It’s all your fault, really.

A couple of weeks ago, I noticed an incoming link to this blog where a blogger mentioned being happy because my post frequency was “back to normal”. Well, that lasted for about a week. I realize I haven’t devoted much time to this blog in the past month or two, and to be honest, I was hoping for some kind of writing revelation to occur. Unfortunately, it isn’t happening and I’m finding myself bored with my post drafts. So incredibly bored.

I’m not going to write about taking a blog break…it’s just that, I’m sitting here- my writing deadlines have all been met, my sick baby is sleeping, I’ve fed my Us Weekly addiction, but I just don’t have it in me to write anything at this place. And it’s not that I don’t have the material, because this week has been chock full.

(Such as, I’m now 34. This is my last year included in the 25-34 box, people.)

(Or how a stranger told my husband that I am a dead ringer for Sarah Palin. While I was standing at the polling booth! Wearing an Obama shirt! Which, apparently, is called passive electioneering and is illegal! Take THAT, rule-abiding self!)

(By the way, the short phrases ending with exclamation points?! BORING.)


((((Not to mention the overuse of parentheticals.))))

GAH GAH GAH. Am I the only blogger who feels this way? Obviously I am, since all of you are NaBloPoMo-ing it like crazed over-achievers. Way to make me feel like a total turd.

  1. amy

    November 7, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    I think it is normal right- just cyclical like everything else…Perhaps you can post a photo or find a gorgeous poem or a few days of things that are just beautiful and free you from stress. You will shake it off. We always do. And SP ain’t got nothing on you! xo

  2. Maternal Mirth

    November 7, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    My dear, you are NOT alone.

    I have been racking my brain, looking up old drafts, reading other blogs, reading newspapers, reading the walls of the toilet stalls … trying to find some inspiration someWHERE. ANYwhere.

    Alas … nothing.

    Seriously, I can only wonder why people still read me.

    I think they may just feel sorry for me.

  3. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    November 7, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    I am NaBlo-ing it, but I suck, so that is my civil disobedience for the day.

    And while I do see a BIT of resemblance, your glasses are wicked hot. I hate – let me repeat that – HATE – Sarah Palin’s glasses.

  4. Danielle

    November 7, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    Ha! You said “turd”

  5. Moose

    November 7, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    You are very much not alone. Questionable sentence construction like that may be what’s keeping me from blogging. The only blogging box I’m checking these days is “malaise.”

    The time I spend dissecting my questionable sentence construction is ridiculous. (Or the choice of words! “Dissecting” is not what I wanted, but I CANT THINK OF ANOTHER!) You hit the nail on the head, my dear.

  6. Backpacking Dad

    November 7, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    Blogging sucks.

    Sometimes I look at my posts and I think “wasn’t I a dad blogger or something? Where did that stuff go?”

  7. Beth B

    November 7, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    Happy belated birthday and; i think you’re being way too hard on yourself. :-)

    That is the understatement OF THE YEAR. ;)

  8. hi kooky

    November 7, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    Yes, I feel your pain. I’m nablopomo-ing for the first time and I tell ya. By yesterday I was sick of hearing myself even think. The thought of spewing out more writing made me ill. So I took pictures instead and felt much better.

    Sometimes our brains need a break from the word thing. And from ourselves.

    Happy 34th birthday!

  9. The Over-Thinker

    November 7, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    Hell no, you’re not alone…
    I’m participating in the NaBloButtBlow so I can do this:


    for 30. days. in. a. row.

    You’re welcome (2) readers.

    *Takes Bow*

  10. Just My Type

    November 7, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    You could always post more wedding photos. We’d like that.

  11. sizzle

    November 7, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    Why do you think I am not NaBloPoMoing? Cuz I’d blow it. Just come here when you feel like it. You have a lot of other blogging you do!

  12. Momo Fali

    November 7, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    Damn. I knew it was my fault.

  13. Laurin

    November 7, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    No, you’re not the only one. I feel totally blocked. It’s because I shot my big mouth off about NaBloPoMo. I just know it.

  14. Saerah

    November 7, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    I think you look more like Charlotte from Sex and the City.

  15. Fabricated Goddess

    November 7, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Dearest Whoorl (of the lovely hair)….I totally hear you on the posting…I keep telling myself I have so much to write about, but still, my blog hasn’t been updated in over a month. Don’t sweat the overachievers – I mean, clearly they have issues, right? Also? You do not look like Sarah Palin – I agree with Saerah, more like Charlotte. I have also been accused of looking like Sarah Palin because apparently all dark haired women with a fringe now look like Sarah Palin. Much in the same way all blonds with big boobs most assuredly look like Jessica Simpson.