Friday, October 30, 2009

The World of Blogging: Happy Hobby or Part-time Job?

I love my blog. A lot. What started out as a mere "Let-me-dip-my-toe-in-the-waters-and-see-what-happens" idea has turned into a third child (and that is the closest I will ever get to another kid so I guess it worked out). I love that I feel like a writer again for the first time in years. I love that I think about words and phrases and constantly search for blog fodder. I love the fellow bloggers who have actually become friends/cheerleaders/therapists.
But some days, I just don't want to post.
Sometimes I'm too tired.
Sometimes I don't have enough time.
Sometimes I don't have anything good to say.
Sometimes I'd rather watch Cougar Town.
But those who know me know that I have great potential for obsessive compulsive behaviors.
I start to think about the blog. I start keeping count of how many days it's been since I've posted. I start checking other blogs to see how often they are posting. I think of all the "Blogging Tips" I've read that stress the importance of posting regularly. I start to strategically plan clever cheating strategies that will count as posts but not require me to put down anything requiring thought (Guest posts? Picture posts? Contests in which I give away my shoe collection?). In other words, I stress.
So imagine my surprise, delight, and opportunistic relief when I saw that Jane Lively over at Four Jugs thought me "kreativ" enough to grant me this dainty and feminine meme-like award for my blog:
Now, as I mentioned previously, I was never really very popular growing up, so general shout-outs of fabulousness are always appreciated around here (not to mention the joy of watching my sidebar turn into a little charm bracelet of sorts, with all of my little awards dangling...!). Add to that the fact that this has now given me a day off of my self-imposed blog posting pressure, I am extremely grateful to Jane!
The rules state that I am to pass this forward to 7 other "kreativ" bloggers and share 7 things about me you all don't know, but seeing as I just recently linked up to a bunch of you with the world-renowned and highly coveted Zombie Chicken Award and I once shared not 7, but 101 amazing factoids about myself, I will simply refer you here and here.
Now if you'll excuse me, I've got a couple of taped episodes of Cougar Town to watch...


  1. Contests in which you give away your shoe collection?? Are you drinking? And if you're serious - count me in! LOL. Congrats Liz!

  2. Congrats on more well deserved Blog Bling! And make sure you keep up that obsession and post lots because I love reading! And if you give away your shoe collection... I'm first in line! Have a great Halloween! x p.s. Can;t wait till Cougar Town comes over to the UK!

  3. Double, double toil and trouble;
    fire burn and cauldron bubble.
    ~ Shakespeare "Macbeth"~



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