I'm turning into the "once-a-week" blogger.
Which is a pretty dramatic turn from my "4-times-a-week" blogger
back when I pregnant doing weekly updates
and simuletaneously doing the 30
Day Week Writing Challenge.
It's not for lack of interest.
I have a backlog of topics stored in my phone.
Instead, it's due to time.
Which brings me to my current comparison...
SAHM vs Working Mom:
Time to Blog
I first got into blogging when I was pregnant with Aaron (this blog),
shortly after I had switched jobs
and transitioned from a crazy stressful work environment,
to a calm, "mom friendly" work environment.
In my "mom job" (as I refer to it),
I had plenty of time to blog during the workday.
I am incredibly fast and efficient worker
(particularly when it comes to spreadsheets),
and most times I could get everything done within 4-5 hours,
leaving me 3-4 hours to kill in front of my laptop.
Of course a good employee would have asked for more work.
But I wasn't looking to earn any golden stars.
And I rather liked my downtime.
I'd socialize with coworkers and walk the halls,
blog away about whatever,
pin everything in sight,
and some days I did truly find the end of the internet.
Of course, like any job, some weeks were crazy busy.
Some weeks had a lot of travel.
But overall, it was pretty calm.
Contrast that to staying home with these two monsters.
I've already talked about how staying home gives me more time to do things.
Laundry? No problem.
Cooking dinner every day? On it.
Keeping a clean house? Sure
Errands? Yay! A distraction!
But sitting in front of my laptop blogging?
My evenings are blissfully free now that I'm doing everything during the day,
but I've never liked being on my laptop in the evenings.
The glare of the screen is bad for sleep.
(Of course you could argue the same about TV,
but I think it's different since the TV is far away.)
And I'd just plain rather read in the evenings.
The rare once-a-week blog post is usually thanks to an unexpectedly long naptime,
where I got everything done and still have time spare!
It's pretty rare.
But don't you worry,
I will keep this blog going,
populating it with a slew of uninteresting topics that no one cares to read about.