Monday, November 2, 2009

Sometimes, Having A Blog Sucks

I am doing my best impersonation of a lump of clay, here, on the couch this morning. And while spreading out, my mind constantly wanders over to my blog. What’s it doing? How is it doing, is it bored? Is it sad I’m not there?

I can’t take it, the guilt. The guilt of not writing a post, of being too busy with real life, of not wanting to write, of not wanting to be anywhere near a computer. Guilt. Guilt. Guilt. It’s blaring in my head! Make it stop already!

Initially I began this blog to pass the time while pregnant. Then, it turned into something to do while awake at all hours of the night. Then, a tether between sanity and being a bored-out-of-my-mind SAHM. But now, of course now, my Monkey is running around, requiring I trail behind him. Unfortunately, by the time he’s down for his nap – my usual blogging and commenting time – I’m too tired to do anything but eat and veg out and let my brain ooze a little before my next shift starts.

And so, the guilt.

I love my blog, I love my readers, and I so desperately want to make it to my one-year blogiversary, but I can’t seem to find any inspiration, writing wise. I’m tired of copping out and turning my blog into a meme home. And the idea of thinking even a little bit more about what else to say in this post is making my eyes close. My mind is shutting down.

The whole point of blogging is to write about life, right? But how is it possible to have a life when I am strapped to the couch and the computer? And on top of that, I’ve eaten a whole jar of Nutella by myself in a week’s time.

Wah wah.

Which is why my new obsession is my Twitter app on my Blackberry. Connection, a paragraph, and more time to clean house? Sign me up!

Oh friends, when you break it down, I don’t want to lose touch or even give up my bloggy home, but my mind is throwing up right now. Ugh. I’m going to go Twitter.

Have you suffered bloggy burnout? Wanted to quit this blog life? What have you done to snap yourself out of it?

24 comments:

Alicia said...

I feel ya, Jen, I do! I stopped doing a couple of memes because I felt like that was all I did! I admire the people that don't do any at all and still write interesting posts!!!

Manic Mother said...

Why do we feel guilty when we don't post...I do that too...its all in our heads!

Priscila said...

I know what you mean and dont feel guilty! :) You have a beautiful little boy and right now thats what should be taking up your time...but hopefully you will come back with lots of pictures...hes soooooo CUTE!

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blueviolet said...

I say take a vacation until inspiration hits. If it's not fun, it's not worth it.

Sharon said...

I can't say that I'm burned out - but I'm incredibly frustrated that I haven't had as much time to blog lately!!! Either that or I am constantly interrupted and can nevery finish a post. Ugh.

Insanitykim said...

OK I am here for the for serious intervention, like, for serious.

Get off the Twitter

The Twitter, it is evil

EEEEEEEEEEVIIIIIIIIIIIIL!

For serious.

Then once The Twitter is out of your system, you shall blog again.

For shiiiiiiiiiiiizzzzzzzz

and life will be good. And happy. And I shall comment. And so shall you. And we shall laugh, like this, "ahahahhahahahaaaaaaa!"

And, get on FB

then all will be fine.

See, don't you feel better?

For realz

g'night!

Mary said...

Ugh, I feel you. I feel really bad too, when I think about how I should write a post, but I don't feel like it and/or am too lazy. What I do is I force myself to do it anyway, and as I type, I just kind of relax in a "Hey, this isn't THAT bad" sort of way.

ZenMom said...

I feel your pain, really I do. Some days, when I actually have a life, I'm right there with you.

But that sanity thing keeps drawing me back. Without the Land of Blog and all my friends, I'm afraid of becoming Scary Mom. Very Scary Mom.

Advice (as if you need it). Walk away from the computer. Take a break. We'll miss you, but we'll understand all the same.

Stephanie Stearns Dulli said...

Oh man I feel this! I just don't blog. Miss a week? Oh well! And then I race around and try to visit everyone *grin* and post when I can! Also, if I have an inspiration late at night or something I just jot it down on my iphone. And get back to it later!

