Random Monday

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• Every so often I think about quitting blogging. I’ve been inconsistent and lost a bunch of readers. It’s more fun to write when you know you’re talking to someone. On the other hand, I was reading over my archives (do you guys do that – read your own archives?), and there are so many stories I would never remember today if I hadn’t written about them. Like that time when Little was going to have one hundred babies. I don’t want to miss out on remembering stuff if I quit. All these articles about the Death of Blogging can be discouraging, though. And I don’t have the stomach to be a corporate shill about it to try to get popular – I am not on instagram, I don’t care about writing sponsored posts, and I still hate Google+ and won’t use it no matter what everyone says I should do. I mean, I’d LIKE to be popular, I’m just too lazy to work at it.

Does anyone else dither about this?

• This photographer is funny (beware the autoplay music) – Best Case Scenario.

The World Would Be a Better Place if We All Stopped Taking Pictures of Ourselves. HAR!

• I am TOTALLY going to try this – Using Spiral Notebooks to Simplify Homeschooling.

This article is VERY interesting. It’s a totally new (to me, anyway) way of thinking about drinking. The line that caught my eye – That instead of looking at how insane it is to consume the amounts of alcohol we do in this country on any level, we’ve instead systematically labeled anyone who can’t hang in that insanity as having the problem.

• Happy Monday, my darlings!


PS: You guys were so amazing and generous to me last week when I shared my menopause/emotional struggles. Some of you didn’t comment, but instead sent beautiful, heartfelt, and caring emails. I can’t tell you how much all this support means to me. I told my husband how wonderful y’all were, and got all teary-eyed. Natch. Thank you. So much.


7 Responses to “Random Monday”

  1. Thia Says:

    The notebook idea worked for us during the early years when there was only one student. As more of the kids started homeschool, I had to make our own daily assignment sheet or it turned into, “what do you mean I forgot history for the last two weeks?”

  2. Jaxty Says:

    I agree that it is hard to write a blog post when you have a limited audience. Having a protected blog makes it even more limited. But I write it for the reason that you said…it’s for my family and my kids. To document our lives. And particularly since I print out my blog each year, it’s like our family scrapbook. I occasionally think, wouldn’t it be cool to have thousands of readers and sponsors and income from my blog. But that is WORK. And like you, “aintnobodygottime for that.”

  3. Dawn Says:

    Selfishly, I say, “keep blogging!”

    Selflessly, I say, “do what is best for you and your family, but keep blogging!”


    Notebook idea is interesting. I make up an assignment sheet now, but keeping in a spiral sounds good.

    I have a woman in our Girl Scout troop (she is a volunteer) that plasters her Facebook with selfies. Drives me nuts. Worst thing is that they are quite often blurry/out of focus. And why post 4 shots that are virtually the same? Why not choose the best???? Arrrrgggghhhh!

  4. Nicole Boyhouse Says:

    I had the exact same dilemma! I was thinking about quitting, but then I read through my archives and thought, damn, I don’t want to miss writing these things down.
    Nicole Boyhouse´s last blog post ..Boots and songbooks: where have you been all my life?

  5. Erin-The Usual Mayhem Says:

    I liked the notebook article too and I think it’s a great idea for another household. In my case, however, one of two things would happen:

    I’d either misplace the notebook between bedtime and morning by putting it down somewhere “really careful where I can’t possibly misplace it”
    – OR –
    The Evil Shrieking Woman would be the one reading the list in the morning and would take exception to being bossed around by some bunch of written lines.

    I’ve thought about giving up blogging too but I like, as you said, having all of those memories to look back on.
    Erin-The Usual Mayhem´s last blog post ..Towards Minimalism: 5 Inspiring Posts

  6. Happy Elf Mom (Christine) Says:

    Oh nooo, don’t stop blogging! If you lived only on twitter, I would only get occasional snatches of snark. With the blog, you can just dump that bucket and everyone feels better. 🙂
    Happy Elf Mom (Christine)´s last blog post ..Homeschool: Books and Creative Play

  7. Lily Says:

    Hi Deb, remember me? Lol, my little twins are 3 now, and i’m still alive and well. A few times i thought i might loose my mind, but i didnt. the boys are super cute right now; they’ve always been of course, but i can really enjoy it right now. I really enjoy your sporadic posts and sense of humor. I do hope you’ll keep posting here and there. If not, at least keep your own journal if cute stories. It is so neat what kids say and do. I should take my own advice and write some things down too. Bless you, and your family and thanks for sharing your life with random Internet people. <3