Saturday, July 19, 2008

TO BLOG OR NOT TO BLOG

Blogging takes time. Time I should be writing. Time I should be reading. And--ahem--time I should be cleaning and cooking.

Yesterday I read the First Presidency message in the April Ensign, twice, and it felt so good. I read it again today. It is called Treasure of Eternal Value and after reading it I realized I live both in the past and the future: feeling remorse or happiness over past events and worrying about future ones. President Monson says I should prepare for the future but live in the present. He's right, of course.

Which leads to my dilemma. I spend time blogging that maybe I should spend writing, or reading about how to write better, or reading uplifting books, the Ensign, the scriptures--I could even do good works, which I don't seem to be doing a lot of right now. I do my church job but maybe not fabulously, like I should. And my favorite hobby, reading blogs, is out the window. I miss my bloggy friends, there just isn't time to get to them all and when I do I don't take the time to leave comments.

So, I have a decision to make. Maybe I won't quit blogging completely, just not do it every day. And if I don't blog every day will I write more? If not then it doesn't make sense because when I blog I am at least writing something.

What should I do? Maybe I need to figure out how to add more hours to my day. Anyone have the secret to that? Then I could do everything and have time for a nap.

4 comments:

Lorraine said...

Hey Lynne's SIL...love your name, been meaning to visit your blog, but wow leaving a comment is difficult, I'm retired I can blog all day lol, Love your site, I'll visit more...;)

Shar said...

Hi Lynne!

I don't know the secret either. I am hopelessly behind on updating my blog, which family member check faithfully to get an update about - mainly - my daughter. I have been thinking about starting my own writing blog. but knowing how behind i get on the family one, will i ever actually post to a writing one? And how do I find time to WRITE creatively, beyond "journal blogging" about our lives? I really have not yet figured it out and I am anxious as ever to hear what everyone else has to say...

One idea I did have was to blog once a week on family updates. My goal is still to write 1/2 hour a day, early in the morning. I haven't met either goal, but hopefully I will make myself do it SOON! good luck and i do so love reading your blog...even if I don't comment :P

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

Shar, my goal is also to write in the morning BEFORE opening email. The ONE day I did it went well but since then I have been weak. I MUST get back on track.

I tried to find you blog but it must be a family one.

Cindy said...

I'm struggling with this dilemma now too, Lynne!! I keep thinking of Elder Oaks talk "Good, Better, Best" from last years conference. I want to the best things. Sometimes it just difficult to figure that out. At least I keep trying!!