By Heather O.
Sometimes I’m embarrassed that I blog.
Sometimes I read other people’s blog, and I think, “Wow, this woman ROCKS! I want to be just like her! I’m going to write an awesome post RIGHT NOW!” and I feel cool that I have a blog that has been going for a long time, even if I haven’t really figured out how to make money off of it.
But then I get caught up in it all, reading and posting and reading and posting, and then I find myself starting actual real life conversations with, “Hey, I was reading this blog the other day”and then I realize that no matter how hip your audience is, it would be MUCH hipper to say something like, “Hey, I was reading the New York Times the other day” because then you don’t sound so much like a woman who is known to maybe occasionally sit in her jammies eating ice-cream right out of the carton with your 3 year old while you both watch The Backyardigans.
And I’m not even sure blogging is as hip as it used to be. I kinda feel like the hip people of the world are looking at me and saying, “Blogging? That is, like, SO 2004.”
So not only have I revealed that I am indeed a woman who could some days be found in her jammies in front of the TV with an open carton of Ben and Jerry’s (although I’m digging on Edy’s Rocky Road my hubby picked up for me the other day, and nothing says “BRING IT ON, WINTER” like a cup of hot chocolate topped with a scoop of Breyer’s french vanilla) I’ve made it clear that I have lost touch with virtually every realm of hip. Like a woman using AquaNet past 1993.
And let’s be honest. Not all blogs are created equal. There is some seriously cringe worthy stuff out there among the masterpieces, and every time I come across something that should have never been shared with the internet, I think, “I’m shutting down my blog immediately. I can not possibly be pegged as a blogger if it associates me with THIS!”
So there you have it. 5 years (or has it been six? I’ve lost track. A flippin’ long time) of doing this, and I still have blogging insecurities. Crazy.
I’m going to go watch Backyardigans. Rocky Road ice-cream, anyone?
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