Friday, August 13, 2010

Reasons Why. . .

I have such a hard time blogging!
I don't seem to come back to this blog very often, but it's not because I don't think about it. I seem to mostly just think about it, though. And hardly ever write. Tonight I was thinking about some of the reasons for that and decided to put them in the blog, should anyone ever stumble across and wonder.
  1. I don't like the way this looks and don't know how to make it look any better. I get frustrated every time I try, so I just don't come back to it.
  2. I am a super-perfectionist. A simple/short entry can take me a couple of hours of editing (hello, my name is Sherry. I am a grateful believer in Jesus, and I am a perfectionist--not recovered, and an English major--no recovery possible.) No typos. And no improper construction. And I like to revise. And it should be well-written, even if it is about gluten.
  3. Does anyone even read this? Am I writing for an audience? I don't think so. Do I care? I don't know.
  4. Why do people blog anyway? I enjoy reading other people's blogs, but only if they are well-written. I can't tolerate typos in other people's stuff either.
  5. On the other hand, it can get a little boring around here--being a bit house-bound so much of the time. Writing a blog seems like a good idea, but I also feel like I'm wasting my time. Who cares, really, what my family eats or what medicine I take for my arthritis or how cute my kids are? (They really are cute, and smart, but my husband goes a little overboard in sharing them with the world.)
Anyone out there? What do you think? Any ideas? Should I keep blogging?
And next up, when I do return. . .our gluten free vacation!


  1. 3) Yes, I read, and hope you continue to write.
    2) I know what you mean. My better posts take hours.
    1) I think it looks just fine, but you can play with different templates if you want something different. Or look at TypePad and WordPress to see what other options exist.
    4) I have a couple half-done posts on this very question :)
    5) There's a whole community of RA bloggers. It can be helpful to hear how others are doing, get tips for coping, keep tabs on what's going on in healthcare...

    Looking forward to hearing about your vacation.

  2. WarmSocks--You just made my day! (Night!) I've been reading your blog for a while and really enjoy it. And I think see you on the Arthritis Foundation message boards, if I remember correctly. I'm not on them often. It really is helpful to hear how others are doing, get tips, etc. I had no idea anyone else was out there with me! Thanks so much for your reply. Appreciate it. It may have given me just the little boost I need to keep going. :)

  3. Captain Overboard here. Yes, people do read, and don't underestimate that. Second, I've found it to be very healthy to put your thoughts down in writing. We both know you don't think out loud like me, and that's a good thing, but this is a great way to share what you do want to say. Write away. Don't worry so much about the typos; you can always go back and edit them out later. Works for me! :) Love you.

  4. Yes, you should continue to blog! You are a great writer and should use your talent. People love to share their lives and read about other peoples lives. It is encouraging, uplifting, comforting, and funny. You have a gift. You are a gift.

  5. Crimsonhrt67--I'd love to know who you are--as I think you must know me better than just on this blog. Thanks for the kind words and encouragement. I think you are the gift.
    The Lady in Pred

  6. Yes, we have known one another for some time. Although, we have not lived near each other for some always hold a dear place in my heart. I am amazed at your perseverance through dealing with life's challenges starting at such a young age. You are a treasure and I am thankful you are sharing it with the world. I am also waiting for your book to come out. ;)