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When Real Life (RL) Becomes the Distraction!

Sun setting behind our neighbors pergulaAhhhhhhhhh…. somebody stop me!!!!

As the sun starts to set behind me, the magnificent colors representing a beautiful “wish you were here” postcard, start to dance across the early summer sky.  The problem is… I’m too busy trying to figure out this whole blogging thing to even notice. 

Do you ever feel this way?  Speaking to my fellow bloggers, authors or anyone else so wrapped up in what they are working on that trips to the grocery store to fill the empty cabinets become a nuisance, a mere distraction.  The whole time I’m out milling around trying to find the right kind of dressing, the perfect head of lettuce and the best looking frozen dinner entree, I can’t seem to think about anything else but, how much time I’m losing online. 

Between choosing the right blog theme, arranging the layout of widgets, searching for the best widget, listing my blog with blog directories, registering with the best social networks, connecting with new friends, responding to comments, etc., etc. ad nauseum, not to mention joining in multiple discussions at the best place on the net for bloggers BlogCatalog, it feels like I’m never “caught up” enough to just relax. 

Oh yeah, and then there’s content.   In order to entertain, move, inspire my readers (you, and by the way, thanks for stopping by) I must continually come up with quality, original content or risk being tagged a <something significant goes here, but I haven’t had time to research this one yet>.

So, when will the merry-go-round ever stop?  It’s only been 4 weeks, since I started blogging, and I can already see my priorities have completely shifted.  The once, normally pristine backyard, has become somewhat of an overgrown jungle.   Ah, yes, I shall go and mow as soon as I’m done with this post (seems like I said that two days ago. hmm… but today will be the day!)

I sometimes wonder where the time goes.  I log on to check my email box, and suddenly there’s this time warp…

(Let’s Do The Time Warp Again!)
and 2 hours have passed by and I still haven’t cleaned out my inbox.   Oh, but don’t get me wrong, I love comments.  I spend the majority of my time responding to comments.  It’s what drives me, keeps me going and makes it all worth it.  I consider it an honor that you are reading my blog and I am flattered if you want to take the time to say something to me in my comments.  And, yes, look around, I publish my negative comments too.

Well, I’m off to tackle the cat’s litter boxes.  Oh, wait, I haven’t checked my Feedburner stats yet. I’ll clean their litter boxes right after I check my stats. I might as well, its way too dark to mow the lawn now anyway.


7 Responses

  1. HA HA! I can so relate to this post. I sometimes have to remind myself to just let the blog go for a bit and do some of the things I used to do before I started blogging. It is all about balance, I think, but I am still juggling things around and trying to get the time management part down. It is so easy to lose a great deal of time while on the blogs.

    Wonderful sunset photo, by the way. See, you might have missed that if you had been blogging when it set. 🙂

  2. Great post and keep up the good work!

    I’m glad you like comments, here’s another one!

    Take it one step at a time, you’ll figure it out. You know enough already and the rest you can learn later.

  3. Blogging changes a person. That’s what happened to me. It changes your view on life and the world.

    My blog started out very differently than it is now. The change was unexpected and unintentional.

  4. @Daisy: Thanks for the comment. So you can relate, huh? lol. Now, for the really funny part. My wife was the one who snapped that pic. She ran outside and took it while I was blogging. Fortunately, she emailed it to me, so I was able to partake… ROFL. She’s sitting right next to me on the couch, on her laptop. OMG, that’s funny!

    @Eric: Wow, 2 comments! Thanks, for the compliment. I’ll be swinging by to check out your blog.

  5. Hey you aren’t the only that waits to do things LOL I left ALL my housework till now and have Company coming on Sunday and Monday and Wednesday.
    Stupid PC keeps calling me from the other room.

    Desperate need to schedule things NOT!!

    You think that after 4 weeks you are disorganized wait awhile


  6. When the disease really kicks in, start to check which hotels have either wi-fi or some way to get online and blog during a vacation. Nearby Starbucks, etc.

    Yes, I did blog from Trump’s Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, NJ.

    : )

  7. Yah, I’m also feeling that it has drained half my time away. Maybe that’s the life of a blogger…

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