Monday, June 29, 2009

The Bad Blogger

I want to tell the story of the bad blogger. Let's call him Otter. Otter led a simple life. He went to the office five days a week and did his engineering chores. Often times he didn't have too many assignments for the day. One of those boring days he began thinking of new ways to spend his time. His son had just been born, and all Otter's thoughts revolved around the wee lad.

Perusing the Internet for all types of activities Otter continually kept coming across the topic of blogging. Of course this topic has been mainstream for some time, but it never seemed to appeal to the bored engineer. This time, armed with the newness of fatherhood, it made more sense.

With that our new blogger set out to start a running commentary on the Life of a New Dad. Ideas were never hard for this blogger. His mind is a raging torrent of thoughts every day. He had plenty of time to pound out a post or two on most work days. With posts usually on stand by Otter never had to miss a day. What's better he was able to read all his favorite blogs and comment every day. He made new friends and his blog grew by leaps and bounds.

Then business picked up at the the engineering office. Being the entire engineering office on his own this meant much work for our up and coming blogger. He soon became swamped with orders, drawings, phone calls, emails, and banging his head on the desk. The latter of those tasks is only undertaken to help with ones tolerance of the others.

This is when the bad blogger appeared. No longer did Otter have time to type a post a day. Some days he barely had time to drink his coffee. Otter hates nothing more than to work so long that when he gets back to his coffee it is cold, inducing the spit this crap out reflex. Spitting coffee on anything is a bad idea.

So here we are in our hero's journey. Blogging has taken a back seat. Work is work. Home is caring for little Braden. Blogging is lost in a forest of real responsibility. Hopefully all you readers out there in internetland will bear with me. Hopefully things will slow down a bit soon. Then I can return to posting more regularly. Also I can return to reading all your blogs. I have not quit on any of you. I just haven't been able to find the time.

For now I am the bad blogger, but some day soon I will return triumphantly to my throne as king of this space. My hits will again grow. The content of this blog will thrive and flourish like the flies in my back yard.

Now I have to go. My phone is ringing again.

10 comments:

Mike said...

There is no such thing as a good or a bad blogger. There is however, such a thing as a good or a bad husband, father or employee. You've set your priorities correctly. That makes it all good.

See you soon...

GreenJello said...

I'm in the "bad blogger" time out corner, too.

Life sometimes gets in the way of blogging, and at least you know where your priorities are. :)

surprised mom said...

Priorities, you have them in the right order. We miss you when you can't blog, but understand why. You're not a bad blogger, you're a good husband, father, employee, etc. But, please, don't bang your head on your desk too hard. That can really hurt. I know. I've done it. Oh, and when you spit the coffee, just make sure to wipe it up. Thanks.

mannequin said...

You are free to roam now, dear blogger.
Little Braden and those backyard flies are calling your name. We'll just run off a bit and get some things done in the meanwhile.
Life seems to come in tides, doesn't it?

Jill said...

I agree with Mike. You've got your priorities in line. Family first, work, and then blog! Good luck. It's job security. And in this economy, that's a good thing!

Melisa with one S said...

Getting too busy to blog happens to just about everybody; it doesn't make you a bad blogger. Relax. ;)

You're in my reader, so I stop in whenever I see a new post. No worries! :)

Scott said...

Just to echo everyone else... no worries. We'll be around. Besides, you need to keep the job, so you can pay for internet, and eventually come back for a visit.

Steely Dad said...

Bro, I'm SO happy you wrote this because I've been feeling the same way. Being a good dad and husband does not seem to lend itself with trying to be a good or top blogger. Somethings gotta give. I've made the same decision as you. Don't worry we'll get there!

JonnyTam13 said...

Just like your family, we'll be here whenever you have time..but like everyone else said, REAL family comes first :) Good luck!

WeaselMomma said...

We all ebb and flow through time and thoughts. You'll get your mojo back.