Have you ever bit of more than you can chew?
I have and it's finally nice to be able to play catch up and get back to normal.
I've always wanted to host a linky party/blog hop so when Rednesday became available it seemed perfect for me. I jumped at the opportunity to host it.
But along the way, I've seemed to lose something...
The requirement to host and blog has become difficult for me to maintain. It takes me nearly an hour to put the weekly Rednesday blog post together. I was frantic over featuring everyone, not wanting to leave anyone out, and there was a lack in my blogging and commenting with other bloggers.
I wasn't CONNECTING to other like minded bloggers out of friendship but out of obligation.
Motive is important to me.
It was becoming something I had to do instead of wanted to do.
I'd like to simplify and go back to the reason I started blogging.
To make friends and connect.
So, with all that being said, I'm relinquishing Rednesday.
I still love blog hops but I don't think I'm the type of person to host. Participating is more my game.
If you'd like to take over please leave a comment on this blog post and I'll make an announcement directing folks over to your blog.
Thank you so much for visiting, for linking up, and for sharing a part of your life with me!
Most of all, thank you for understanding!
I've been away for a few weeks and was not able to participate but I'm really sorry to see it go. I wish I could take it over but I am aware of my limits. I'll keep watching to see if anyone takes it, I plan to keep participating. Thank you for giving it your best shot!ReplyDelete
Ditto what Jeanne said.... Hosting a blog hop is a big responsibility, but each of us has to do what we feel comfortable with and what brings us joy. Thanks for trying!ReplyDelete
It *is* hard! It's easier if you don't do follow up features but even then, it still feels more like a responsibility! Okay- now go have fun! :)ReplyDelete
No worries Lil, every one of us has bitten off more than we can chew at least once, and probably more than once, lol. Now shake that stress off your shoulders and start enjoying your "regular" blogging world again. :) PamReplyDelete
I'm so sorry to hear that Lil, but I sure understand. Thank you so much for giving it a try! Now get back to enjoying yourself and having fun out in blog land. :)ReplyDelete
Oh - I did have a few thoughts - I don't feel good today and have been laying around ...
- I thought perhaps there could be four hostesses in rotation, so less draining
- or just make it once a month, so less of a burden
- and the last being that those of us that have enjoyed it over the years could still post RED posts on Wednesdays when the spirit moved us, with no host. Perhaps eventually it would find a home, or not.
Just my OCD, working overtime ... ;)
Have fun, hope to see you around ... thanks again!
It would be nice to host Rednesday. I know I have not posted here for so long but if you guys would allow me I would definitely eager to do it. Please let me know my email addy kissess4u7(at)aol.comReplyDelete
Have fun having fun :)!ReplyDelete
Blogging is a total stress reliever for me. When it turns into a chore, that takes all the fun out of it. Yay you for being willing to step back, God will bless that!
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Hey Lil! I'd be happy to do Rednesday.... I love Rednesday and have joined in for the past 2 years. I do the weekly parties for the Etsy Cottage Style Blog. Let me know.ReplyDelete
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Just found this link for Rednesday, a bit late I gather! If someone gets it going again, could you please contact me with the link? I love the color red. Thanks! Here is a recent photo with lots of RED:ReplyDelete
OHBOY OHBOY OHBOY!!!!!!ReplyDelete
I'm so excited. Let me get my ducks...er....'red'birds in a row and let you know when we're up and linkin.I am sure hopin you be one of thefirst to help me and link in......I would hate to have a party...and no one showed. O what am I saying it a Redbesday who can resist..right?
Love your treasures in red!! Yep, there I am. Thanks for fixing it up!! And Thanks for hosting!ReplyDelete
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