I read a lot of other ‘mum blogs’ so I can learn from other mothers. Many of these blogs are updated almost daily. They are full of professional-looking photos and fancy widgets. These bloggers are active on social media, tweeting and Facebooking and Instagramming pictures of their picture-perfect kids. My question to these ladies is this:
HOW DO YOU FIND THE TIME?
The Popple demands all my attention. She refuses to be put down and needs to be entertained constantly. If I’m not waving a toy in her face, I’m trying to teach her how to sit (which she refuses to do, insisting on trying to stand instead), bouncing her around to her favourite 90s music videos, taking her for walks or letting her kick her legs around whilst naked (which remains her most favourite thing EVER).
I can’t imagine having the time to craft thoughtful blog posts on a regular basis with both of my hands. I type everything with one finger on my iPad while the Popple is feeding or sleeping*. I tweet only sporadically. The Squirmy Popple does not have a Facebook page or Instagram account. I’ve never even used Instagram. I mean, I’m sure I could figure it out (I worked in digital marketing before going on maternity leave), but my focus needs to be elsewhere. The Popple is busy blowing raspberries and putting her feet in her mouth, and I don’t want to miss a second of it.
Hats off to you proper bloggers with your well-designed blogs and witty, insightful posts. You must be masters of multitasking. I’m in awe. Teach me your secrets.
*Not that there’s much of that going on. As soon as the Popple goes to sleep, I try to sleep too – even if it’s only 7:30pm. Because she’ll probably wake up an hour later. And an hour after that. And an hour after that. Etc. Good times.