Blogging Slump

At some point this month, I have been blogging for two years now. I noticed on my stats page, that I have published just over 500 posts. In fact, because I was curious, I found that my 500th post involved a random list featuring potty training and PMS.

Perfect.

Last year, I threw myself a big blogoversary party. This year, the date slipped by, unnoticed.

And I find myself in the middle of a great big old blogging slump. It’s not that these people that I live with aren’t providing me with material. Believe me, they are. I just can’t seem to find the humor in all the carnage.

I’m sure I will. Not to worry.

And this may have quite a bit to do with the fact that I’m awfully preoccupied with ALL THE FREAKING OUT that I’m doing about the talk I’m going to give Saturday on Used Curriculum for the Heart of the Matter Virtual Conference.

It starts tomorrow, and I can’t even listen in because I don’t have Windows. To, you know, steal material gain useful knowledge so that I might feel like I know what I’m doing.

I was very excited to get my headset and microphone. I felt just like Lily Tomlin on Laugh In, when she played Ernestine, the telephone operator. I may have even snorted. Which, if you listen in and I snort, I’m just channeling Ernestine.

So, I’ve been able to rehearse. And I’ve come to two conclusions. A) I’m considerably more comfortable hiding behind my keyboard, and 2) I’m boring.

Since I’m in need of Windows, to do the actual talk, I’ll be heading over to my in-laws on Saturday. And I’m comforted by the fact that my MIL has a stash of Port Wine in her pantry. The kind you unscrew.

I love visiting my MIL. We’re the only two in the entire family who appreciate a six dollar bottle of fine Port Wine.

So, I’m hoping that a glass or 4 will take care of my nerves. And that whole “Oh dear Lord, I’m going to make these people want to stick knives in their ears” issue.

If I’m a little light on posting this week, just know that I’m having a nervous breakdown. And I’ll be back in the saddle after the weekend.

Here’s mud in your eye ears. 🙂

16 Responses to Blogging Slump

  • This has nothing to do with anything, except that I find when I’m in a blah place it helps to totally change focus…so to that end…..Familyfun.com had a cake contest. There are some amazingly talented people out there….after 80 pages of cakes I have to say “kitty litter cake” was my favorite….go look:

    http://family.go.com/contests/cake-recipes/cakes/kitty-litter-10811/

    BTW: you’re going to do great on Saturday! Relax. : )

  • Good luck making your talk. (That’s how my Mema says it.) I’m sure you’ll do great.

  • I just discovered you the other day, but I think you’re brilliant if that’s any consolation. You make me laugh, and I can so relate to your mommy woes/challenges/thingsyoucanonlylaughatlaterwhenyou knowyoucanblogaboutthem.

    Happy 2 year blogoversary! I look forward to many more laughs…

  • I have spoken with you in person (this is me name dropping) and you are in no way boring. Boring is not even in the realm of possibility. You will do great; you are an expert on the subject. I’ll be praying for your talk. And Happy 2nd Anniversary!

  • I love the Lily Tomlin video – you always seem to start my day with a laugh, even when you are in a “slump” – good to know you are human too! I’ll be praying for you as you do your talk on Saturday – just relax and have fun with it! (Who knows, maybe you’ll get some blogging material about it – or at least another bottle or three of wine!) And Happy Anniversary!

  • You’ll do great! And if not? You are a theater professional – you can always ACT like you’re doing great!

  • You’ll do great! And I LOVE Lily Tomlin!

    Steph

  • I know you’ll be wonderful! Those hearing you will walk away blessed in some way, I’m sure! And think of the blog fodder it will be if you DO screw up!

  • Nothing to say, but sending my support your direction. I’ll have a sip of the sherry in a show of solidarity. Maybe Nyquil. We all know thats basically the same thing anyway.

  • The nice thing about port is that even the cheap stuff still tastes good. Good luck with your talk!

  • I believe in you, DeeDee. I think you are far harder on yourself than anyone around you.

  • You’ll go great! There’s always the wine – do a Julia Childs impression. Claim it was part of home ec.
    And if you still aren’t happy with it – finish the bottle and then you won’t remember anything beyond your aching head. 😉

    I hear ya on all the problems, DeeDee. That whole saying whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger? Well we aren’t dead yet so I guess we’re stronger. 🙂

  • Ola! compadre 🙂

    Just hoppin in on the old library computer 9sgh) to say HELLO WORLD. I MISS MY PEEPS!

    Especially YOU. Chief peep that you are 🙂

  • I’m loving your blog! I just happened to come across it tonight, and I’m glad I did!

    Good luck on Saturday!
    🙂

  • Good luck on Saturday. I haven’t spoke publicly for years, but I used to kinda sorta like it. By the way – I’m also celebrating 2 blogging years this week over at my blog. Stop by for some fun giveaways.

  • Hi Dee Dee,

    I can so relate to how you’re feeling, I’ve been feeling a little bit of a blogging slump, too! For me I find that I’m more motivated to sit at the keyboard in the wintertime than I am in the summer, or maybe I just need more self-discipline. Either way I can relate to the feeling, and sometimes it’s good to take a break from it.

    Have a great weekend!