The Things I’m Not Blogging About

I keep thinking I’m going to kickstart my blogging habit, because I miss it, but I keep not blogging.  There’s many reasons for that, some of which are stupid, some of which are time related.

Part of the problem is that there are some things I can’t, won’t or shouldn’t be blogging about right now:

The Boys

They are 11.5.  If I try to take their picture their first question is “Are you going to post that?”  As they continue to get older, I feel it is less and less appropriate for me to tell stories about them, partially to respect their privacy, because even though their stories are still my stories, too, they do have a say.

Also, most anything I would blog about them lately would be something like:

Parenting two smart (as in intelligent, but also smart-alecky) preteen boys is a pain in the ass.  The End.

Ahem.

The Knitting

I can only blog about partially knit socks so many times before you (and I) start saying something like  STOP WITH THE SOCKS YOU ARE KILLING US.

Whoops.  I guess I just blogged about partially knit socks.

I can’t quite explain the fascination, but if I’m not typing or eating or sleeping or trying to keep a boy on track, I’m knitting.

The Quilting

It’s hard to blog about a negative.  As in:  there is just not a lot of quilting going on around here lately. I want to quilt, but at the moment, there is nothing in here compelling me.  Also, my quilting supplies are an unholy disaster and what I really need is to clean it up and organize it, so I can find it all.  And believe me, that is REALLY not compelling.

The Web Design Stuff

I continue to work on learning web design and development stuff.  It’s fascinating to me, but there’s not much to blog about at the moment.  Pretty sure no one wants to hear about the 20 minutes I spent the other day, unable to figure out why the page I was working on wasn’t displaying properly, only to realize it was a missing semi-colon.

Like I said, it’s really fascinating.

So What Am I Going to Blog About

Not a clue.  But I did just kill over 400 words talking about what I’m not blogging about, which kind of makes my brain twist around backwards, since I did actually just blog about it.

I’d better stop before I hurt myself.

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5 comments

  1. Shelley Rodgers says:

    You said, in closing, “But I did just kill over 400 words talking about what I’m not blogging about, which kind of makes my brain twist around backwards, since I did actually just blog about it.”

    I just about hurt myself laughing! Not at you, but in recognition. 🙂 You must have been an English major. Or even a philosophy major. (I’m not .. my degree is in computer science, way back in the dark ages when 2 tin cans and a string made up a telephone. 🙂 ) My middle daughter is an English major and she can spin out words like you wouldn’t believe. To be sure, it’s a talent, so don’t be disillusioned. 🙂

    I, also, have a bog. I don’t post on any sort of schedule. I don’t have a store. I don’t “need” to drive people to my blog. As a young girl, I just hated diaries, journals and other books where you wrote about your ::ahem:: inner-most secrets on a daily basis. Geez, Louise!! Who has that many secrets?? And why on Earth would you WRITE about them?

    So, I resisted a blog for a Very Long Time. And then it occurred to me that I could use a blog to capture what was going on in my (quilting) life, as sort of a time capsule. I started blogging with that in mind. As I surmised, the publication of my blog entries is quite sporadic. I would read on other’s blogs about “how sorry they are about not blogging more often … how wracked with guilt they are over the length of time between blogs, etc, etc.” Sheesh! It’s their blog! Why should they apologize?

    And then I came across TartX blog (haven’t a clue .. I didn’t ask) where the topic was exactly that .. why apologize? The blogger then came up with the idea of Blogging Without Obligation (http://www.tartx.com/blog/?page_id=233). BINGO! That was *it*! That’s exactly what I do .. I blog when I want to, when I have something to share, when I have something to say. I might post daily. I might post twice in a month. I have even posted .. gasp! .. twice in a day (but that was because I hit the ‘publish’ button before I realized I really did have something more to write about. Egads, it’s tough getting older. ::sigh::).

    I now proudly display the Blogging Without Obligation button on my blog. Somehow it comforts me to know there is a name for my style of blogging. It sounds better than “you lamer … you don’t post often enough”. 🙂

    It sounds like this is your style of blogging also. There, doesn’t it make you feel better that you are part of a group of like-minded bloggers? There’s power in numbers, ya know. 🙂 And if you don’t care to be part of a group, just remember … you are unique; just like everyone else.

    happy quilting .. and parenting .. and living .. and everything else. 🙂

    Shelley
    (oh, and my blog, should you be interested: http://pirate-sr.blogspot.com/ )

  2. Mary Ann says:

    verrrrry interesting that Shelley thinks that you were an English or even a philosophy major!
    That is one weird, but interesting sock pattern. It’s growing on me though. I kind of like the garter stitch heel. Is it comfortable on bare skin? Can’t wait to see the finished sock. Knit away, but keep the customers happy.

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