Tuesday, January 11, 2011

So I officially suck

At blogging that is. Over the past month I have been going back and forth trying to decide whether to attempt to rededicate myself to blogging here or to just delete the whole thing.

Part of the problem is that I am so busy, but that's not a good excuse. Part of it is that I feel like I have to have something important to say, or why bother? I don't want to be one of the many dull-as-dishwater bloggers out there telling everyone what I had for lunch. First of all, no one wants to know. Second of all, I don't need to admit to all of cyberspace (well, ok, the like 5 people who actually read this) that I ate the kids leftover mac and cheese right out of the pot like a famine victim who hasn't seen food in months.

And part of it is, I guess that I feel like it's a bit pointless. I mean, few people read it. I am mostly just talking to myself. I guess I could try to see it as a cathartic experience, but the trouble is that I am often not as honest in what I write here as I could be or maybe should be, and that is somewhat less than cathartic. But some of the things I think, that I feel would be a relief to get out might offend people. Which I shouldn't care about, really. Only I do.

So. To attempt to make something of this blog or let it go? It's been a year since I started it and I have barely managed a post a month on average. That's pretty sad. Can I really rededicate myself and make it happen? Or should I just admit failure and give it up? I guess I am still not sure.

So, if anyone is actually tuned, I guess stay tuned...I will make a decision soon.


  1. I don't know, Leslie - I spent five years blogging to no one in particular...I literally had fewer than 10 followers. It got me through grad school and the random weirdness of my life at the time. I think if you find it cathartic that you should continue writing, no matter how few people you think are reading.

  2. I say keep doing it. I stopped for a couple of years when I was at home and have picked it back up. I'm shocked that anyone bothers to read it at all, but they do. And sometimes people are reading and are moved but you will never even know. The blog should always be for you. Who cares about the rest of the world. I know I read. xxoo