So, I was at Blissdom this weekend, and the aim was to soak up as much knowledge about the blogging, writing, social media, advertising, and blog whoring as possible.
But, in truth, I had another agenda as my prime focus.
To ask women who are focusing on making money online Just How in The Ever Living Hell they balance the constant pull the of computer with kids, husbands and toilet cleanings.
I am here admitting I am woefully lacking in setting strong limits on computer time. My kid has told me I don’t play with her enough. She has told me I am on the computer ALL.THE.TIME.
And, I am.
Now, I have taken steps to remove myself from the computer more, and my obvious lack of regular of posts here is evidence that I am making strides. However, I still work over at the Tiki Tiki and I have private PR and copy writing clients and all that requires I sit on my culo a lot. And, of course, I am the production, office, shipping and customer service departments of Los Pollitos Dicen.
There’s always one more e-mail to write, one more post to edit, one more Tweet to send. But, if I died tomorrow, you, dear reader, may leave a comment here, or if you know me for reals post a link on your Facebook status. My demise may end up as a Tweet, even. But, my husband and only child would not be giving too much of a crap about whether I posted enough.
So, I have been struggling to make it all work.
How to I continue to build something for myself, something I love and adore, without sucking as a mother and a wife?
Turns out few of us who are blogging full-time have got it all together. At least that is the feedback I got from the women I hung with at Blissdom. They wanted more on the topic, they wanted the speakers with successful, money-making blogs to tell them exactly how in the hell they manage to produce content, make a living, nourish their families and themselves. One panelist said she realized there were days she didn’t look into her small child’s eyes because she was online and Tweeting. WTF? Sadly, too many of us would have to nod in agreement.
For the record, I know if I was working for someone else, I also would be complaining and whining about lack of time…but, in my fantasy land, the fact I work for myself should translate into clean closets and time for mani-pedis.
OK, OK, blah blah blah on my part.
Are you online too much? Not sure? Read the wonderful Angelica Perez’s post Is Your Time on the Internet Impacting Your Children? Powerful Ways to Find Out and What to Do.
Now, I’m going to go play with my puppy.
Screw the tweeting.