So, I'm trying to balance life more effectively. And after the past 6 weeks we've had here on the Ranch, balancing is requiring a huge OVERHAUL of our day-to-day life.
Blogging is not immune.
I still have my designated blogging days, however I had a brainstorm.
As awesome as my Google Reader is, it was becoming a source of grief in my life. I'd see all this blogging activity mass-producing at exponential rates (posts counting OVER 400+), and feel guilty for missing every single detail.
Problem with catching every detail in the blogosphere? Then I miss every detail going on in my family.
I hate having to choose, but those who know me and love me will understand when I say that I am choosing my family (and my own sanity) first.
But this doesn't mean I want to lose touch either. Just everything in moderation.
Therefore, my Google Reader got put on the chopping block and is now no longer. I've simplified my iGoogle homepage, so I get the necessary basics at first glance. All of my favorite blogs have been moved to my extended toolbar which pops up on the side. This way I can just go down the line when I find the time, and see what updates and details have come through in your life since the last time I stopped in.
To me, it seems simple-enough...
Trust that you are all there. My screenshot only shows so much. And oddly enough it's NOT all in alphabetical order! (Which is VERY bizarre for me, thank you to my OCD. ::wink::) I promise.
So, know that I haven't given up on you all. I just had to reorganize my priorities and what is competing for my attention. If it seems like a long time since my last comments on your turf, don't fret. I'll be back. There's just gardens to plan, dirt to move, sagebrush to rip out, "ranching" to do, Mini-Me's softball to run around for, 8th grade fundraising to do, photos to shoot, Mr LKP's scouts to help out with, RS activities to plan & carryout, single-parenting to do when Mr LKP's out of town working, life to live, and breathing--as well as sleeping--to corner the market on.
Know that you're still in my heart and on my mind, even if the Ranch sounds a bit quiet.
BTW, if you're at all interested in what's competing for my attention from my nightstand, it's these books: