Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Not Tonight, Dear


I've got a headache.

Sometimes blogging gives me a throb in the temples and a pain in the neck. Does blogging ever make you crazy? Leave a comment with your detailed frustration and we'll make it a discussion. And I'll do some research and answer your questions in a future post.

Now, I'm taking two aspirin and I'll call you in the morning.


19 comments:

Anonymous said...

If you don't have a blog, how do you leave a comment that doesn't say anonymous? From, Linda

Colorado Grandma said...

Has anybody out there ever had problems with identity theft because of all the information posted on their blogs? Is it safe to put pictures of yourself?

Travelin'Oma said...

Hi Linda,
Right under the comment box it says to choose an identity. You can click on Name/URL and just leave your name, and if you have a blog you can add your blog address in the URL space. Then click on publish. Easy peasy.

Travelin'Oma said...

To CO Grandma,
I haven't ever had any problems, and after almost 4 years of blogging I feel very safe in the blogosphere. What about the rest of you?

Tiffany said...

Tee hee. YES, I've felt this way! I used to feel pressure to post every day, but I'm over that. Sometimes I feel pressure to post something funny. And that just sucks the funny right out of me.

Shanel said...

Not having words to type deeply disturbs me... I want to inspire LOTS of people and sometimes I just don't have a thing to say.... otherwise... so far the blogging thing is great...

Shelley said...

I always have a hard time starting a post. I also am inspired by many wonderful women out there and I feel as if my blog may look like a copy or mishmash of all the blogs I read. I am not too computer savvy so I don't know how to make it more original. How do you put a picture for your header?

Amy said...

My biggest blogging problem is editing myself...and I am not talking about grammar or swearing. I am talking about my fervor and passion for often controversial subject matter. (Like politics, for example.) I am well aware that what is right is only sometimes aligned with what is nice, and my current solution is to leave my passionate expositions for my private blog. But sometimes it just seems like such a shame...

Beck said...

CO grandma,
I'm also worried about identity theft, so I use an alias for my daughter and call my husband "DH" (dear husband). I also re-size all my photos to be around 300 dpi so that if people copy them, they are super small and nearly impossible to enlarge without completely losing the image.

As for myself, Tiffany and Amy said it all. Pressure to create something funny and/or not being brave enough to just post what I really think (did that once and got into a HUGE fight with one of my closest friends) seems to just shut down any creativity I might've had.

Navigating the blogosphere sure seems more delicate that I had originally thought!

Miranda said...

I'm having one of those days today! I have a tab open with a nice clean box ready for me to compose a masterpiece blog. Except...I got nothin'. Sometimes I have so much in my head that I can't decide what to clear out.

Diane said...

1. Time seems to be an issue for me. When I have posts wanting to burst out of my brain, no time to write. When I have time, my brain seems to have gone on vacation.

2. I struggle to get pictures on and maneuver them around. I just spent almost two hours when blogger froze on me and I had to redo the pictures.

3. Like Beck, I worry about how to write a few things - mainly because of how family might take it, not so much how other people will. I think I need to be sensitive about a few things.

4. I am still learning how to navigate my blog. Responding to comments, etc. If it weren't for my daughter, my blog would be the most plain thing on earth.

Kristie Lynne said...

I love blogging. Sometimes, however, I wonder if anyone is ever reading. Does what I say make a difference? Does anyone care? Do you ever feel that way?

polly said...

I use blogging as a journal or scrapbook for myself which takes the pressure off. if no one reads it that's fine (actually i think my sisters are the only ones that do). but I will have an account of what has gone on in my life for my posterity and if anybody reads it along the way and enjoys it so much the better.

the wrath of khandrea said...

i just can't do it more than once a week. (that's what she said)

really. otherwise i feel pressured and burned out. burnt out? what's the correct useage there?

truth be told, i do find i have lots more i would like to blog about, but my schedule prevents me from doing everything i would enjoy doing.

crissy said...

My main frustration (that I feel kind of dumb about) is: how is it that there are ladies who haven't been on the blog scene very long, and who don't really seem to have anything important or super interesting in their posts, grow a huge following so quickly? I mean, I don't want to seem full of myself, but I think I (not always, but sometimes) have more interesting, thought out posts... And there are plenty of other blogs that are way more entertaining, but have smaller followings. Why aren't the interesting blogs the popular ones? Why does it seem like nobody notices me and my little corner of internet? (Not saying I think I deserve a million followers, I just feel, sometimes, like blogging is too much like high school. And, just like in HS, I feel like I'm one of those people who has a lot to offer, but who is constantly looked over and unnoticed.
...And yet, I can't get enough of it...)

Val and Eric said...

I was just thinking yesterday how I haven't written anything funny in a while. I've been introspective I guess, but I feel like people read for the funny, so that suddenly felt like pressure to produce. Maybe tomorrow I'll slip on a banana peel, but today I feel pressure! So, thank you for saying this today!

Amy said...

I agree with Kristie. Sometimes, when I do a post, and nobody comments, It's the worst. I want to know people are reading.

Heather @ Alis Grave Nil said...

Hahaha... I love you. I saw the title in my reader and I thought "oh man, she's GOING there!" (Of course you go nearly everywhere, with panache.) I had to laugh at your choice of topic when I clicked over. Great post. Yes, I feel the same frustrations. Sometimes you just can't force the magic. I guess Dr. Laura would say you should just get busy even when you don't feel like it, because you'll GET in the mood... Oh wait. Were we talking about blogging? :)

Anonymous said...

Do I feel safe blogging? No. My husband lost his job, we lost our home, and our family had to live apart for 4 months because of a blog and small-minded people.