January 5, 2012

A Blogger's Life

I've been blogging for a little over two months now and I have hit a wall. At the beginning it was easy. I introduced myself, wrote about the interesting things that were happening at the time, and kept my eye on other bloggers to see what they did. Trouble now is, if you read regularly, you already know who I am, nothing exciting is happening to me right now, and other bloggers are way more fantastic than I am.

I try not to be too hard on myself, but if I followed the example of one of my favorite blogs, Diary of a Stay At Home Mom, and gave you an account of what I did with my day it would sound like this:

Woke up at five this morning and couldn't get back to sleep because I was breathing too loudly. I didn't want to get up to blow my nose so I just laid there not sleeping for the next 90 minutes. I woke everyone up, got myself and the baby dressed, made the bed, started a load of laundry, made lunch for hubby, emptied the dishwasher, and still had to wait for fifteen minutes for hubby to finish getting dressed so I could drive him to the bus stop. When I got back home I managed to vacuum but didn't accomplish much else because my business phone kept ringing. I would have been happy because that should mean that I have a lot of work coming in, but it was all tele-marketers and relatives. Took older son to school after lunch and then went to the library to do some writing. Before I started writing though, I checked Facebook. Two and a half hours later I realized it was time to pick up the baby from preschool so writing would have to wait. I also needed to figure out what to have for dinner, which will probably be Buffet Ole since I never bothered to take any meat out of the freezer. Oh, and I was supposed to call to make an appointment for something, but by the time I remembered what it was, their office was closed.

Chuckle away folks. If this wasn't exactly what I did today, I would laugh too. And who wants to read this every day?

This is a plea for help. All you bloggers out there who actually accomplish something during the day: How do you do it? And once you figure out how to do it, how do you keep doing it for more than one day? And why am I so interested and inspired by the minutiae of your life, but when I read my own blog I am overwhelmed by boredom? Don't get me wrong. I enjoy my life tremendously. I just can't imagine why anyone else would want to read about it. Do you ever feel this way, or are you really just more exciting than me? These are not rhetorical questions. My sanity and self worth are at stake!

1 comment:

  1. I think most people feel the way you do. It always appears that other people have things together and make it look easy, when in fact they are struggling to get things done. Or, they are great at keeping the house clean, but fail miserably in other areas like spending time with their kids or taking care of themself. Try not to be so hard on yourself. I don't have a husband and two active boys and I have trouble getting things done.