Friday, 31 August 2018

Future of this blog

Dear friends and readers,

as you probably have noticed already, my posting pace has slowed down quite a bit during the last few months. There are many reasons to that, our little baby being just one of them. Besides taking care of the tiny one, I have tried to reduce the time I have spent on my laptop. I also have not been able to dedicate so much time for snail mail, so there has not been that much to post about.

And now, finally, I started new studies a couple of weeks ago that will requiere a lot of my time. Next month I will continue working as the maternity leave is over... Well, you see that there are many things going on in my life at the moment.

At first I thought I would just delete this blog as it seems like I will not have time for it anymore. But then... I don't know. I feel like needing to have this little place of mine where to babble about this dear hobby with other like-minded people (thank you for being there!).

How should I proceed? Would there be readers for a blog that publishs a post once in a month?

I have also started to think that sharing "just" photos of my in- and outgoing mail is not what I would like this blog to be. On the other hand, I should stay realistic and think of my current situation. What am I able to do at the moment?

I would love to hear your ideas.

Yours,
Laura

Hyvät ystävät ja lukijat,

kuten olette ehkä jo huomanneet, on päivitystahtini hidastunut melkoisesti viimeisten kuukausien aikana. Syitä on useita; lapsemme syntymä on vain yksi niistä. Vauvanhoidon ohella olen pyrkinyt vähentämään koneella viettämääni aikaa. Minulla ei myöskään ole ollut yhtä paljon aikaa etanapostille kuin ennen vauvaa, joten postattavaakaan ei oikein ole ollut.

Nyt viimeisimpänä aloitin uudet korkeakouluopinnot, jotka tulevat viemään ison osan ajastani. Ensi kuussa palaan takaisin työelämään äitiyslomani päätyttyä... No, ymmärrätte varmaan; nyt on monta rautaa tulessa.

Ensin ajattelin vain tuhota koko blogin, koska näyttää pahasti siltä, ettei minulla ole enää aikaa tämän päivittämiseen. Ja sitten kuitenkin... Enpä tiedä. Tuntuu siltä, että tarvitsen tämän oman pienen paikkani, jossa höpistä etanapostista muiden samanmielisten kanssa (kiitos, että olette siellä!).

Miten minun tulisi mielestäsi menetellä? Olisiko sellaisella blogilla lukijoita, joka julkaisee postauksen per kuukausi?

Olen myös alkanut hiljakseen ajatella, ettei "vain" saapuneiden ja lähtevien postien esitteleminen ole oikein sitä, mitä tältä bloggaamiselta haluaisin. Toisaalta nyt pitäisi pitää jalat maassa ja olla realistinen: mihin minulla on tällä hetkellä rahkeita?

Olisi huikeaa kuulla teidän ajatuksianne!

-Laura

8 comments:

  1. I would read your blog! You don't have to finish your blog posts in one sitting, half an hour here, 15 minutes there and you will get something done. You can use your blogging time as "me time" too.
    Whatever you decide, good luck!

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    1. That is one of my problems, too - I always wish to finish such things in one sitting! But you are right, trying to write a post in several phases would allow me to write longer texts, too. Maybe I will give it a try. Thank you for your kind words! :)

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  2. I follow the blogs with a reader (Feedly), so I still would come here if you post once a month. I think that could be a solution for maintaining the blog. A post a month doesn't seem too much, and maybe it's a way of keep the joy of the blog and the correspondance.

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    1. I think I will give it a try. Thank you for taking the time to comment, Eva! :)

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  3. I'll follow it, even if it's published once a month :) No rush, it should be fun, right? Take your time and share your hobby with us :)

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    1. Yep, that's definitely right! Thank you for your comment, Magdalena :)

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  4. Une publication par mois ,c'est très bien je pense ,ni trop ni pas assez comme l'on dit et c'est bien de garder ce fil avec tes lecteurs ,bonne soirée

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    1. Merci pour le commentaire, Fabienne ! Bonne soirée :)

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