Friday, June 05, 2009

Bad Blogger Blues

OK, I admit it. I'm a lousy blogger. I don't really like to write. What I do like is the connectedness of the internet. And I figure if I like reading your blogs, it's only fair for me to give you something in return. But then I get halfway through a long post -- like Maggie's graduation, or Lindsay's interview of me -- and I just don't want to do it anymore. And first I plan to get back to it, and then I feel guilty for not getting back to it, and then I hope it will just go away, and the end result is that I don't post anything.

So this is what I'm going to do; I'm going to stop promising to post anything specific. I'll came here and ramble, probably more often, and none of us will know what it's going to be about until it happens. Deal??

9 comments:

Christina said...

Sounds great to me, so very much better than silence. =}

Tracy said...

Deal!

Jen said...

Absolutely a deal. I agree about the connectedness being the best part of blogging. :)

Arwen said...

I think that sounds great! Actually, I don't care at all if you blog - but I can pick up the phone and talk to you anytime I want, so I don't think I'm a fair sample!

I will say this, though, Mom - if you do *want* to keep writing some, the fifteen-minute thing works great for people like us who are perfectionists and tend to get bogged down in wanting to provide contest. It's how I'm managing to write my birth story. For something like an interview, for example, you take one question, let a timer for 15 minutes (or better yet, use lab.drwicked.com, although you're not a fast typer so you might not like it as much) and whatever you've got at the end of the 15 minutes, that's what you post. No self-pressure to mention everything; you've blogged; and it's freeing to just get words out. You should try it!

Arwen said...

... and when I wrote "contest" in my last comment, I actually meant "context".

Arwen said...

Oooh, and on that note: I think you should just post what you've already written on Lindsay's interview, and then move on. It would be such good practice!

Lindsay said...

Ellen, we love hearing from you in any capacity. Whatever you give us, we will take, and we will do so happily. I certainly didn't intend for any of this to be stressful for you, but being accused of perfectionism myself (you may be shocked, but it is true), I completely understand why it would be. I love writing, but I always have so much going on, that even blogging becomes a chore at times. I am always thankful for it afterwards, but I seemingly dread having to do it. I try not to care, but I do care. This shouldn't be stressful for you, so don't worry. I certainly don't mind. I'll be happy with whatever. :o)

Holly said...

Hm I know what you mean, I always seem to get bored halfway through posting big serious posts too!

Sarah in Ottawa said...

I just wrote a blog posting with the same admission!

Don't worry - whatever you post, I'd love to read.