The Bumbles said...

You are a primo candidate for our BlogAnon meetings on Fridays my dear. Our last one was about the lazy meme. Maybe we'll tackle inspiration sometime soon in honor of you. Just pretend your blog is twitter to get you through the guilt ;0) Short and sweet - like that awesome photo of monkey running around who brought you to your knees. I loved that one. More of those.

Cairo Typ0 said...

I often get tired of blogging and take a break for a while. This year i've spent more time on "break" than i have blogging. If you do it because you "have" to then it won't be fun for anyone. Writing should be a joy - not a schlep. :)

LZ @ My Messy Paradise said...

I took a break! Do it...we'll all be here. But also, don't put the pressure on yourself to write on any schedule. Writ when you have something to say, and don't if you don't.

Wendy said...

If you ever need a break, I can fill in. I'm the Mom of 4 sons plus 2 male dogs and 1 male cat. I know how you feel!!

Mighty M said...

I have had to take a couple breaks. I would definitely try a break before you make any decisions! Good luck!

Jenjen @GottaLoveMom said...

Guilty! Life happens so it's OK to not blog at all...
I was just thinking about you today...
Do take care :)

James Ricardo The Actor said...

You sound just like me a week ago! Don't feel guilty! It took for me to write the blog about not wanting to write anymore, for me to actually write! Whew, does that make sense?

Buckeroomama said...

There are days when I feel like that, too. Blogging is supposed to be fun (for me), so when it's not fun anymore, take a break. For as long as you want. Come back when you're ready. Please don't feel the pressure to write if you don't feel like it. It's not like we're being "graded" on how many posts we write or whether we post at all! :) Take care, Jen!

Mary K Brennan said...

It happens to all of us. I just recently reached my year. Since school began, I've done nothing but run. And when there really is a break, God knows the only thing I'm thinking about is sleep.
Take a break if you need one, we will all be here when you get back. You have plenty to blog about, you're just in the busiest time of mommyhood. When you slow down, you'll have plenty to share.

CenzLuccsMom said...

I haven't written a new post in 2 weeks and every day I felt a nagging sense of guilt. I was like, how can I have my new baby and not post about it?? But, at the same time how can I have a new baby and find time to post? When I read your blog tonight I couldn't help laughing because its so true!!! Just what we Moms need, another thing to feel guilty about!!
Isn't blogging suppose to help us relieve stress out by expressing ourselves?? LOL!!

Veronica Lee said...

Oh no, not you too, my fav blogger pally!! I'm not sure if you noticed but we seem to be losing many bloggers to twitter and Facebook.

Take a break but please continue with your lovely posts.
Blogging isn't the same without you!!

F.T.M. said...

Hilarious! Fun blog! Just popped over from MBC (the FM group) and am now following you. :-) I just started my blog, and I'd love for you to stop by my page.

http://adventuresofa1sttimemommy.blogspot.com/

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

I go through those same guilt moments, too. Some days my brain just doesn't cooperate to put out something intelligent - or intelligible - as a post so the meme's do help with that. But I'm like you, I want to move away from the meme's and just write. But time and real life seem to interrupt more often than not - and when I have those quiet moments I don't feel like being on the computer, either. If you find that magic combination, let me know - I could sure use some, too! :)

Annette Piper said...

Yep, I'm in bloggy burnout. I WANT to write in it, I SHOULD write in it, and when I do, I ENJOY it. But life keeps getting in the way. *sigh* Hopefully the readers that like us in our ups and downs will still be there at the end, eh!?

ModernMom said...

I decided I had to take the presure off myself. Just post when I felt like it. Sometimes it 4 times a week. Sometimes it's one. I also had to cut back on my commenting b/c it was taking over my life. I wanted to comment on every blog ever person had ever written! It can't be done! Now I have decided to take maybe an hour or two a couple times a week and get caught up on what I can. This is a fun hobby? I think! LOL Remeber this is supposed to be for you, we are just along for the ride!

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