Wednesday, December 16, 2009

What to Blog About

My husband, who has not blogged in 7 months, tells me I need to post more often.


I have been reading The Birth Order Book by Dr. Kevin Leman, and it has been quite eye-opening. Though not normally attributed to a last-born like myself, I have found that I am a "frustrated perfectionist." I have in my mind the perfect way to do something, which is generally such a lofty goal that it is impossible to obtain. I therefore procrastinate on it (because I don't want to start when I know I can't finish), then other things pile up behind it, but I can't start those until I've done my first task justice, which I now realize I will never be able to do. So my life comes to a standstill and I get more and more overwhelmed about my growing list of tasks. Anybody relate to this?

Evidently the answer is to lower my goals to more realistic measures, and then GET IT DONE. Mark it off my list so I can move on! So fine. The next few posts may not be thoughtfully written or picture-laden, but they will catch you up on the things going on in our lives. Which, believe me, is enough to handle in itself without trying to put pictures to it.

I am resisting the urge to re-read this post before publishing, or even finding an image of the book I'm reading, or at least linking to it on Amazon. Let me just say it really bothers me, but you are getting a post, and that is all. The end.



  1. hooray for posts! boo for perfection! :)

  2. Yea! You still exist! Yeppers, it is a hard trap that perfectionism! Just say no.

    And on a your last paragraph, you should always re-read. You never know what you might have left out or messed up. But for pictures on something we don't need pictures or a link, really, it's ok!

  3. More posts! More posts! I'm sure no one is checking them against the perfection scale... because none of us can really rank there anyway!

  4. I am SO with you on that frustrated perfectionist thing...especially when it comes to blog posts. I also see it crafting, cleaning, and home decorating. I practice talking myself down from ridiculous ideals a lot. It truly does feel good to just get things done sometimes!

    I'd love to see more writing from you...perfectly proofread and illustrated or not!