There are many many reasons why I have made the decision I have made. It is not a decision I have made lightly and I assessed a variety of options before settling on this one. I have taken into account my aim of spreading smiles through the medium of blogging, my loyalty to the readers of theamazinglifeofrose and the increasing chaos in my life which is accumulating in direct correlation with my blogging.**(see below).
It is NOT my intention to create a wave of despair (though I am aware that some disappointment is inevitable) but I have come to the conclusion that my daily blogging is unsustainable unless I neglect other areas of my life. As previously documented I am a fluctuating five and the house is curently at level 4 and at high risk of falling further. Ignoring the washing up, cooking and hanging out washing has given Frodo the opportunity to take sole responsibilty for getting them done and I’m pleased to report that he has stepped up the challenge. However no-one in the house has been proactive in tidying and hoovering. My own usual contribution could be likened to putting one log on a campfire – it doesn’t make a huge difference but keeps it going until the time and energy are available to pile on more logs and raise it to glorious heights, or at least level 7 heights. The metaphorical campfire is at the present time merely smouldering and without immediate action it will need an enormous effort to get it back to the steady, albeit low, level.
Another factor which has been key to my decision is the conflicting pressures of maintaining a daily blog and being a good employee/prospective good employee which have been building. You may have noticed that occassionally a day has passed without a blog. This has been due to either work related activities or job application deadlines looming. All in all this is a very unsatifactory situation which leaves me feeling guilty and regular readers feeling cheated (I assume this is the case – no one has directly berated me over this).
In an attempt to establish a workable balance I have come to the decision that my blog will become a twice weekly publication. Friday and Monday are the optimum days. Fridays because the weekend lies ahead for doing ‘real life’ things and Mondays because they are Zumba nights and I will be feeling invigorated. For those of you who are not familiar with wordpress, there is a feature called Stats. This allows me check how many people have viewed my blog posts and where in the world they are. It was very exciting when I had a US reader and a Spain reader. This excitement was short lived though. They have not returned for a second viewing. UK readership is unpredictable with highs and lows but so far the numbers have been sufficient to keep me blogging : ) Remember use or lose it!
** By direct correlation I mean the more I blog the more chaotic every other aspect of my life becomes. I wasn’t sure if I was using the term in the correct sense so I attempted to clarify this. Through a quick google I came across this webpage http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Correlation_and_dependence . It didn’t help with my original query but it does answer a question that I have asked myself before. Namely ‘Should I have followed a career is statistics?’