Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tuesday Tips: It's Never Too Late



This is an apology post.  I've been a horrible blogger and an even horrible-er (that's a word, right?) friend to all of you.  I've been trying to post as often as I can (I found a way to get around the security block at work for posting) but I have been too distracted and too busy to respond to comments and visit other blogs.  It's not fair to you guys (who I still love) and I'm sorry.

Now that we're just about settled in at our new place (just a few minor adjustments left until we're fully settled), I've got a little more time on my hands in the evenings and weekends to watch Netflix, read, do crafts, etc. - all the things I was always too tired to do before (even though we lived close to work, school, restaurants, etc.).  My evenings are much more relaxed and less chaotic than before and I love that most of the time when I get home now dinner is cooked (thanks to my M.I.L. who lives on the other side of the duplex and always cooks enough for a small army) and the kids have their homework finished, Joey's already been home for a couple hours and has cleaned up the house a bit, and all I have to do is eat, get the kids ready for bed at 8pm and relax until I decide to crawl into bed.

Hopefully tonight I'll be able to workout and get some blogging done.  I've really missed reading your blogs and stalking the crap out of your lives.  I feel like I've lost touch with quite a few of you and I want that connection back, dammit!  I know I've been in and out of the blogging world lately especially because of the security block bullshit but I'm trying!  I've got to start setting and hitting goals again because I've been in such a slump, I need motivation!

Here's my blogging goal for the rest of the year:  Comment on at LEAST 10 blogs every day and make 1 NEW blog friend every week.

What do you think of my goal?  Do you have any blog things you'd like to apologize for?  Have you started your blog goals for 2015 yet?

P.S.  I also realize that I owe you guys a giveaway for this month too.  I'll get on that before the week is up, I promise!  While we were moving and packing, I was forced to go through all my crap and realized how much good crap I had lying around that would be great for giveaways.  I'm debating whether I should just use one item at a time or just do a "Crap I Found While Moving" prize pack.  Any thoughts or suggestions?

18 comments:

  1. Ive been a terrible blogger lately so I cant say a thing! Thats a good tip btw :)

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  2. No need to apologize girl! Life gets the best of all of us from time to time!!!! Glad that you're almost settled in and how nice to live across the way from your MIL who cooks for you. THAT'S amazing. No cooking, shopping, meal planning, or clean up. Wow, make a new blog friend a week. You're gonna have a lot of commenting to do ;). Great goals though. I think I *might* set goals to promote twitter and instagram as my go-to social media for the blog. As for your giveaway, I'd say do whatever is easiest in terms of shipping since it may be cost-effective to ship all at once or break it up.

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  3. don't apologize! life happens, we totally understand! I totally have a mental goal to comment more but some days I am a terrible blogger, and then my bloglovin feed has four gazillion unread posts that make me feel guilty too.

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  4. I posted a blog similar to this last week. And to repeat someone else's comment... I think we're all going through this blogging hiatus.

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  5. eh, it happens. work is really shit right now and keeping me all kind of busy so i haven't had time to respond to comments or read as much as i'd like to. hopefully we both get some time off to relax/get back to it!

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  6. It's part of life, no need to feel bad. If life is hectic than blogging is the last thing that I want to do. It just gets complex sometimes.. Just glad to hear that you are in a better place and happier.

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  7. We can get back on track together! I havent posted since i found out i was pregnant lol. And congrats on the move i know how much you was ready to get out of there.

    Also i tried to comment already so if you have two comments from me...just blame the phone lol.

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  8. I know what you mean! During the end of October to mid November, I just got super busy with other stuff, that I didn't blog for about 2 weeks, which sucks, but at the same, time I think it's okay for bloggers to leave for a little bit, and just take a little break! Hope that you had a relaxing time, and thank goodness for family right?

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  9. I've been a terrible blogger lately too. Since I moved my internet has been on the fritz and for some reason I can't get to some blogs from my computer so I can only comment through my phone. Glad your evenings are more relaxing since you moved.

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  10. I've been thinking about goals too... but honestly, I think that I still want blogging and reading blogs to be fun to me!

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