Nip it in the Bud

As a blogger that concentrates on product reviews, it is very, very, very, VERY easy to get overwhelmed with a backlog of posts to write. Especially around this time of year, my inbox gets blasted with requests from companies to try their items and write honest reviews. This will continue until the new year at which point the work flow is more manageable.

Writing review after review can become monotonous and, well, can suck out any ‘fun’ in writing. Starting now, I’m going to take a deep breath and try to get my creative juices going again.

I have a few topics I’d like to address but I need more. What’s been going on with you? Are there issues you’re concerned with or projects you’ve been working on? Anything interesting happen with you or your kids? Traveled somewhere fun, created something new, or cooking up a storm? I’m all ears :)

About TerriAnn van Gosliga

TerriAnn van Gosliga is the main writer at Cookies & Clogs and Driving Mamas. Born & raised in the SF Bay Area but loves to travel. She's been married to her best friend for almost 14 years, homeschools her 13-year-old daughter, and has an accident-prone lab mix dog.


  1. That’s why I’m not doing a holiday gift guide. It sucks the fun out of blogging and by Christmas, I’m miserable!

  2. I worked all week last week at my kids school, and will do it again 3 days this week. I’m behind, but my family comes first!

  3. I’ve been too busy to write – all last week I tried to get online and just couldn’t. I think I’m going to have to get up earlier to get writing done. Good luck with the product reviews. I know I’ve come to count on them and to get good tips regarding things to buy and where to go for fun from your site. :-)

  4. I just started blogging in the summer, so I don’t get a lot of requests…I am however, taking heed of messages like this, in case the blog does take off in the right direction so I can do my best not to become overwhelmed.

  5. I’ve been using a guest blogging site because I’m at my son’s school 3 – 5 days a week, and with his extracurricular activities, taking care of my home, and reviews and giveaways on my blog, I just don’t have the time to do actual writing for the sake of writing. Maybe come January I’ll get back into really writing. :)

  6. I’m actually enjoying the requests I’m getting, much improved from last year. Are you decorating for the fall?

  7. I’ve been focusing on doing more holiday crafts. Its fun and it gives me something to blog about.

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