When I blog, I blog off the cuff. I type, I finish, I post. Which is why the fact that I've started several posts in the past few days and just erased them or saved them as drafts because I know they're garbage is startling. I don't have anything good to say. I'm stumped and I'm down on myself because I feel worthless.
And then the phone rang and I found out LT A will likely be in the hospital for up to six months. And I lost it.
There I was, carrying on because my blogging is not up to par, and then people with actual problems called and reminded me that "gaping shrapnel wounds" are more important than "feelings of inadequacy due to insufficient blog material". I don't think I've ever felt like a bigger idiot.
I'm not blogging anymore for a while, at least not until I have something to say.
Sarah, check your email.
Posted by: Carla at August 13, 2004 10:40 AM (r5M6F)
Prayers for Lt. A.
And you do have something to say. I think summertime is slump time for blogging; all that heat.Don't worry, just keep writing.
Posted by: Rachel Ann at August 13, 2004 11:59 AM (+fHyg)
Sarah the point you're missing is that people who are suffering through what your friend is need to forget sometimes and your great blogging provides that to them (and all of us). Your insights are refreshing and you don't take yourself too seriously. I think you have important things to say - even if they are unrelated to the horrors of war. We blog to escape and to debate. Please continue blogging. We need your ideas.
Posted by: Kathleen A at August 13, 2004 01:09 PM (vnAYT)
If you quit blogging, you quit reaching out to hundreds of people. There may only be one person that you help each day, but you may make a difference in that one person's life by making them laugh, making them think, making them aware, making them care, and most important of all, making them connect with another human being. You are too critical of yourself. Accept your blogging as your contribution to this crazy, mixed up world, and be thankful God has given you the gift of writing your thoughts on the internet. Keep your chin up. You're entitled to a bad day now and then. Overall, count your blessings and make a difference! I love you!
Posted by: Nancy at August 13, 2004 01:25 PM (+jEfD)
Posted by: OkieMinnie at August 13, 2004 03:42 PM (yozcs)
Prayers for Lt A, for sure. And comfort your way, too. Recharge and then come back to us.
Posted by: Princess Jami at August 13, 2004 06:41 PM (0gPLe)
If I may be so presumptious, I ditto your mom. I check in on you EVERY DAY, although I rarely comment. If you don't feel like commentating, at least link, please. You have a better line on what's going on, and link to things I like to see. I understand if you're getting a little burned out. (Even SDB, Whittle, Rachel Lucas, etc. do too. Don't dog yourself if you need a break.)
I'm a loyal fan, take some time if you need it. We'll still be here when you come back.
You and Blue6 are in my prayers.
Posted by: MargeinMI at August 13, 2004 06:56 PM (a5xWF)
I believe in the message that if we keep positive
and treat people well, making them laugh or
feel better about themselves we are helping.
Sometimes we have no idea we have helped someone
and then can learn years later you did and you
grow stronger from that.
Still, sometimes it is hard to see this and we
need time to get in contact with what brings us
our good spirits.
Take your time. rest, think, go to a funny movie,
eat candy, read a encouraging book, get in touch
with friends and talk about this.
The folks that have written the above comments
seem to care about you alot, they will wait
for you and I will bookmark your site so I can
come back and see you are spreading your cheer
as only you can. My prayers are with you and
the person hurt who will get well.
Posted by: cjg at August 13, 2004 11:33 PM (X0vnb)
My best to Lt. A, and hearty thanks as well. As far as your blogging goes (from a first time visitor) you're doing fine. Even the parts where you second guess your skill are readable and interesting, and isn't it ironic? don't you think? Hang in there, kiddo.
Posted by: M@ at August 14, 2004 06:24 PM (W/NM6)
Take time off whenever you feel like it, this isn't a job, and we'll all still be around in if you don't post for a few days.
Heck, I take months off at a time.
Posted by: John at August 14, 2004 07:10 PM (+Ysxp)
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