Wednesday Potpourri

Wednesday June 15, 2011

A few notes about a few things today.

1. My email newsletter, Mom to Mom. I started a weekly newsletter quite a while ago. That got to be too much for me, so I took a little break from it and tried to decide how I wanted to approach it. As of Monday, my newsletter is back on a monthly basis, with a little different format.

My previous newsletter was topical; for example, one was "Outnumbered by change," another "Outnumbered by self-doubt," etc. I’m still addressing mom concerns topically, but I’m sharing a few other things, too – like recent posts and links of interest to moms. I’m also emphasizing a theme for each month that I’ll trace in my blog. This month’s newsletter addressed "Outnumbered by my lack of trust." (Hence, yesterday’s post…)

If you’d like to subscribe, there’s a black box in the sidebar to your left. I’d love to have you join us! Who knows, you might even find a link to one of your posts in my monthly newsletter.

2. Summer. It has its pros and cons. Of course, as a teacher I seriously feel the pros outweigh the cons, but I’ve discovered one of its pitfalls My ability to look around on the internet has led to some really neat discoveries, but it may have led to a bit of overzealous following on my part. I’m finding it so easy to hit “follow” these days. My only fear is that it may catch up with me when I have stacks of papers staring at me! Oh, well – I’ll deal with that when I have to.

3. Consistency. Summer is a great time, but I’m not sure it lends itself to consistency; I think it lends itself to, most of all, living real life. Although I’ve had a lot of time to devote to my blog in the last two weeks, I may be devoting a bit more to life sans the screen in the coming weeks. Just wanted you to know. If you don’t see my comments as much as you have in the last two weeks, just know I’ll be back; I’m just off enjoying life – living it and taking it all in so I’ll have plenty to write about!

I’ve reached the bottom of the potpourri jar today.

What about you? Do you have thoughts to share on newsletters, summer’s pros and cons, and consistency (or the lack of)?

I’d love to hear!


Jean Wise said...

I think with life consistency is rare. I kept thinking something was wrong since I didn't have it but have learned to enjoy the ride more and worry less about life's structure.

Summer is definitely a pro in my book!!

Unknown said...

i'm with you on following too many blogs....i've had to let go of the belief that i must comment on every post on my blog roll. too many! but, summer is mostly a pro!

mdforkids said...

I'm with you about the summer. I'll be unplugging for longer periods every now and then. Especially on our vacation. Summer is definitely a pro...mostly :)

Laura said...

I do so love your Wednesday potpourri! We are in summer transition right now. Still trying to figure out a good schedule. That said, I have to agree the pros have it!

Hyacynth said...

I could not agree with you more about the lack of consistency in the summer. It's terrible sometimes! I feel like I'm all over the place. Oh, well. Seasons? Literally and figuratively, right?

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