in the middle of the state – a town called East Amwell. We’re here at Hard Cider Homestead…
And selfishly, I’m so glad you’re not going to stop. Just here and there is fine! And whatever you write about is fine with me. You’re writing is so entertaining that the topic is unimportant; it’s your style and humor that I love so much! Besides, you’re up to your ears being a mommy. That’s your #1 job now!
So, thank you!

Patty April 16, 2014 at 5:29 pm

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Whew!

What a relief to hear you will continue the blog. If not, I was going to have to find some kind of blog withdrawal group to join.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, Jessie.

alycia April 16, 2014 at 11:49 pm

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I thoroughly enjoy your blog! For what it’s worth…our lives are lived in seasons, with a new baby, its a red letter day if I shower. I think you are wise to limit your personal expectations. But I’m glad you’re sticking around. You are so great with words. I love seeing your new home. Besides, it’s nice knowing another fellow mom out there feels the same way I do at times. Soak every moment in because this season is gone all too soon.

Betty Lightner April 17, 2014 at 9:04 am

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Enjoy your trip! Look forward to continue reading your blog posts!

Beth-Anne April 17, 2014 at 4:46 pm

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It made me happy to hear that you’re going to keep up the blog, but don’t be too hard yourself ;)

Enjoy your trip!

Catherine April 17, 2014 at 7:19 pm

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Oh my! Just catching up on reading your last few posts – was so sad to hear you were considering stopping, though I can understand on many levels… Now so very glad to hear you’ll be continuing, at whatever pace you choose!

Jerijoed April 18, 2014 at 4:48 pm

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Thank you for not leaving us!

Sheila April 21, 2014 at 12:11 pm

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I love this plan!

Charlie April 22, 2014 at 10:46 am

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I’m glad your continuing the blog because I’m not sure where on the world wide web I could find such delicious recipes. Life is constant change and we all have to make some accommodation for it. For what it’s worth your an excellent writer and funny as hell!

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