It’s My Blogoversary

Trying to understand my obsession as a blogger.

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(A junkyard blogging Princess)

Wade came into my office tonight, exhausted and ruggedly beautiful after hiking four laps in the Highlands Bowl.

“What are you doing my crazy little computer girl?” he asked me. “You know that you have been writing since 3:30am this morning?”

“You mean I’ve been writing since I woke you up off of the coach this morning so that you didn’t sleep uncomfortably?” I responded.

“It’s  my Blogoversary tomorrow which means that for three hundred and sixty five days I have spent over five hours a day writing,  I have finished my book, I have made at least ten new friends from social networking that I can honestly say that I truly adore, I still don’t fully understand what a hyperlink is and I have only made $500.16?” “There are people out there who know everything about us but don’t want me to know who they are,  I’m afraid that I’m no good as a writer and that my book is not worthy and nevertheless, I can’t stop writing and…and…by the way…I put a deposit down on the puppy today and look I can even type with my eyes closed,” I said, showing him.

Big, deep sigh from Wade.

“So let me see if I can get this straight, you are going through another one of your humps with your blogging, you are moving away from revealing my secrets and starting a family travel blog, which I can only see as a good thing, and you have gotten us a dog? You truly are slightly nuts,” he said grabbing me out of my blogging chair and pulling me on top of him on the floor of my office.

As I looked into his eyes I knew that he was right. That deep down inside, there was a huge screw loose and unless I hired someone to go inside and tighten it up, I was never going to recover from my own insanity. But part of my insanity is my desperate need to accomplish this goal in my life, to publish a book and have something to put on the shelf that I can be proud of. They say that 2010 is going to be the year that people will manifest their dreams to come true and I have jumped aboard this bandwagon of positivity, knowing that deep down, in my topsy turvy world, all will be okay and I fell into Wade’s warm chest exhausted.

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23 thoughts on “It’s My Blogoversary”

  1. Jillian … What a year you’ve had! ohmy. Congratulations on your accomplishments — I know it might not seem like much due to the $500.16 part, but your effort is HEROIC. Knowing fully what it takes to self-motivate, every day, I am totally impressed. Keep it up 😉 Big hugs.

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  2. Hi Jillian! Welcome to the Starving Artists Club! 🙂 Although I DO have an income now and this is no nonny nonny poopoo on my part here – it’s damn social security. This is only happening becuz I’m OLD, not brilliantly talented and a marketing wiz!

    But hey, these hours and hours writing you are doing is priming the pump, and laying the foundation – at least that’s how I try to “justify” the time I spend in the blogosphere. Publishers WILL consider blogs in lieu of clip files in most cases – knowing that a persons “style” of writing will be apparent – and it won’t hurt to have a lot of followers either. That was the catalyst for me to start blogging. My clip files were old and it takes sooo long to get them built back up with articles you’ve had published so this is the “speedy” route. Hmmmm – speedy? Hope I “get there” before my batteries wear out.

    When the muse hits, honor it – doesn’t matter what time it is – the Universe is oblivious to our clocks. And I can tell you, Jillian, that if you DID have that book published and on the shelf, you would still be nuts – it comes with the territory. Have fun with it!

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  3. Congrats on your blogoversary! Wow! You finished the book, that is wonderful. I can’t wait to read it. And your writing is not shit. It just isn’t. Keep the passion and keep writing!

    I read somewhere that a job is not a job if you are doing what you love. (I think that’s what it said) Either way, it makes sense. I aspire to so the same.
    .-= Vivianne´s last blog ..Walking the Red Carpet =-.

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  4. Girlfriend – YOU FINISHED A BOOK??!! Dang, if that ain’t success, I don’t know what is! I mean, seriously, that’s like any writer’s personal Everest checked off the list. Huge Kudos and Congrats!! Here’s to YOU!

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  5. It takes a strong man to call his woman crazy and know that he’ll get away with it.

    What’s so great about your life is that you’ve been succeeding all this time and if the boys and Wade fit….you can put them on the shelf. 🙂 The rest is just….detail.
    .-= Tooj´s last blog ..Tuesday Trifles (w/ photos) =-.

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