March 09, 2007


You know. I flirt with it - really, I do. I think to myself - self, you really could find 30 minutes to an hour a day to type - in my usual 100 wpm mode - something into this little MovableType box. Become a blogger again.

You could do that, Heather, you know.

But therein lies the trap. It's easy to write. I do peruse the web news occasionally, and there are about 8 blogs I have on RSS feeds that I try to keep on top of, but BLOGGING requires oh so much more than writing.

So maybe I could be just a writer. Or, in my case, a sort of stream-of-consciousness typist. But that seems so narcissississsissstic (too lazy to look up spelling). And I tell myself, self, who really wants to read about the travails of a 34-year-old mom, her 5 cats, and her rapscallion son and his antics? (If you want to hear about the husband, he'll help you out there). And that usually shuts me down every time.

I could write about how to do a successful data integration. But I typically don't geek out here, so who'd want to read that - even though it's more process than technical detail. And, really, is there anyone still reading now - I'm making my point.

So, I'm stopping in to say hi because my urchin should be waking any moment. And then there's the pile of dishes and the several loads of laundry to do (loud chores we suspend during naps). And then I have this marketing website to work on.

I may be back. I may not. I gave it a few good years on a run. And then I took a couple off. And maybe more.


Posted by hln at March 9, 2007 02:51 PM | Housekeeping | TrackBack

I bet I'm not one of the eight.

Posted by: Phelps at March 9, 2007 03:58 PM

I suppose I could barter with other bloggers. You clean a room in my house, feed the baby, or change diapers, and I'll sit here, read blogs, and comment. I'll stop by tonight, Phelps ;)


Posted by: hln at March 9, 2007 09:04 PM

I never minded changing diapers, especially since I figured out how to keep my son from peeing on my: cover his parts with a cloth immediately upon removing the soiled diaper. He got me once, but never again. I'm still puzzled how my father-in-law managed to get wet about once a month.

Sorry to hear that you might drop the blogging thing, because I enjoy reading your stuff. Having kids myself though, I understand that your priorities have shifted.

For the record, I'd enjoy reading data integration details. Then again, I'm a total geek.

take care of the little Defending World Champion St. Louis Cardinals!!! fan.

Sorry. I waited 24 years to be able to say that again.

Posted by: physics geek at March 13, 2007 03:29 PM

Bah! Stupid Cardinals!

Which I've been saying for 24 years.

Anyway, add one more to the list of people who haven't stopped checking in, hoping to find new material.

Posted by: Harvey at March 13, 2007 11:17 PM