Some People Take Blogging Too Seriously

stupidityIf ever there was a day when I wondered if a career in misanthropy would have been the smarter choice today would be that day.

Now I could tell you the sad and sordid tale about why I thought about whether I could effectively change someone’s attitude by slapping them silly and or slipping a butter knife between their ribs but that would make you question my sanity and why would I want to do that.

I’d rather send you over to read about my battle with Santa Claus and the drunk clown on It Should Have Been On YouTube.

Or better yet you can listen to the podcast below and hear my recollection of tales of being a father and uncle and the funny questions children ask.

Some People Take Blogging Too Seriously

When I first posted that podcast I got a comment about it being strange and an email saying I laughed too much and that blogging should be serious.

I may have suggested he was a man in dire need of a plumbing adjustment or given some other cheerful response, but I don’t really remember.

What I do know for certain is that today has sucked and if you don’t have fun you won’t last as a blogger. I am also confident in saying that bad days require copious amounts of humor so I am taking my own prescription.

It is also one I have prescribed for my 14 year-old son and his moody teenage blues.

Most of the time that dear lad of mine is a happy-go-lucky fellow, but the normal rigors of middle school magic sometimes drag him down.

We have dealt with bullying, too much homework and an assortment of other issues so I am ready for some peace.

But something tells me hormones and puberty are going to impact that.

Did I mention the joy of his almost 11 going on 30 year-old sister discovering that he has hair all over?

That was one time I sided with him about the need for her to knock and wait for a response before entering.

Anyhoo since there are boundaries in blogging we’ll leave that as it is and focus upon more interesting topics such as is there is limit to human stupidity.

Sadly I think I agree with Einstein.

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  1. Kristen Miller Hewitt February 3, 2015 at 8:10 am

    I’m with you…and Einstein. Can’t take it too seriously…we all end up dead anyways! (sorry to be so weird!)

  2. Damien Riley January 30, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    Bloggers elaborate while the rest of cyberspace makes short quips. If you stay at it a few years you get to have a talent for writing about nothing. Hey, look what it did for Seinfeld!

  3. Shannon Day January 29, 2015 at 10:24 am

    Yes! The Blogging world is best faced with our humour as our shield of choice. So even the bad days don’t bring us too far down. 🙂

    • The JackB January 29, 2015 at 12:59 pm

      @disqus_9srUIITfc7:disqus It is my favorite shield most days, but there are some where I like the one that matches my broad sword. Nothing like some swashbuckling to make you feel alive.

  4. Jill Robbins January 29, 2015 at 4:48 am

    It is important to have fun with this. If you feel stressed and burned out more often than you don’t…maybe it’s time to take a break or go in another direction. And….I agree with Einstein, too.

    • The JackB January 29, 2015 at 11:45 am

      @disqus_IyyEYMaI2p:disqus I am always surprised to hear people refer to blogging the way they might refer to a school assignment or work. If it is so terrible, get out.

      Sadly I find more reason to agree with Einstein than not.

  5. Larry January 28, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    Sorry it was a crappy day. Better luck tomorrow.

  6. The Dusty Parachute January 28, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    I love the blog cancellation fee idea…..but I think my only official ‘follower’ is my mom, and it just doesn’t seem right to charge her. 🙂

    • The JackB January 29, 2015 at 10:36 am

      @thedustyparachute:disqus I have never sent out an invoice but part of me desperately wants to just to see what would happen.

      You might have lurkers that follow, could be others besides mom that you could charge. 🙂

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