As many of my readers know, I have not been blogging for a very long time, and when I say not a long time, its been almost 3 months.
Before launching, I said that I would give myself 6 months to see if this is something I liked, and at that point I would reassess and see if I would want to continue. Well, at halfway in, I cannot imagine stopping…I have enjoyed my time writing and connecting with readers so much. I am a pretty big sap, but I have teared up at some emails I have received from readers.
I have worked to find a healthy balance between spending time with my family, my job, all of my “real life” passions and blogging. One of the points in finding that healthy balance is limiting the amount of time on the computer…which I think sometimes hurts me as I try to grow my blog readership. I spend most of my blogging time assessing site design, creating posts, responding to comments, responding to emails, and when that is finished, I spend some time on FB and Twitter reaching out to other blogs, companies, etc. I actually sometimes use a timer for myself because I am so bad about getting LOST on the internet…yes, the same trick you use with like 5 year olds…ahh!!
Well, I have decided to challenge myself a bit this week and get out there with other bloggers. I am kicking off a 5 day “Commenting Challenge” over at Jenna’s Journey . I am excited to find some other blogs to add to my reading list.
Well, my name is Dana…I grew up in New Jersey (exemplified best by my “jersey ‘tude” which comes out often…), went to school in Virginia, returned to New Jersey for a bit and eventually settled with my family in Connecticut. My house is filled with a lot of love and energy…and my husband of 5 years, 3 1/2 year old son, and 14 month old daughter.