Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Lost Mojo

I don't know if I ever had any mojo.... but if I did, I accidentally left it somewhere and I haven't been able to retrace my steps to figure out where. I looked in the couch cushions and under the ottoman, but its not there. And, I even cleaned out my purse, but all I found was Zain's old hearing aide. So, I am pretty sure its lost and I am not sure if it will ever be found.

Basically, I am not feeling the blog world anymore. Don't get me wrong... I love the clever and witty blogs that I read... I've just come to realize that mine isn't one of them. I used to have a list of topics and cracked myself up (and I don't care if I was the only one cracking), but I can't think of anything to say anymore. The only crack is the crack I must be smoking if I think anyone wants to read the crap I keep putting out here. I have complained about my kids, husband, life, weight, kids, politics, tv shows, kids... and I am even boring myself anymore. I have lost followers, my comments are down to next to nothing... and I just think maybe its time for me to move on to other exploits... like the laundry I've neglected since I started this thing.

At first, blogging was an addiction for me. I couldn't wait to have a couple minutes to bang out a post on my keyboard... but now it feels like a job. And God knows I don't want no J-O-B. And if I did... it would actually pay some money. So, I am taking a break, I guess. If I track down my mojo, I will put it to good use... but until then... consider this a mojo (and crappy post... or crappier than usual) free zone.

11 comments:

Tuffy said...

I've had similar thoughts about blogging. You could go on the post once every 2 or 3 weeks plan, like me.

The only difference is that it took me like 4 years to get to that point.

Amie said...

If it feels like a chore, then don't post every day. You'll have something you want to write about again...something funny, or something to complain about.

As for the comments, sometimes it's a blog world game...you leave a comment, you get left a comment, you don't leave a comment, you don't get left a comment...not always of course, but with some people that's how it works.

Busy Bee Suz said...

You certainly don't need another job, if that is what it feels like.
We all lose followers anyway...most of them are not the ones leaving comments (at least in my case)
I have found too, that the more blogs I comment on, the more comments I get. But then, it is like work if you stress....
Take care and Stress-lESS!

J.D. said...

You're wrong to think your writing is not witty or clever. I enjoy reading your creative take on things in just about every blog you post. Some are better than others but it just means you're human like the rest of us. And I have no incentive for pumping you up other than hoping you will continue to share your blog entries. I don't know you but I've come to know a little bit of who you are in your writing. Please don't leave us!

TexInTheCity said...

Dude, I know I have been caught up in my own drama but you are as witty and as funny as any blog out there!

For shizzle. Now if you need a break, We will all understand but don't just leave, WE'LL MISS YOU!

Besides, laundry will never be as much fun as pounding out a post.

Hang in there,
Tex

mom seeks life said...

I'm feeling this too and since I took a break from blogging to go on my holiday from hell I have come home and realised the world doesn't revolve around my blog. Feeling a bit 'everything is pointless' at the moment so won't be carrying on with mine. I loved yours though and thanks for writing - it was fun while it lasted! Heres to finding our mojos

Lori said...

Awwwww, that's too bad. Well, for everybody else that is...I'll still get to hear all of your stories "live" every week, like how your truck lovin 3 year old was finding words to rhyme with trucker yesterday in the car and yelled the most inappropriate one out the window to a complete stranger who changed his beaming smile to an accusing glare like you're teaching him this language on purpose...

Yeah, I think I'll start my own blog and tell your stories. I'll be toting a tape recorder for all of our future outings, because Lord knows I can't write! (note very long run on sentence in the paragraph above.) See ya tonight...

Domestic Goddess (In Training) said...

Thanks for the support from everyone. Those who posted here, told me in person, and/or facebooked me.... to all of you... thanks. It means a lot to me to know that I mean something to you. At the risk of sounding like I was just begging for praise... I will say that I have changed my mind. My blog will still be here, and so will I. But, only if I have something to say. No more obligatory throw away posts. Only real Lynn... from the heart (or brain or uterus). Snark or no snark... humor or serious... family or the real world (or The Real World on MTV). Me. Thanks for reminding me that I am the reason I started and its time to bring it back to me. Not the numbers of followers or comments, but me. Speaking. If anyone listens... that is just gravy. Thanks.

Anna Lefler said...

Oh, man, I think everyone hits these periods at some point. Slowing down the pace helps a lot - so it doesn't feel like such a chore.

Don't despair! It's temporary!

:-D Anna

Momo-Mama said...

I hear you...I feel you...I get you...

i just posted today for the first time in 3 weeks...(and it is mostly pictures).

My mojo is hanging by a thread but I am trying my best to keep hold of it.

Your blog (among a few others) motivates me to keep going!

Domestic Goddess (In Training) said...

Momo-Mama - That is the best compliment, thanks! I think posting only when there is something really motivating me to write is the best I can do for now... and that is enough.