Wednesday, November 4, 2009

At Home Mommy Blogging: The Unspoken Addiction


            Meet Sally. Sally thinks she should start up a personal blog. She explains it to her hubby in certain terms. “It will stop the your Aunt Selma from emailing three times a week saying, ‘You never send photos!’ It’ll be a good way to keep up with friends. Besides, Sharon even makes a little money off of hers.”

            Sally spends an afternoon choosing background colors, listing friends’ blogs, linking favorite books that are available on Amazon to anyone with a credit card. Before she knows it the kids are crying from lack of nutrition, it’s dark outside, and there are five messages on the answering machine from calls she ignored. “Wow. That took a little longer than I thought. I’ll have to be careful with my time management.”

            Yes, it all starts innocently enough. But before she knows it Sally is clicking the refresh button on the screen every two minutes to see if any new comments pop up. She continually clicks from that to a different screen with Sitemeter open, trying to figure out where the reader that spent fourteen minutes visiting two of her posts is from. Sally no longer fast forwards through television commercials, but tells her husband they were put there so she could check her current readership detail. Her floor is covered with spilt milk from four weeks ago, the laundry is piled to the ceiling, and she squeaks a dinner of chicken nuggets and re-heated potatoes on the table barely in time for the kids to get something in their stomachs before bed.

            Ah, the plight of the At-Home-Mommy-Blogger. It’s a societal addiction that few have recognized, but one that’s widowing spouses and leaving children in a state of malnutrition nation-wide.

(I found this buried in my computer files. Evidently, I wrote it back in November of 2007 but don't remember ever posting it and can't find it in my archives. It made me laugh. Yes, my own writing made me laugh. So, I'm posting it now.)
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5 Comments:

God's Favorite Shoes! said...

DOn't you love it when you find something you wrote long time ago and you crack your own self up! LOL...that means you are a good writer! LOL

I do it all the time! I read old letters and even emails and I pat myself on the back!

Cortney said...

That is perfect! Love it

Summer said...

Um, this is so not me.

Ahem....

Katie Glathar said...

That is soooo funny!

Karen said...

Chuck (hubby) would totally agree. Two years ago he bought me a fiddle and is now sorry he did, and last year he bought me this lap top, and is sorry he did. boo....