Now, though, some fine blog friends have questioned their very bloggy existences. It’s a crisis I know well. There have been times when I have thought about ending the blog. I am certainly grateful that fun, entertaining people find my writing fun and entertaining. But with an audience comes expectation, and expectation brings pressure to produce something for that audience that’s worth their time and attention. Sometimes, because of pressures external and internal, that can feel like a real challenge. Even though my blog is quite unserious, I take my blogging very seriously.
Luckily, every time I get that sapped feeling, it doesn’t last long. Maybe that lack of inspiration makes me look harder for something to write about. Maybe the pressures of work or personal life or whatever make me appreciate that I have a creative outlet right at my fingertips. Before I know it, I’m writing again and laughing as I type. And despite relishing the feedback of my audience, I know the first person I have to entertain is me. I hope I’ve done the same for all of you, and appreciate everyone who has ever popped into my humble abode here on the Internets.
On to the Top Ten topic: Why are still blogging?
10) Much better drunken creative outlet than writing name in the snow.
9) Employer refuses to let us use LOLCAT in client presentations.
8) Want children to understand why daddy drinks.
7) Have to alert the world that Chocolate Skittles are people! They’re people!
6) Only way to have a relationship with an adorable girlfriend without violating marriage vows.
5) Saturn doesn’t give cars to just anyone who wants to drive around the country.
4) Someone has to write down what the squirrels are muttering.
3) Mom still can’t find the key to the basement.
2) Because in the Blogosphere, no one can write you a rejection letter.
1) Praise from anonymous readers is the new cocaine.
A post about this past weekend’s Vegas trip will be forthcoming. No pants were soiled, but they were certainly removed. Repeatedly.