During the summer, I often hear families discussing the subject of screen time for their kids. How many hours should TV be limited to? Computer time? Video games? I have even found myself wondering if I was allowing my son to play Wii too much as he would whine when asked to play outside. Dave is a big TV person. On his days off the TV is on first thing in the morning and pretty much stays on all day. When he gets home after work, the first thing he does is turn on the TV. Now he does not always sit and watch it, but he enjoys having it on for background purposes. I, on the otherhand, am not really a TV person and can do just fine without background noise too. I'm perfectly content with a bit of quiet now and then, thank you!
If you were a fly on the wall in our house, at some point you would probably have heard me complaining how it drives me crazy that the TV is constantly on. However, my complaints came to a screeching halt when Dave countered my argument by pointing out that my computer was on as much, if not more, as the TV was. Not only that, but I an engaged with it much more than he is with the TV. Well...um...maybe... Okay, I confess he is absolutely right.
I am addicted to blogging. I began blogging to keep my family and friends up to date with the kids, but now blogging is much more than that. I am definitely a mommy blogger whose niche is well...life as a mom. I enjoy telling about our family's adventures, talking about being a teacher, or just plain rambling. Writing posts make me happy and I have mentioned before that I blog for my sanity. While updating my own blog brings me much enjoyment, I also greatly enjoy reading other blogs. I have watched my Google Reader grow from 10 or so blogs to many, many more and I look forward to reading all the new items each day. I also like to leave comments because not only do I want people to know I read and enjoyed their posts, but also because I do hope they will come and visit me too. And they have! It has been awesome to watch my Feedburner readers grow, more and more hits displaying on my Statcounter, Technorati ranking increase, and to have at least a couple comments on each post. I'm a data junkie so reading all these numbers and trying to find ways to keep them increasing is a blast.
However, I know that there can be something known as too much of a good thing. I'm wondering if perhaps I put to much time into my
This is where I need your help. Tell me...
- Do you set limits for your screen time?
- When do you do most of your blogging/twittering?
- Do you find yourself trying to schedule posts?
- Do you take a day "off"?
- Do you ever question if you spend too much time blogging/twittering?
I guess I'm looking for the reassurance that I am not damaging my kids for life and that it is okay to enjoy my new found passion for blogging. Many of you are wonderful mommies and have awesome blogs so come on share your secrets!
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