I was looking over my week while enjoying my tea this morning, and I have a few dilemmas in the works. Most of the things on my list have clear cut answers and relatively defined deadlines. Unfortunately, some of those deadlines fall in the middle of the holiday chaos so my personal deadlines are much earlier than the official ones.
All of that being said, my most pressing problem is that I am down to one craft project for the blog. This creates a sort of crossroads. Granted, I have been recycling these crafts for a while and could use some fresh ones to share with you but it also makes me have to look at how many people may actually be enjoying the weekly craft idea. Would adding new ones benefit anyone or would doing so simply be my own busy work? If I do not continue the crafts, should I continue the blog? Again, how many people benefit and is there a chance that more will if I keep plugging away? The movie Field of Dreams said that "If you build it, they will come." I think that is a lovely thought, but it doesn't have much to do with most realities. In the end, the big question is: Is this the best use of my time in the pursuit of my happiness and writing goals. I have a week to decide.
Your input would greatly help. For me, the reality of blogging is a lot like writing in a diary or talking to myself. There is not a great deal of interaction. I'm not trying to force people to participate but I am great at talking to myself throughout the day without the blog. If my thoughts help others, I am glad to share them. If they simply sit here I believe I would be better using this writing time on a project instead of the blog.
Any and all opinions are appreciated. As will all things, if your voice is not heard on this matter, yours becomes the popular vote. Not to be overly dramatic but silence is an awfully loud voice encouraging the end of this blog.
Being a homeschooling parent for 13 years and an independent author/illustrator makes a person learn quite a bit about a lot of things. Now it's time to pass it on!