Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Wanted: funny thoughts, a pro-bono personal assistant, chocolate, and uncomplicated relationships

There are few things in life that make me cringe more than the thought of become a statistic. When I first started blogging, I found numerous data taunting the fail rate of new bloggers, many discontinuing the habit after mere months. Undeterred, I pressed on, fully confident in my ability to defy those odds. Slowly, I went from posting daily to a few times a week, to once a week, to a new pathetic low of EIGHTEEN days without a blog post.

That does not mean I haven’t forgotten about my lovely blog over the course of the last EIGHTEEN days. In fact, I have had nothing but great intentions to write. Actually finding the time to do it and acquiring a clear enough mind to do so intelligibly has been the challenge. On second thought, if I am waiting for a clear mind and intelligibility, we might as well all give up now, right?

Frankly, you don’t want to listen to me right now anyway. I’m overworked, sleep deprived, knee deep in unfulfilled obligations, needing some quality friend time, and having a hard time being my positive, cheerful, optimistic self. AS IF. Okay, better stated, I’m crankier than normal and trying to make sure I don’t drop any of the 3 million balls I’m currently juggling, all while trying to refrain from punching people in the face. I am mentality picturing the blogging entries that could have filled these past EIGHTEEN days and feeling relieved for the art of self-control.

But you didn’t come hear to read about that, did you. Heck, I couldn’t be witty if you bribed me with front row Jack Johnson tickets right now. Aren’t you glad you stopped by?

However, I do still exist and that has to count for something, right?


Grand Pooba said...

Sometimes those angry posts are the best kind! And just so you know, you can't tell me what to do, I WILL listen to you whether you like it or not!

Anonymous said...

It happends to the best of us (not that I have any experience being the best).

Your blog mojo will return.

Call Me Cate said...

18 days. I was beginning to think you had run away, never to return. But you're just busy with that life thing I don't have.

Well, I'll take what I can get, even if you only post every 18 days.

Mommy said...

I've had long periods of absence too...life happens.

In case you haven't seen this before, I wanted to share this with you: http://www.tartx.com/blog/?page_id=233

And repeat after me: It's OK to be quiet, it's OK to be quiet.


Eternal Lizdom said...

I'm sorry you are going through a stressful patch.

I often find that I can use my blog to work through the high stress times and I come to a solution to my problem- or at least something to try- by the end of my writing. Or I break down and get completely silly and that works well too.

Jeanne said...

Don't worry -- this will all work out, and you'll return to us, witty and wise as ever.

Till then, we'll wait patiently (because, honestly, we all have a million other things to do, too!)

Take care of yourself, dear. We care about you.

Josh said...

Your comment amused me -- I went a year without posting (just started back again ... today).

Remember me? I used to be your blogging twin. Looks like we can show the same apathy as well as sarcasm too ...

... scary.

Bonnie Baker said...

come back. I need a good laugh!

Oh My Goddess said...

The course of blogging never does run smoothly.