Assessment Week: Freaky Friday

So here it is.

My first post in days upon days. No doodle to go with it.

What is this world (or at least my corner of it) coming to?

I suppose six months is something like a decade in blog years, but in reality, I’m still figuring out this whole life-work-blog balance. And I’m not doing very well, apparently.

See, with one wife, two jobs, and three kids, I keep pushing blogging off in favor of work that pays and actual human interaction with my immediate family members. I mean, I guess I could technically stop sleeping (which is kind of what I’m doing now, typing, as I am, at 12:39 a.m.), but I’ve been dieting lately too, and I don’t want to give up everything.

I realize that daily postings shifting to roughly weekly postings is a bit jarring to my hundreds of loyal readers, but as I said before, I’m still figuring this out. The Shallows are still very much important to me, and I’m working out some kinks that will allow me (or encourage me) to post here more often. In talking with my wife tonight, I realized that my posts don’t have to be perfect. My life isn’t, after all, and this blog is a fairly accurate depiction of that.

I aim to start posting more snippets. More quotes. More small stuff.

For instance, I could have posted something short yesterday, in honor of my wife’s birthday, when our 4-year-old burst into our room at 6:30 a.m. singing at the top of her lungs: “It’s Mommy’s birthday! Happy birthday, Mom! It’s her birthday! I’m not going to hit her!”

It’s not like the secondborn hits my wife often—or at all—on other days of the year. I think the lyric was just a statement of fact.

And boom: That’s a post.

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6 thoughts on “Assessment Week: Freaky Friday

  1. This is sweet – as in short and sweet. Made me smile. :)

  2. I know with writing these posts, you can get so consumed that somewhere you turn from your keyboard and say “oh my, is there a family standing behind me?” and then you ask, “who are they and how long have they all been standing there?” ;-)
    AnnMarie
    Thank you for sharing – you’ve reminded me to look up from my keyboard and say hi to the strange family standing behind me

  3. Anonymous says:

    Post when it works for you and we will enjoy reading it! No pressure! Have a good weekend!

  4. franhunne4u says:

    No worries, sometimes I just blog twice a month – after all this is meant to be fun, not duty.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Yar! Words and words and words. Keep it up.

  6. I agree! I’m going through the same thing, I guess that’s life, family and/or sleep often need to be prioritized before our other loves.
    It’s ok, write when you can and whatever you want. I shall take my own advice too.!

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