Sunday, December 09, 2007

Sweatpantsmom Is Getting Her Blogging Back On.

I remember when I first started this blog, and how I was diligently posting every single day. That went on for awhile and I was so proud of myself, all the intricacies of my life I was laying out for everyone to see! How wonderfully interesting my mundane comings and goings were! How amusing every word and cough and burp that came out of my children sounded! I just imagined how the entire world was waiting, waiting every day for my next entry and all the fascinating details I would divulge.

Well, that wasn't the case.

So, I started posting less, and that seemed to be fine. The earth still spun on its axis, and the universe was still intact without hearing about my latest supermarket purchase, or how hot my coffee was that morning.

And then I started posting even less, mainly because I started getting busier. There were school projects, and freelance jobs and family commitments and posting to my blog seemed of slightly less priority than sleeping or using the extra few minutes to shower or shave my armpits.

Then along came this year, with the supreme time-sucker that is middle school, and writing for that other blog, and researching stories for that same blog, and freelance jobs and sick kids and odd schedules. And you know what? My pits still weren't shaved.

Add to that not having time to actually read anyone else's blog. Who had a baby? Who moved to a tropical island? Who won the Nobel Prize? Did anyone win the lottery? And if so, are we related?

It's like I have no idea what's going on in my neighborhood because I haven't had time to walk out my front door. (Front door. See? In the old days that would have been an entire blog post right there.)

And I'm looking back over my posts for the past few months and realizing that there are huge gaps of time in there, tons of events that aren't written about here. Not that anyone else cares, but I don't have a record of them anywhere, and that was the great thing about blogging: a nice chronicle of what had happened in my life, my husband's life, my girls' lives - our lives.

This sucks.

So be warned that I'm going to go back to blogging more often, about the temperature of my coffee and my shopping adventures and the latest unbelievably cute thing my kid said this morning and the freaky mom I sat next to at the PTA meeting who was wearing her pajama bottoms underneath a poncho. That's right - I said poncho.

I'm going to write about it all.

Not so much for you, but for me.

But I'm hoping you'll keep reading. I promise no photos of my pits.

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30 comments:

  1. I will still show up to read all your stuff here.

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  2. Are you kidding - I'll be here, waiting to see what temp your coffee is.

    And I'll give you fifty bucks if you post a picture of your pits.

    -annie

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  3. Welcome back.

    I think we all go through periods like the one you just described. For me, coming back to my personal blog keeps me grounded.

    I think.

    I look forward to reading what you have to say about all the mundane things in your life, because you do it so entertainingly.

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  4. I'm glad that you are back. I'll come read--especially if you talk about your pits more. It makes me feel better to know I'm not the only hairy one.

    Sidenote: My teenaged son will NOT let me use the word pits. What's up with that?

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  5. I'll be checking in for more information on the front door! :)

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  6. I'll be here to read it all!

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  7. Can't wait to hear about the poncho!

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  8. Yeah hoo! Best news I have heard all day. :)

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  9. Good gawd I was wondering where you'd gone. Get your blog on STAT! Can't wait for the post about the front door.

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  10. Yay! And for the record, I'd still come here even if there was a picture of your pits (that is NOT an invitation though!). :)

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  11. I was thinking of sending you one of those book club "We want you back!" letters. Thank you for not making me have to do that.

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  12. Dude, it's about damn time. No one has a knack for the mundane like you!

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  13. You are so funny...I love to read about you and your family....keep blogging.

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  14. i'm excited, i'll be reading more stories of ponchos and grocery store smack-downs.

    you have been missed.

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  15. Thanks. I miss you when you're not around.

    (I'm one to talk, though.)

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  16. Elizabeth-Table for Five12/13/2007 8:45 PM

    I'm glad to hear you are getting back to blogging-I think you are hilarious! And I like your post title, maybe because I have a blog called "Getting My Blog On"-lol

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  17. I though LA had outlawed Ponchos. Maybe she didn't get the memo?

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  18. I was having PTA meeting smackdown story withdrawal!

    BRING IT ON!

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  19. Awesome. I have missed you, sorely.

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  20. I have missed the stories also. Please keep posting about the mundane and the funny. I like reading it all. :)

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  21. A poncho? And pajama pants? If that lady has a blog, I'd love to hear her fashion rationale. There must be a story there. Or not.

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  22. hm. don't worry about not reading other people'e blogs for awhile. you haven't missed anything. most of us have not moved any place exciting or won awards.

    all you have missed is hearing about our morning cups of coffee and grocery store adventures.

    welcome back

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  23. I know! Freelancing, taking care of kids, shaving armpits is a lot! Im at the rival site so I know about spending so much time online and keeping with the blogging!

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  24. you mean you have a life outside of the computer? how DARE you?
    can't wait to read up on you when i can sit my ass down in front of the computer myself...

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  25. I know what you mean exactly. There'd be times where I wouldn't post because I hadn't visited in awhile. And I've only got four readers! I can't imagine what I'd do with thirty regulars.

    Bottom line: Post it all, baby. And f*ckin' A do it for you. That makes it all the better. I, for one, will be checking in, if for no other reason than the off chance you'll post that pic of your pits. ;)

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  26. I adore you lady. It makes my day when you update. So it sounds like you're about to make me laugh even more often.

    How is that a bad thing?

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  27. PLEASE write about your pits. If you do, you might be a mom blog i actually like to read!

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  28. Really glad to have you back - as me the girls enjoy reading your posts! Now we need to make a cool technology that makes blogging easier+ faster+ more beautiful.

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