I got sick of seeing those first thing in the morning pictures of myself at the top of my blog so here I am posting a bit of nothingness to fill the void. Truthiness is good for a day, not for a week. :oP

It’s not that I don’t have something of substance to write about. I do – too much, in fact! I was just looking at the posts I’ve started, links I’ve bookmarked, and topics I want to write about and I’m at more than 50! My problem is that I don’t have enough time to write about everything (or anything on some days). Anyone else run into that?

Like right now, I really want to write about the exciting adventure we had this weekend when Ava decided – all by herself – that she wanted to sleep in her own room (after co-sleeping for the first 3 3/4 years of her life). But I don’t have time to elaborate right now, so that post will have to wait for another day.

There’s been a lot going on in the world regarding mommy bloggers that I’d like to blog about. First there was the fiasco with Johnson &Johnson’s Camp Baby (which, based on all the live Tweets I read, actually looks like it turned out to be a pretty good, albeit unusual, time), and then the mommy blogger meet-up with Katie Couric, all the while BlogHer’s Business Convention was going on.

There’s also been some bad news (death, heart attacks) in the blogging world. Stress can kill ya in any job. Bloggers aren’t immune.

I’d also like to write about how to be a better blogger (not by writing posts like this one – LOL), but I have two kids hanging on me and I can’t linger (and all of this news about blogging and stress is stressing me out!).

And then there are a ton of green links, tips, and other minutia that I’d love to share, but again, no time.

So there you have it, a short post full of nothing in particular, but now you don’t have to look at my sleepy face anymore and I know you’re thanking me for it. 🙂

9 thoughts on “Filler”

  1. But I liked your sleepy face. 🙂

    Problogger recently asked the readers about their blogging mistakes. There were tons of comments, of course, many of them focusing on things like “I should have posted more regularly” or “I should have worked harder”. But one comment really bothered me: the commenter was sick with the flu for 10 days, couldn’t post and lost a lot of traffic. He was mad at himself for not having a stash of pre-written posts for cases like this.

    I thought, BUT YOU ARE A PERSON, not just a blogger. You are entitled to have a life outside of blogging. and if your blog has a smaller readership because you have a life outside of it, then that should be OK.

    I too struggle with balancing blogging with “real life”. Blogging is fun and rewarding, but my real life – my husband, my kids, my friends, my job, even my household – come first.

  2. I totally relate as well, and appreciate your honesty in this post.

    I have only been blogging for a few months and I have found it to be time consuming, and tugging at me for more time.

  3. I find it amusing that you still wrote a post. I don’t think I am a slave to my blog, but it definitely has priority over other things at times.
    PS: My daughter just started sleeping in her own room at 6.5 years old.

  4. I’ve got an award for you (I feel like such a nerd! As if admitting to playing D&D, video games and watching sci-fi movies weren’t nerdy enough already….) on my blog, if you would be so kind as to drop by!

  5. Well, I’m new and hadn’t seen your sleepy face so I had to go investigate. I am in the stage of my life in which I have gone so long without make up that I have forgotten how to apply it. Therefore all photos of me look like they were taken first thing in the morning. (2nd therefore: There are no pictures of me taken in the last year.)

    So glad I found your crunchy blog…

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