Monday, May 7, 2012

An Hour In My Day - Blogging




Join me on staceysmotheringmoments.com
I'm hooking up with Stasha's Monday Listicle (and Stacy's Hour in a Day!)for the second time ever and thought this time I'd actualy stay on script.  The task for this week is to list 10 things you do in an hour.  I guess, any hour will do. You probably don't want the hour I waste watching at Lonely Island videos or trying to pull conversation from my family at the dinner table.  I could write about a particularly hectic hour with my kids but the thought of reliving one of those exhausts me. So, I'll tell you a little about the hour (if I'm lucky) that I write a blog post.  (Could be this one...)

1. Think of a topic.

2. Decide that I hate that topic and start looking at what other bloggers have written about for... um...  inspiration.

3. Ponder why writing wry, poignant or clever posts seems so much easier for everyone else and think that maybe I'm not cut out for this whole blogging thing.

4. Go eat some chocolate from the emergency stash.

5. Finally get an idea that's worth writing about. (Chocolate will do that.)

6. Because he has impecable timing, the baby starts crying.

7. Nurse the baby while typing one-handed what I think is finally a post people other than my mom might find interesting. (Because you have to strike when an idea hits!)

8. Gingerly put now sleeping baby down into bouncy seat to type with abandon and pray to all available dieties that he does. not. wake before I finish this post.

9. Finish post (thank dieties) and hit "publish."

10, Read over post and find 2 spelling mistakes and 1 grammatical error.  Shrug and return to emergency chocolate.

17 comments:

  1. My blog is powered by chocolate too!! Love this blog post. You make me giggle.

    ReplyDelete
  2. SO SO true!! Love this entirely, but esp #3!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So glad to hear it's not just me struggling with #3. I guess it always looks like people just whipped up their posts in minutes from the outside, when it could have taken them hours too...

      Delete
  3. Typing with one hand while nursing, quite a feat!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. If I didn't do that I'd never get any emailing or blogging done. This kid is insatiable! ; )

      Delete
  4. Yeah, I need a candy stash. Maybe that will motivate me to get to the editing part....

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh yeah, the editing part. Maybe that would stave off the published grammatical mistakes. ; )

      Delete
  5. Chocolate is P O W E R F U L! You really needn't say more :O)

    Fabulous list today!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Ha ha ha! An hour in ALL of our days - thanks for the laugh my dear. (-:

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by Ado. Glad it resonates with others!

      Delete
  7. LOL Yes! That sounds about right. Right down to the nursing babe and one handed typing! Thanks for linking up!

    ReplyDelete
  8. hye, FYI, your thumbnail pic for your blog is not linked to your blog (this makes it hard for people to find your blog!). I wrote a post about how to fix it, here is the link:

    (this is not spam, this is me being nice, promise)

    http://mothersofbrothersblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/762-public-service-announcement-from.html

    only takes a few seconds to fix it, and it should push your traffic up.

    best,
    MOV

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for the tip MOV! I'm on it today...

      Delete
  9. So true, except I wish I could hit publish that quickly. Oh and I can't claim the badge of honor that I nurse a baby while typing. Other than that, I totally relate. Ellen

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hahaha, remove the nursing and you've pretty much described the blogging process for me as well, especially #10

    ReplyDelete

There was an error in this gadget