I bit off more than I could chew, suffice it to say. It’s hard accepting that I can’t ‘do it all’, when most of my life has a been a testament of will power. But it’s not about that anymore. It’s about living a life that is putting others first, namely, my husband and son. They should be getting my best, and so I need to be more realistic about what I can do with this blog.
When starting out in blogging, I made money purely by having ads on my site and the amount of site traffic I had. I took a break for a while when in graduate school and working after, but when I got back into it this last time (after the birth of our son), it’s not as easy to do. And honestly, it’s stressful having a blog purely in hopes of adding some income to the family pot, because it feels like a lot more work than it used to be. So in talking about it with The Hubs, I will still keep up the blog, because I enjoy it. But anything that might increase stress or make me less-than-attentive to the needs of my family, has to go or be scaled back.
So what does all this rambling have to do with Naturally Sweet Tuesday? Well, I love love love the idea of having a place where we can all share tasty treats that are not as laden in sugar as the average cookie. Because I like having these sources for myself in an easy to view place, so assume others might enjoy that as well. But the amount of work it takes to maintain a weekly link-up is going to prevent me from keeping it weekly. So I’m going to aim for the first week of every month. If you all aren’t keen on continuing to participate, I understand! And I’ll pull it down if there really isn’t any interest. Let’s just see how it goes :)
Thank you for understanding, and for being a participant in Naturally Sweet Tuesday so far (either by linking up a recipe or by reading what other bloggers have shared). I’ve actually tried a few of your recipes and have really enjoyed them. Hopefully I will share those experiences in a blog post soon. Thanks again for your understanding,
p.s. This week is only an announcement of the change, no linky. Please come back next week (first of the month) to start adding your recipes for August!