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Brief Hiatus and an Explanation of Sorts

I disappeared there for about a month or so and I'm sorry. I just hit this.........funk. I have/had a couple drafts wrote up and then time passed and what I was going to post about was 'old news' and I just couldn't post about them with so much time gone and I couldn't shake it.

Many of you know by now that I have a slight form of OCD. It rears it's ugly head from time to time on my blog (and other places but that's irrelevant here). I HAVE to post about things within just a day or so of them happening, otherwise it seems pointless to even blog about it.

Why?

I haven't the foggiest idea.

I just know that if I wait too long, it's too late to post it. The magic is gone or another similarly stupid idea pops in my head and convinces me it's too late.

I know that sounds ridiculous and I try to tell myself that it doesn't really matter WHEN I post about a specific event, just as long as I do. Most of the time that works, I convince myself that it's OK to post a story a week or so late. Which isn't a big deal, I can easily insert the date of the event in question or even take it a step further and post-date the whole damn post. But then there are times that I get SOOOOO behind (in my mind again, of course) that I just feel so overwhelmed with everything I want to blog about and getting it posted in a timely fashion.

When I hit that point?

I just shut down the blog completely.

I don't post anything.

I don't work on drafts.

I don't even LOOK at it.

It ceases to exist in my mind for a while.

Yes, I may think "Hey! This would be perfect for the blog." but it never makes it that far.

Even the thought of opening up blogger to work on a draft or work on a new post is so frustrating that I just cringe.

It's like if one thing doesn't "work" then the whole thing falls to the wayside. The thing that didn't "work" was posting timely, so then the whole blog suffers.

And yes, I know. I created this blog for myself first, but also to meet other people. It's also a great way to share the fun the kids and I have with family that can't be here right now. To share in the joys and laughter and sorrow and tears of being a mother.

Not very original.

I know that.

But it's MY life.

My furry life b/c my pets are a big part of my family and subsequently my blog.

It's MY Fur-Real Life.

So I can't say that I'm back for sure but it's pretty promising that I came back to post this and even worked on the layout and colors a bit.

Talk soon!

Comments

  1. I think the new colors and layout look awesome! You did a great job. I'm glad you're back. By the way I totally get what you're saying! I'm sort of the same way, but a bit different... on my farmer blog I do like you and just never post something if I wait too long. On Chrome's blog I HAVE to post things the day they happen because I use it as a record of our training and accomplishments, but I have been known to not ride or work with him because I don't feel like taking pictures, editing pictures or posting on the blog. Now THAT is lame LOL!!! Sometimes I wish I didn't blog because I could just go ride and not worry about remembering everything, timing our rides, taking pictures, etc. However 99% of the time I absolutely love it so I wouldn't really change it. :D So I guess we're both a bit OCD. Welcome back!

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    1. Thanks for the Welcome back! And glad I'm not the only crazy one who flips out over not posting in a timely fashion LOL!

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