Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Not Sure How It's Done. An Overthinking Post.

I look at some blogs--and I won't divulge the names of these blogs--that have 30-40 some-odd posts in a single month. Now, I'm a pretty good month expert and know AT MOST there is a maximum of 31 days in a month. That means, these people blog on an average of once OR MORE a day.+++Good for them, I say. I enjoy stalking people and reading about what their family is eating for dinner, doing for work and planning for the future, and somehow I get it in my head that I really do know them like a creeper. Really, that is the true nature of the many blogs that circle around this loop of the blog world and really, it is mundane yet strangely addicting. Who doesn't want a peek into these people's lives to see whether or not they are better than yours and you can make your judgement anonymously behind your smug little laptop and no one will know what you think about them. It is the same concept with celebrity magazines and tabloids.+++

Sometimes I find myself wishing I blogged more; say, at least 5 times a week. Yes that would suffice, right? And then I realize I spend several hours a week thinking about what to blog for the two or some odd times I DO blog weekly. I spend a minimum of one hour each time I blog because I analyze every word, sentence and picture. Now, I am very proud to say that I enjoy my blogging hobby and it has been a creative outlet for me as I am not what you would call, "crafty with my hands" har har.+++That will hopefully change as I have secured two gallons of Silver Sage paint and am going to start painting my laundry room and bathroom ASAP. Baby steps, says Dr. Leo Marvin.+++

Still, I enjoy it when I have my many blog-worthy experiences and broadcast them out to the internet because that generally means I am living life in a way that is fulfilling and joyful and am EXCITED about it. At the same time, I feel a different sense of gratification when I am too consumed with errands, cooking, baby, and husband to blog. I feel busy and look forward to blogging later when there's time. Now, journaling on the other hand--much different. Always document, always put it into writing, always make time for it. I'm preaching to the choir. Blogging is similar but there isn't a subconscious pressure to put on a show for an audience. Blogging nation, keep blogging to your heart's content, I need entertainment, I really do love knowing "the updates" and there's nothing wrong with that! Just know that even if your life isn't blogged, it STILL happened.

 "Happy people learn that happiness, like sweat, is a by-product of activity. You can only achieve happiness if you are too busy living your life to notice whether you are happy or not."--Frank Pittman III

In other words, "lose yourself," as Eminem would say. Right? He would say that? He had that song..


Grammy Suzzy said...

I LOVE your blog posts, Alisa! I enjoy how you say what you say, and I don't have to spend a ton of time reading it! Great gift you have! I also like that you blog updates are on facebook...how DO you do that???

Alisa said...

Thank you Sister Rice, I always love reading your blog. The insights, musings and words of wisdom you provide are priceless. I will write a two-sentence 'how-to' on your fb for posting the blog just so that it's right there for ya!

Waddie said...

Hahahaaaa!!! Oh my goodness, Alisa. I love you. That was amazing. Thank you. Kudos. Snaps. Whatever you want, take it.

Brianne said...

That may be my favorite photo of Beckett ever! Too cute.