I suffer from blog guilt. I look at my statistics and see that faithful readers have come to my site and have been turned away without fresh stories. Not very many faithful readers mind you but some. It isn’t that I wasn’t thinking about blogging. It’s just that this week they all hit the trash can. Here are the top five blog stories that aren’t going to happen this week.
#5: Yes I really can cook. My husband’s birthday was on Monday. I successfully made an incredible green bean casserole. I stole the recipe from a friend. It involves cheese, butter, sour cream, more cheese and bacon. I didn’t burn it. People had seconds. Really that’s all I had to say about it. Not long enough for a blog.
#4. My husband is amazing. There is a fine line between a nice sentimental blog about your spouse and a blog that makes people feel queasy from too much gush. I was having a hard time with the fine line so I hit delete. He is amazing though.
#3. I’m a crazy parent. My kindergartener was assigned to the orange reading group. I don’t know what this means. Does orange mean she’s in the second highest group because orange is the second color in the rainbow? Does orange mean she’s in the highest reading group because orange is so bright? Does orange mean that she is in the lowest reading group because orange reminds me of clowns which she can be when she’s supposed to be paying attention? I actually voiced some of these questions to my sister who happens to teach kindergarten. She took a deep breath so she could avoid punching me and then told me I was one of the crazy parents and I needed to reevaluate. Who wants to read a whole blog about that?
#2. Its raining. I like rain. I already blogged about this last year. Rain, Rain. I need someone to tell me if people like to see old blogs reposted. Or should I come up with something new to say? I’m in a quagmire.
#1. National Novel Writing Month I have two friends who are writers by trade. One is a newspaper columnist. One is a novelist. I think they are both incredible. I briefly contemplated participating in this year’s National Novel Writing Month. It’s in November. You’re supposed to write a 50,000 word novel in just one month. Last year there were over 200,000 participants and 50,000 people actually completed a novel in a month. I’m so curious. That’s how far I got on the blog. Probably not a good sign for a full novel.
Whew. I feel better. Like I confessed and the guilt is gone. Read on my readers.