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Sep 11, 2015

Quality vs. Quantity


This is quite possibly one of the most epic battles of all time:  quality versus quantity.  Is better to have more of questionable quality and character, or to have less of the highest quality and character?  I find myself struggling with this on a daily basis in so many ways.

First,  there is the time issue.  Is less time spent on fewer things, but truly, completely devoted to them better?  Do I spend my time less focused, trying to multitask?  Currently I am doing the latter.  I am trying to work on my blog, other work, while entertaining my children, cleaning my house, doing volunteer work etc, etc.  I strive for quality over quantity, yet I seem to be constantly falling into the quantity category.

How do we do it all?  There is so much on my plate, and everyone's.  I do not think I am out of the normal at all.  I am lucky enough to do freelance work that allows me to work from home, choose projects, and work when I can.  However, I crave set working hours and separate time for everything else.  I want time to focus solely on my children and not feel worried about the house getting clean, Avery's stress levels or the piles of laundry put away.  I want to be able to socialize and enjoy time with my friends without my to do list floating in the back of my mind. 

I am trying to active make change to make quality a priority over quantity.  I am trying to give myself a set window of time to focus on work and this space in our office (when the kids are at school), follow a tight house cleaning schedule (slash get a housekeeper some day!) and live more scheduled, and less fly by the seat of my pants (which always seems to get me stressed and overwhelmed.)  Give me all of your best advice ladies, because this gal needs it.  No matter what our situations in life, we all face similar struggles at some point or another (and if not, please please share you ways with me!)

Finally, this comes down to this blog.  It is my baby.  It's a project that I put my heart, soul, blood, sweat, tears and many, many hours each week into.  I want each post to be written with careful thought and consideration; every picture to be perfect.  That takes time.  Like a large chunk of time.  I don't want to post just to post and throw up something half ass.  I have read a lot of blogging advice to post every single day, and I try, I really, really do, but it is getting harder and harder.  Instead of trying to get posts up to get them up, my posts are going to have more effort in them, and they are going to (hopefully) be damn good and worthwhile reads.  And if not, please let me know!

Again, SEND ME ADVICE.  I crave it and I need it.  I also need a few extra hours per days so throw those in too mmmkay?

Big heart emoticons to all of you who take the time to read and comment because it makes my heart sing (usually Taylor Swift, but sometimes a little Coolio, because Coolio.)

xx-



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12 comments:

  1. It is about balance, and if the blog needs to take a backseat for a bit, or here and there, that's ok. You have to take care of you and the people in your life. The rest of us will be here when you're able to come around :)

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  3. Girl I don't know where it ever became such a rule about every day posting. I'm telling you what when I write only 4 days a week it makes such a difference in my level on sanity. Plus you do fashion pictures and the editing, sizing, picking etc etc takes forever! I think it's all about multi tasking but at the end of the day living your life because the blog world will always be here ;-) xoxoxo

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  4. I've recently started taking a little step back from the blog and not worry as much about posting every single day or commenting on everything or responding to everything right away and it's helped so much - we have to enjoy life and not always be so busy, right?!

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  5. Blogging can be seriously overwhelming in itself - especially coupled with all of the other things you guys are doing! Would cutting down on posts be a good option just for right now? Only posting M/W/F would save a crap load of time in writing and responding to comments, haha. One thing that recently helped me was moving my computer to a designated office space - so I only do blog stuff when I'm in the office. Before I had it in our dining/living room and I felt like I was online all day long which I hated! Sorry for the novel!

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  6. Love this post girl... and I hear ya on time. This hobby of ours can be totally overwhelming, but the great thing about it is it's ours and only ours. We can choose to take a break when we want, and come back when we're refreshed. Don't kill yourself trying to throw a post up every day, and designate a time for blogging. I try to schedule my posts for the week on Sunday evenings, and if I don't have time then I don't have time.

    Happy Friday <3

    Green Fashionista

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  7. Oh, the struggle. It is REAL - and I don't even have the kiddos! Quality over quantity all day long, I vote. Don't post every day; you don't need to. We will all be here to read and love your content when you have the time to put it together. And then you'll be proud of it and have also had more time to focus on those cuties, your work and your home :)

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  8. Totally agree about quality over quantity and you don't need to kill yourself trying to do everything and posting every day! I don't know who came up with that "rule", but it's dumb. ;) Just do what you can and don't worry about the rest!

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  9. I struggle with this too. It's hard stuff, and can totally consume you. I try not to put too much pressure on myself. I post 3-4 times a week and that's great for me. If it's an easy week then I will post 5. But that rarely happens. And ps - get the cleaning lady lol. I got rid of mine and re-got one a few months back, itnfrees up SO much Time and is a breath of fresh air!

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  10. Give yourself a little grace mama!! You have been on the road so much lately that it's only normal to feel overwhelmed. We all go through this during different phases in our lives. You are doing an awesome job and I find the less pressure you can put on yourself, they happier and better you will be. xoxo, Annie

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  11. I miss blogging so much! I haven't posted in about... 4 months :( so you're doing WAY better than I am sister. I am beyond overwhelmed. Working a full time job, helping my mom with her business on the side and also helping my husband run our store. My blog used to be my baby as well, and I feel like I've really had to put it on the back burner :( Keep your head up girl! I think you're doing great!

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  12. Definitely quality over quantity! You need to be happy with what you are doing on here! If it is less posting, then it's less posting! It's always good to disconnect a bit and see where your thoughts are then. Good luck!

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