Wednesday, November 11, 2015

from the metaphorical cutting room floor

Confession: Last night, I wanted something to blog about so I went to my drafts folder. I thought I maybe had ten posts in there, three of which mostly need pictures, so I didn't expect to find much. I was shocked when I saw 55... That means 55 times that I have stared at the screen, had a fleeting thought, and then quit. What a waste of time!

Some of those posts will likely never see the light of day. I have one about being "dumped" as a friend and another about a sticky work situation... but others just never got finished, or, their very contents stump me. Some examples:

- Things I bought that are awesome that aren't expensive: I got as far as Not Your Mother's dry shampoo and Payless Dexflex flats (seriously, love those shoes for the price).

- My Christmas House - explanations of some of my favorite Christmas decor (maybe I'll do that this year. Does anyone care?)

- A post called "Walking Your Dog is Hard" with all of the anxiety about neighbor interaction I used to feel about walking my dog. A year later, and I still feel it.

- Blog Your Unpopular Opinion, Volume Two which includes my disdain for Starbucks cup instagrams (especially now. Yes, they're red. Cool, I guess?), hashtags in blog posts, and the words Fri-yay, spirit animal, and adulting. You guys, I like English and slang is okay sometimes but can we just chill a little?

- A post with random facts about me dated 9/11/14 where I say Napa is my dream vacation. On 9/19/15, I got to go there. I love having a blog for keeping memories like this.

- Five Things I Wish People Would Agree On. Impossible! That one sounds like it could cause some disagreement. Maybe it's better no one has seen it.

- Other assorted titles like "Ways my husband failed at childhood," "I know you disagree but cats are awesome," "How to make people hate you at graduation," and "You took a blogging break - now what?" (I wish I had some insight on that last one... I wonder what I was going to say?)

The only thing that I'm really confessing here is that my intentions on blogging are better than my follow-through, but I wanted to support Kathy and Nadine with their link-up so let's pretend that this works. So, help a slacker out - if any of these posts should happen, let me know!

17 comments:

  1. ha! i have the same - a ton of drafts where i sat down, started typing and then either got distracted or bored or both and left it. i would like to read about how your hubby failed at childhood though.....

    thanks for supporting the link up!!

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  2. The Payless Dexflex flats are the ONLY flats I will buy now. So comfortable and a great price.

    I love seeing other people's Christmas decor. :)

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  3. Hahaha, I have something like 100 drafts so I know what you mean.

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  4. You made me check my drafts folder - I have 32 in there and some are just titles and I have no idea what I was thinking about them but I'm hoping it will one day come back to me? LOL

    I'd like to see the Christmas decor post and I would totally contribute to your blog your unpopular opinion post. LOL

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  5. Also, I just used LOL not once, but twice. But I really was laughing.

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  6. Thanks for linking up!!! I love Christmas decor posts. I shared one last year with my favorite ornaments and people got all sentimental about it with me and it was nice. I would like to see your unpopular opinion post because I get tired of reading the same shit sometimes. And I bet that some of those opinions are actually that of more than you think. I am not a fan of fri-yay but I do sometimes use the word adult as a verb. Like I dont want to adult today.

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  7. Oh and those shoes at Payless look amazing for the price. So they dont bother your ankles or anything????

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  8. I had a good 30-40 drafts on my blog...then I deleted them all < evil cackle > I didn't need reminders of my slackitude.

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  9. Hey you've gone a step further than me! I get an idea in my head & then just let it go. Most of the time they don't even get a draft...which maybe they should so I remember the ideas when I'm fresh out.

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  10. I would love to see an unpopular opinion post! Let's do a linkup :)

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    1. Oh and I am totally guilty of using hashtags in blog posts. I don't even have a Twitter account. #Can'tStopWon'tStop

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  11. I would totally be interested in Holiday decor posts. I hate most slang but I do like Adulting. More so in that I hate adulting, it really is hard. Haha!

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  12. LOLOLOL "I know you disagree but cats are awesome." I mean, I like ALL animals. But dogs win over cats EVERY time.

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  13. My drafts are ridiculous too!! I'm such a slacker. Oh well at least your drafts actually generated a post for you. AWESOME!!!! I cannot stand hashtags in blog posts too. Why????? That and when bloggers refer to their husband as les husband. It's like nails on a chalkboard.

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  14. I would totally read all of those possible blog posts!!! I particularly would like to hear how your husband failed at childhood. I have all kinds of drafts and post ideas #whyisfollowthroughsohard #adultingtakesupsomuchtime #sorrynotsorry :) Also, you totally have won half the battle with getting your posts together by coming up with awesome titles.

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  15. Walking your dog is hard, I don't worry about neighbor interaction so much as my big dog wanting to play which most people have no desire to do. I try to walk Salem early in the morning or at lunch when no one else is around.

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  16. omg i have like 200 posts in my drafts. i get so overwhelmed trying to sort through that mess lol. and um, yes cats ARE awesome.

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