July 16th, 2008
Please note that the below represents my perspective and is not reflective of any well-adjusted, unmedicated bloggers out there.
I call this piece, The Arc of a Blogger
Stage 1: Denial
Examples – “I can live perfectly well without my blog.
It has not consumed my life.
I do not live each day wondering, If I blog it, will they come?
My children ARE adjusting to artificial light and prison-issue food.”
Stage 2: Anger
Example – “WHAT?? My ‘If Celebrity Baby Names Were Butt Synonyms‘ post ruled! Come on! Hiney Pitt?
What’s wrong with you people?
No comments? Come ON!”
Stage 3: Bargaining
Example – “OK, God. Here’s the deal: if you make me brilliant with a side of gentle sarcasm for one day, AND use your Divine Grace to inspire a relatable and beautifully-written post, I will help You cloth the naked and feed the poor. And *possibly* become an instrument of your peace.
Stage 4: Depression
Examples – “Forget it. Why bother?
What’s the point? I’m closing this thing down.
No one likes me. Why don’t they like me?
Was it the Tushy Lopez?”
Stage 5: Acceptance
Example – “I’ll just be me. Little ole San Diego “Hiney Pitt” Mommason.
But with more meds, and less butt talk.
UPDATED: I planned, I really did, to have a new BlogHerNot post up here by now. BUT, la vida loca, and a snot-soaked two-year-old got in the way. So just ignore me, and head over to Mommy Pie’s, where she’s hosting the most fantab group of bloggers for BlogHerNot 2008. Seriously, there’s a whole lot of great links over there. Not to mention Mommy Pie herself. And? We’re all very happy for those who are at BlogHer. I’m pretty confident in saying we all wish we were there with you. Have fun!