Thursday, June 17, 2010

I'm back (and not in a Shining way)

OK, my dahlinks, I know I've been remiss. But, if it's any consolation, I have learned an important lesson about blogging: when you blog often you feel OK about writing a few cute lines of dialogue or describing your love affair with your new pink tights. But when you tell all nine of your readers that you will only be blogging once a week, well, all of a sudden you feel as if you have to have something BIG and IMPORTANT to say. And then you get all squirmy and self-critical and you're all, "No one wants to hear about my trip to the wildlife preserve in Pt. Arena," or "Maybe my children aren't quite as clever to everyone else as they are to me." Then you get sick. Then you get super into writing your novel and feel as if you are close to finishing a first draft.

This is actually not my belly

Then, I don't know, you obsess over your stomach for a while and toy with the idea of throwing in the towel and never dieting again. Then you see that Crystal Light is on sale and you buy some despite your objection to processed food and then it turns out that lemonade Crystal Light is really delicious and, God, you just go along, drinking your powdered drink mixes and examining your naked body in the full-length mirror (it's fine, right? I mean, its not perfect, but it's fine). And also, it's summer, and you feel as if you should be taking advantage of the daylight. And you bought that bench at that garage sale that you should finally just paint already so your backyard can be super cute, especially once you get a fire pit thingy.

Anyhow, before you know it, its been a month (well, 25 days, really) and you have not written anything and you assume that all nine of your readers have moved on (people are busy, after all) and you start to think about Decorno and how she just signed off one day, but you don't want to give up your blog, you don't. You just can't think of anything BIG and IMPORTANT to write. But then, two people write you in one day to say why aren't you blogging and it turns out that's all you needed. Just a little shout out from the anonymous buzzing molecules of data that are the Internet. And you're off again, happy as can be. Not in an every day kind of way, but more often. Often enough so that if it comes up, you feel pretty OK about blogging about socks. I mean, if they are especially cute.

Special bonus video starring moi about a novel that I LOVE and that I totally think you should read this summer:


Maggie May said...

i'm here :) we barely know each other but i'm here! and summer makes me feel ... drifty

Petunia Face said...

So glad you're back! And that video was nothing short of awesome. (The um, "bouncing on the bed" whilst reading made me LOL, and I hate typing LOL.)

DR said...

i may not show up as a blog follower but i check your blog once a day to see if there are updates. i LOVE your blog, but also respect your need to step back and do the other important things.

i love the video (the bed part was very cheeky!). is that your hubbie's bookstore?

i am also addicted to crytsal light -- pink lemonade is my fav!

Anonymous said...

I am glad to see you back also! I randomly came across your blog earlier this week and spent a better part of the day reading old entries. I am getting ready to have my first child and appreciate your humor and perspective! Hope to read you once a week!

MirandaJ said...

Ha! You have a very, very bright future in local commercials. (and THANK YOU for a book recommendations. I feel like I am parched for something good to read)

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