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Friday, April 4, 2008

From now on, all you'll get is pointless, incessant barking...

Something truly amazing has happened to me in the last month. Let me explain.

For about 32 seconds, I had ambitions of becoming a famous blogger who had thousands of people visiting her site daily (much like Pioneer Woman...but without the cooking and the photos...just the fans) to read her latest madcap adventure and then comment with much adoration and glee. I'd have companies contacting me for fabulous giveaways and people would come in droves to see what was going on over here.

Then I realized it was work. (insert screeching record sound here) And I already worked full time at home, plus I homeschooled. So it wasn't working. Per se. Plus, I never wrote anything - because I was feeling like everything had to be witty and thoughtful and (gasp!) really well written. That's a lot of pressure...especially for an underachiever like me. (Okay, I'm not an underachiever, just self-deprecating.)

So I'm going back to the old me. Posting whenever the heck I feel like it...filling in with junk. Yes, gone are the days when I would spend hours formulating a post (well, more than 30 minutes)...these days, my posts are straight out of my head. A brain dump, of sorts. Better than a trash dump, which is stinky. I promise not to write stinky posts. Just pointless, incessantly annoying ones. So will you still visit?

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11 comments:

Candace & Anna said...

I will still visit. I like posts of the brain dump variety lol. That is what mine tend to be! Just keep it real!

Mzzterry said...

Karen, I say amen to your realization! I will visit you, cause I like YOU! Maybe you can visit me sometimes too.......I know I can never make a business from this blogging, I just blog from my heart!!

Flea said...

You're on my blogroll, so of COURSE I'll visit! :)

yertle said...

I will be visiting too. I have limited time to blog, and it is easier to make the time to do the brain dump about the things that are important to me. I also have tons of posts rolling around in my head about all kinds of topics that I may or may not write about one day. I have to be OK with that.

Emily said...

i'll be here :) i appreciate bloggers that keep it real and whose readers matter. that's you to a T. i love reading your blog.

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

Hee hee. Same here, sister. I wanted to be a famous blogger, then I realized I had nothing to be famous FOR. So I'm just another Mama voice in the crowd, and as long as someone... SOMEONE loves me, I'm okay with it. It's a good realization, isn't it? Aaaaah...freedom! :) Enjoy it and of course I'll be around!

Kimberly said...

LOL, you already write more for your blog than I do! Of course I will keep reading your blog! HUGS!!!

A Box of Chocolates said...

You'll still be in my reader as long as you come by to visit every now and then!!!

Jenn said...

I know what you mean. A person could almost be envious of those who get dozens of comments on their posts and host gazillions of giveaways but you're absolutely right. It's SO much work. I enjoy reading your blog just the way it is.

Flea said...

I understand the ambitious thoughts. Don't we all go through that once people begin to visit, one we feel we have the hang of this? Normal. Won't stop me from brainstorming about ways to make a little cash with F&B though. :D

Fresh Girl said...

I'll always visit! ;) And I know just what you mean. In the last few days I've been toying with giving up blogging entirely because it IS a lot of work! And I have things I'm not doing or not doing enough because I'm trying to blog every day. But, I still enjoy it, so I think it will be more likely that I'll end up doing what you're doing. Blog when I feel like it.

And you always manage to find the interesting and the funny stuff, so if that's your fill in, I think it'll work out just fine. ;)