Top Ten Reasons Why I Suck at Blogging:
10. I work a full time job and have four children to raise, some who are now teenagers so I REALLY need to be around and involved.
9. I like to sleep and unfortunately, my creative writing juices don't start flowing until late into the night. By that time I'm sleeping because I have to go to that full time job I mentioned above. And I have to actually be coherent at work AND at home. My brain does not function well on 2 hours of sleep. Which doesn't work when you have to solve problems, help with other people's writing, assist with homework, and figure out the complicated task of what to cook for dinner.
8. I can't blog at work. Not that I can't, but I don't have the time between seeing students, case management, and planning events. I don't have that quiet, uninterrupted time to really think of something witty, provocative, insightful, or magical to blog about. Like this list...
7. My brain is fried. By the end of the day, all day, every day, my brain ceases to function and becomes a vegetable. It can only process mindless television shows that require very little thought, or it can only eek out something in the personal journal entry (usually a paragraph with a list of "This is what happened today"), or it can read a book that doesn't take a lot of effort (definitely not a Game of Thrones reading time).
6. I was introduced to this game on my phone called "Words With Friends" and I've been obsessed with beating everyone on my playlist ever since. So whenever I check my phone for something, out pops a new challenge and I just HAVE to play my turn.
5. I have these life forms called children, in particular a 7-year-old, who can sense when I'm not around. Like now. It's 2:45am and she woke up and couldn't find me. So my thought process was interrupted because I had to let her know I was downstairs. Writing. Or trying to write. So no matter what time of the day or night, I can't seem to find time to write. Or blog. Or even think.
4. I'm an introvert. I have no problems speaking to people and carrying a conversation but in the end, I need quiet time. Writing takes some thought so it gets put on the back burner. Because I'm trying not to have a melt down. Or get the shakes. If you're an introvert, you know what I'm talking about.
3. I get distracted easily. Like when I'm thinking of all of the laundry that needs to be washed. Or wondering if anyone has eaten and should I cook something. Or thinking about the kids' rooms and how I need to sort through the mess.
2. I don't have much to say. Okay, that's not entirely true. But some of my thoughts are not appropriate for a blog that my family reads. Those thoughts are not even logged in my personal journal. They are just tucked away in the back of my brain to be filed and pulled out when I have the time to sort through them. If I grow old and still have brain power, I might take that opportunity to share those thoughts. By then, I'll be old (okay, older than I am now) and won't care. Because I will have lived my life and can be at liberty to say whatever I want. I'll pull the old, gray hair lady card. Yup, that's what I'll do.
1. And the number one reason I suck at blogging... with the ten billion things I need to do, something has to give. And blogging is more like a luxury than a necessity. I'm not even sure how many people read this nonsense, if any. So, out of my ten billion things, I may pull back on one of them to put blogging in the forefront. And write more often. And maybe my one or two readers will be happy with my random thoughts. Get a laugh or two. Have an ah-ha moment. We'll see...