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New Year’s Resolutions

New Years Blogging Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions. We all make them. We all break them. But this year I’m making a resolution I can stick to. And you’re involved.

My New Year’s resolution is to blog less.

Yes. You read that right.

Less.

It’s not to master a social network or double my page views or monetize. There’s nothing wrong with those goals. I’ve set them. I’ve helped people reach those goals.

They just aren’t for me. Not this year.

I’ve been blogging 3 times a week for four years. Regularly for 11 years. And while I still love blogging, that pace has become unsustainable. Especially as blogging has evolved into one stunningly styled blog post after another. I can’t complete — I don’t have the time, resources, or talent — and I’m wearing myself out trying.

Instead, I want to use that time to take an extra barre class every week. To read another book. To take my dog on an extra long walk. To nap.

So where do you come in?

Well, I’m hoping you don’t leave me high and dry.

I’m so grateful for all of your comments and shares and emails and I know by blogging less frequently I risk you spending your time elsewhere and being pushed to the bottom of your reading list. It happens. I understand.

But I’m still going to be here! And on Twitter. And Instagram. Always ready for a chat.

So, keep visiting, okay?

19 thoughts on “New Year’s Resolutions

  1. Not going to leave. I appreciate quality over quantity. And the time I would have spent reading your blog post will go toward writing a card. A real snail mail card to brighten someone’s week. That is my resolution. More yoga & card writing. Less sugar. So Happy 2015. Looking forward to seeing your posts whenever they appear.

  2. Although I love your blog, I get it. If you don’t truly love it or if it takes up too much time that you could be doing something else, it probably isn’t worth it. And you should always, always read more.

  3. I’m also planning to blog less. I feel terrible, because I don’t always comment, but I do read your posts. Not many people comment on my blog anymore (even though I see the numbers, they are reading) so I’ve become a slacker. That’s not right!

    1. I read yours, too! I try really hard to respond to all the comments on my blog, but I admit that I’m terrible at leaving comments on other blogs even though I know how fulfilling they are. Looks like I’ve got another blogging resolution!

    1. I need to do more of those even though I don’t think they’re my strong suit. I’m always afraid that what I want to say won’t come out right or someone at work will read it and assume something or other excuses.

  4. I salute your goal and will stick by you. Hopefully you will be inspired by so much that your scheduled doesn’t change too much 🙂 I love your blog and cannot wait to see what will come.

    to a great 2015!
    – Jaime

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