Do Tell

Posted by ZenMom Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Today, I have a bone to pick.  And a confession to make.  Boy, I think I confess more to you folks than my priest. Actually, I know I do. Well here goes the confession de jour:


Now I know that I'm still pretty much a newbie at this whole blog thing, but come on. Everywhere I look, I see great blogs. Ones with hot designs. The coolest gadgets. Witty prose. Not to mention a zillion and five followers. To develop blogs of this magnitude takes work.  Lots of work.  Or sheer genius (and since I'm darn sure I'm not in that category we'll just leave this one be.) So that leads me to my query:

Where the hell do you find the time?

I don't get it.  Most of you out there are moms like me. And, unlike me, some of you even juggle family life with full time jobs.  So how do you find the hours in a day to get this all done?

It takes everything I've got to get a post out every other day or so, let alone research HTML and CSS to make clever tweeks to my sidebars or get the newest widget.  Don't get me started on the whole social networking thing.

And although I love all the comments and good wishes that have been posted along the way, I'm usually too scattered to reply to each one.  I'm ashamed to admit, that right now I have two awards that were graciously given to me by fellow blogging friends and I haven't gotten around to passing it on -- or even posting about it. A fine image I'm painting, don't you think?

Maybe I'm just not in the know.  Hey, it wouldn't be the first time, and probably not the last either. So what am I missing?

The thing is, I like this new world I've entered.  I want to be a part of it.  And I want to be good at it.  But you, my friends have given me some pretty hard acts to follow.  So, tell me.   What are your secrets? What tips and tricks allow you to balance your real-world lives and the cyber alter egos we all create?

Can you tell?

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  1. Do I have kids still?? Oh sh@t! I left them in the car!! Dinner?? Huh?? Too busy blogging!!

  2. hahaha, Lee.

    Here's a secret I have...shhhh

    Is the coast clear?
    I blog from work.


    I think your blog is good, otherwise I would have followed. Keep doin what your doin and the rest will fall in line. Make comments as much as possible. It can take ONE FUNNY comment on someone's blog to make others click to see what YOUR blog is about.

  3. Megan Says:
  4. I'm pretty new too. But honestly, I don't have the time nor do I know anything about HTML, design, etc. I just write for its cathartic value. Well, that and the fact that I have a useless MFA in writing and won't ever find any other use for it. Oh well.

    I think you're doing a great job. Don't worry so much about design and keep your mind on the content - which you seem to be doing a great job of already.


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