Friday, February 08, 2008

Blog Envy

I know you know what I'm talking about. When you go read someone else's blog, and you're just like "God, why don't I write like that?" or "why is my life so boring that I don't have anything to write about?"

Okay. Well, maybe that last one was mine, but you still get the picture. We all have those blogs we want to be like- the ones that can write, the ones that always have fascinating things to post about, the ones that get all the visitors. I basically start thinking about what I'm going to post from the time I write my last blog. I never have anything interesting to say, and if I do, it never comes out in such a way as to be interesting. So, generally, I sit here with the sun glaring in my eyes from the sunrise contemplating what to write every morning. As you can imagine, that never goes well.

Why do I do it then? You know, because I just plain like it. I like writing my blog even if it's boring and no one wants to read it except my online buddies who feel the need to read it because I comment on theirs. It's good exercise especially since I'm almost a recluse and don't get much outside contact. This at least keeps my mind fresh and from me becoming completely shut off to the rest of the world. Maybe someday I will have something interesting to write, and for once, it will actually come off as interesting. But for now, I only write about blog envy and my newest piece in my shop.

My eternal flower ring that you see in the picture. (Like how I pulled that one off, huh?) Just listed it last night. I really like it, although, I might try another one with an extra row of petals. It's a sterling silver band ring with a sterling silver flower accent. I added a really clear and beautiful carnelian cabochon for accent. I like the carnelian in there, and it's just enough color. It can be found in my shop.

8 comments:

Helen | Pepperina Press said...

The best blogs to read are the ones where the person is writing *for the love* – so you've got the key :)

The petal ring is so sweet.

Hey Harriet said...

I agree with pepperina press.

There are so many awesome blogs out there & we all have our favourite bloggers that we aspire to, but at the end of the day it comes down to doing it for the love of it :)

& I think you're being too hard on yourself. I certainly don't find your blog boring!

Oh & hey, you just won Space Oddities 'Valentine Contest' - Woohoo! I missed out - Boohoo ;)

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I echo the previous posters! I far more enjoy reading an honest blog rather than one that is just trying to be popular!

The ring came out great!

High Desert Diva said...

Have to agree with the 3 previous comments....you're doing great! And we have a commonality (god I long for spell check) I too, am practically a recluse living in the middle of nowhere as I do.....so the blogging is important as it help keeps us in touch with the rest of the world.

Marilyn said...

Well I'll say this entry was very well written. I sometimes feel the same way you do but then I remember that we're not here to compete with others, it's just to have fun, maybe make a few friends out of it, and share a little piece of ourselves with others. Who know where that can lead? :)

smittenkittenorig said...

I agree with all else said before me. Just having the fortitude to put oneself out there on a blog every day is a big deal. Besides, the only boring blog is a much neglected one and yours isn't that from what I can see. Plus your pictures are top notch. :)

Hobocamp Crafts said...

I just found your blog and I'm really enjoying it! But I do know what you mean about finding that one* blog.. but like anything it may be process and maybe they didn't just start up and it was an instant success?!
ps my birthday is on Easter too are you a march 23rd baby?! aries

GumballGrenade said...

I love that you talk a bit about your creative process. Beautiful ring...I'm alway drawn to jewelry inspired by nature!