What has happened here? (and a survey)

Remember when I used to post every day? Sometimes even twice a day? Well, now it seems that I’m struggling to write even once a week. I have no excuse other than my life, my kid, and way to much watching of Gilmore girls.

I don’t know what my deal is. I have plenty to say. Ask anyone who sees me in real life – I just won’t stop yammering. But then I go over here and it’s all “Hmmm… well I could… no… uhhhh” and so on.

I’m guessing it probably stems from my fears of being 1) boring and 2) obnoxious. I have a little boy who is very cute and, because of his age, also a major time suck. Who wants to hear about that all the time? I don’t, and I’m living it.

A few people made comments or sent emails shortly after JR was born saying things along the lines of “Yes, your baby is very cute, but ya got anything else to say?” And that sent my “Oh God, please don’t be mad at me” sense into high alert. It’s like Spidey-sense but full of much more furrowing and hand wringing.

So, I’m left being totally unsure of what to write about. Hopefully you’ll help me.

Which would you rather hear about?

A. Why Gilmore girls (see?) might be the secret to improving all relationships
B. The ridiculous conversation I had on the phone with the receptionist at the dermatologist
C. Why I even have to go see a dermatologist
D. My current fretting over the h1n1 vaccine
E. How bangs have changed my life, both for the better and worse
F. All of the above
G. None of the above, and jeez, woman, shut the hell up
H. Please no one pick option G because I will develop an ulcer (see aforementioned “Oh God, please don’t be mad at me” sense)

16 thoughts on “What has happened here? (and a survey)

  1. A. Maybe
    B. Absolutely
    C. Only if its amusing
    D. Please no.
    E. Absolutely

    Stop freaking out and start writing. How can we live vicariously through you if you aren’t getting your stuff out there.

  2. I saw an graph today plotting the cause of the 50 million deaths there have been in the 300 days of this year.

    Guess what has killed 282 *times* as many people as swine flu.

    No, really. Guess.

    Diarrhea. No, seriously. Approximately 1.65 million deaths worldwide by dehydration via poop (at least, I think that’s how diarrhea kills you), while swine flu has racked up only 5850.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelpaukner/4052849920/sizes/o/in/pool-16135094@N00/

    Suffice it to say, if you feel like writing about and celebrating your babby, do it. This is *your* blog, not the haters’.

    Besides, in the time it took you to worry about some whiny Internet people and then write this meta post, you probably could have pumped out at least three regular posts.

  3. Brando, I was SO SCARED of what that link was going to be. I mean, I figured it was going to be the graph (which it is, guys) but part of me thought you were linking to a picture of poop.

  4. I vote ‘A’, if only because my teenage daughter forced me to watch every season over and over….and then I realized that show was awesome.

    Then I vote ‘F’.

  5. A few people made comments or sent emails shortly after JR was born saying things along the lines of ‘Yes, your baby is very cute, but ya got anything else to say?’”

    I want names and addresses. These people should all be smashed.

  6. People actually asked if you had anything else to say? Srsly?

    It’s your blog, if all you want to do is post pictures of you all making funny faces at the camera, then I say go for it. Not using it to post whatever in the world you want to post would just be silly :)

  7. F! All of the above!

    When in doubt, do a Q and A! Or you could split up the Proust questionnaire, as seen here, into several posts. Or extrapolate on your 100 Things list.

    (These may or may not be my strategies to fend off blog block, ahem.)

  8. I always enjoyed your posting about the weekly grocery shopping, I find it fascinating what other people buy and make for dinner. Has this changed since having JR?

  9. “A few people made comments or sent emails shortly after JR was born saying things along the lines of ‘Yes, your baby is very cute, but ya got anything else to say?’”

    Tell them yes, you do. And you’ll be happy to write about whatever they’d like to hear about as soon as you’ve received their check.

  10. Val – I have to say that I love your new bangs, and it would make my day to hear about how they’ve changed your life! Seriously, I have a horrible cowlick, so good bangs are something I can only dream about.

    (Oh, and all of those other options were perfect, as well.)

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