Monday, March 2, 2009

A Good Excuse To Blog

From my humble point of view, my life can be pretty boring. Pretty much the same ol', same ol' day in and out. And I sometimes forget that there was life before messy diapers, worrying about naptime, cheerios, and making sure the child gets more fruit into her diet, if you know what I mean.

So it kind of seems like my life is boring. My blog has no specific niche, besides wherever my thoughts take me. Which means I will likely attract only readers who are like me or who are impressed and/or entertained by my my not so stellar writing abilities.

But the other day, I went back and reread some of my old blog posts. When I did not post often my posts were boring, thus making the blog boring. I expected to read some really boring drivel in the months where I blogged everyday, when in fact quite the opposite was true. It was like the act of writing really did improve my skill. Who would have thought?

I planned on blogging everyday for February, but then the first was on a Sunday, so I forgot. Then the same thing happened in March and I realized I just need to start writing everyday (even if I did start this post on Monday, and it isn't going up until today)...

I am recommitting to my blog for daily posts. The posts will still be my own mindless drivel, because I refuse to box myself in with a niche (because I have a hard enough time finding something to post as it is), but for the next while (who knows how long) I will post something daily that you can distract yourself from chores you are avoiding be entertained by.

PS My stellar writing abilities have left me clueless for how to fix the above sentence. I don't think you are supposed to end a sentence with a preposition, but I can't figure out how to fix it. Give me a few months of posting regularly and maybe I will remember.


jjstringham said...

"by which to be entertained." Only it sounds a whole lot more formal that way. I'm perfectly content with poorly constructed sentences. :-)

Looking forward to something to keep me away from my mounds of laundry.

jjstringham said...

wait. That doesn't sound right either. Who knows. I'm now confused. Thanks a lot.

jjstringham said...

"in which you could (all that crossed out stuff) be entertained". I think.

You just got three comments on one post from me. You should be totally ecstatic right now. :-P

Robin said...

I like reading your blog to see what's going on in your life. I like the mindless drivel, updates on Callie, and whatever else you post. It makes me remember what an incredibly cool person you are.

Jamie Jo said...

Dang. Someone beat me to the English correction! Well, as an English major who gets to correct people's grammar all day (so fun), your original sentence was better. I even stopped and reread it, admiring the crafting of it, before I ready your little postscript. If you really want to know, the rule about prepositions came from Latin grammar rules, and I am of the school that since English is Germanic and not Latin based, screw the rule. One of my BYU grammar classes said that some teacher made it up and it still hangs on today for no reason. Winston Churchill replied to a similar correction with this: "That is the sort of nonsense up with which I shall not put." Here here!

PS: Love your blog. Keep it up! I am not one for niches either.