I know that my posts lately have been dry, maybe a little boring.... but some have been really heart felt. I hit the PUBLISH POST button, and think to myself "Wow, good job Joanna, that was a really good post". I come back a few hours later to see if anyone shares my enthusiasm....nothing....and I've even lost a couple of followers.
Now I may not be the brightest crayon in the Crayola box, but I know how to take a hint.
I'm either boring you to tears so much that you're actually weeping after reading a post, and feel the sudden urge to spare yourself from any further torture.
Or, my posts are so dry that you just can't even think of a comment to write because you're nice people and writing "this sucks" in a comment goes against everything you believe in.
Maybe it's the fact that you think to yourself "well, she never comments on my blog so I'm just going to do what she does - read it and move on".
I know. I'm sitting here whining about not getting any comments, but I'm the world's worst at commenting..... but it's only because I haven't really had time since going back to work. I'm still reading as many blogs as I can on the weekends - and I post on them when I read them.
Even though I've been blogging for almost two years, now, I'm still no blogging expert. I struggle with coming up with stuff to write about that's witty or funny....but I can pull out a downer post with my eyes closed. There's some serious need for improvement on my part, I know that.
Writing a blog daily is hard. Trying to not repeat myself over and over is hard. Thinking of new content that will be uplifting, humorous, and interesting is HARD. I do my best with what I've got to work with.
I mean, I'm writing a weight loss blog that (lately) has rarely touched on weight loss. I keep at it, though, because in my warped up sponge of a brain - I somehow believe that if I stop writing, I will cut the final string that's dangling me around the belief that I still plan on losing the weight - and that I won't give up hope that I will make it happen.....regardless of how far off course I've gotten.
Coming here every day to
Have you picked up on the fact that I'm picking at straws for content to write about?
Out here in my real life, I'm a pretty funny person. Hand me a mic, give me a stage, and I'd be able to pull off some stand up comedy. I'm loud. Sometimes obnoxious. But, I find humor in just about everything. When I sit down to write, I sometimes feel that my fingers are attached to another part of my brain....the part that's absorbed the "boring" that isn't given off in my words.
I don't suffer from writing brain farts, I suffer from full blown writing brain diarrhea. Eww....that's a mental picture for ya.
Apparently, I'm infected today. I can't stop spewing out this garbage. My fingers just keep moving, and as my eyes read the words I want to cringe and hide in a hole and hope that nobody sees me.
Sorry, folks, it's just one of those days.
SO - here comes the part where I
To all of the people that are still reading this....there can't be that many, but hopefully a couple.... What type of topics do you like to read about? Do you prefer reading blogs that pin point a specific subject, like weight loss? What types of blog posts do you find that you comment on most often?
Come on, help a starving blogger out, won't you?
Would you enjoy hearing about the cute, and hilarious things my 3 year old does?
Are you OK with me talking about my daily life - if I make it interesting?
Would you prefer that I try to stay focused on weight loss, because that's why you started reading my blog - and now you have strayed away because I've strayed away from the topic?
Do you prefer funny or serious?
Be honest with me - I'm a tough cookie, I can handle criticism, advice, brutal "no holds barred" honesty. However, writing "you suck" isn't constructive....so, if you're going to write that please put a "because" after it....so I know why I suck and you have then made your comment into constructive criticism I can work with.
This weekend, I'm going to be hitting pen to paper and coming up with some plans, some big ideas, and rattle this brain around a little.
Bare with me, won't ya? I promise I'm going to try and introduce the stand up comic in my head to the boring fart that writes these posts. Come on, start suggesting.....I want you to have a part in this blog - so, what topics would you like to see more of?
Till next time. ;)
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