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July Slowdown

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By Jill—Unnecesarean


Die-hard readers have probably noticed that I’ve slowed down my pace quite a bit in the last month. For what it’s worth, I will be taking July to take care of… stuff. Lots of it. It dawned on me that I used to blog in my head while I was nursing. As nursing went from infrequent to not-at-all, I lost a significant portion of composition time.

My e-mail reply time went from a few hours to one day to a few days to I AM SO EMBARRASSED THAT IT TOOK ME A WEEK TO REPLY. I’m on Facebook less frequently and it’s a rare day that I twitter anything. If you need to respond to something quickly, feel free to send it a second time or unleash the fury of caps lock to get my attention for now. If you post something brilliant on your blog and you really hope I read it, kindly link it on the fan page.

Additionally, prepare yourself for the ritualistic purging of my hard drive. Expect fluff. Expect crap. Expect fluffy crap for the first half of the summer from me. If I am going to start the two large projects that I’m planning and tackle the eleventy thousand journal articles saved on my computer to read later, I’m probably going to need to actually start reading them. Also, it’s been a month and a half since I set up the advertising page but I’ve done nothing with it. Feel free to send the page to anyone you think might be interested in advertising.

Hopefully by now you’ve watched Crisis in the Crib and are formulating your thoughts on the film to participate in Courtroom Mama’s mini blog carnival. Please don’t let not having a blog deter your from participating. You can leave a long comment on the original post by July 2 and Courtroom Mama will link to that. Thank you to Elita and Lauren for spreading the word.

Happy July to you all. Thanks for reading.


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Reader Comments (5)

OMG, you are *human*! LOL Seriously! I am so glad to read this post! I used to do the same thing while nursing... and now I hardly ever write at all since I haven't nursed in a nearly two years... and I was left wondering where all you mom-bloggers get the time. Now I know- you are just like me!

Can't wait to see the "fluff". There has been so much heavy in the past year that I don't think it is a bad thing to have some fluff over the summer.

I hope you have an amazing summer with your little one!

June 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVanessa Manz

Ha ha! You know, I hear people complain about nursing being so annoying and time consuming. Nursing and pumping with my first was much harder and I don't discount what women say about their experience with nursing at all (seriously... too many factors involved to ever judge). This last time, nursing on demand made my life really easy. Plus, where did all of the naps go? Why do they stay up so late? I'd have to become a midnight blogger again to get anything done!

I have a bunch of images, scanned pages and excerpts that would be interesting enough to post without commentary.

Thanks for the kind words!

June 27, 2010 | Registered CommenterJill

If eleventy thousand is a big number when I make that at the farmer's market this week I am going to get tipsy with your tip jar. Thanks for putting that on here. I will be tipping you for good services this winter and I am all for fluff.

June 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSaanenMother

Heh. I just sent you message about how I want to be a farmer when I grow up, then I read this. The problem is that I don't know anything about farming, but I do like dirt and always have. I have thrilling hobbies and interests.

June 27, 2010 | Registered CommenterJill

I am always amazed at how much you are able to write and post. A break makes sense! Enjoy and I look forward to what you'll turn out next. Are you going to raise some chickens?

June 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnother Rachel
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