I’ve always hated the “sorry I haven’t been posting; please forgive me” posts that bloggers do. You’re not a professional blogger, right? And if you were, apologizing for not meeting your responsibilities? Not the best business strategy, not long-term anyway.
But I almost started this post with an apology. Or an excuse. Or an explanation about how life is, well, accelerating and time is flying and OHMYGOD it’s not only December, it’s solidly in the month! Ack!
But the “I’m too busy, dear blog friends” line is a tired one, too.
And hey, as long as I’m at it: new mothers, stop apologizing for not keeping up with your blog. Please. We’re all intelligent adults here, people who care about you but completely understand that you have things keeping you busy. You know, like new humans and swelling boobies and even sleep sometimes. Why would you think we’d even accept an apology for your absence from your blog? We’re here for you, we love you, but c’mon. It actually makes me feel bad that you’re feeling the pressure to do something so… optional when you’re trying to keep it together.
And go read this. Listen to Mandy, mkay? Don’t worry about anything but figuring out how to meet your responsibilities for that kid. Really.
Okay, rant over. I’m ranty lately.
But neither apologetic nor full of excuses. Just, you know, not here – or at the forums I set up just to hang out with you peeps. Or taking pictures for that online photography class I paid money for. Or finalizing our 2011 budget. Nope, not doing any of those things. I’m surfing and blogging and yawning and thinking fondly about sleeping. (Insomniacs dream OF sleeping, not WHILE sleeping.)
I’ll admit I suck, but I’m not apologizing.
Clearly someone missed her naptime, huh? Woke up on the grumpy side of the bed? Ha.
I was going to blog, hopefully eloquently, about wanting to be the better version of me, the one right under the surface who often gets overlooked in favor of the one who gives in and lets out the frustration or loud voice or word vomits. Maybe tomorrow.