January 30, 2009

Funny Thing Happened On The Way To... Well, Here.

This is my version of what I think happened.

Over the past few months I felt like I was losing my writing mojo. It's one of my things that lets me be me and get out what I need to get out and take in what I need to take in. I don't know where it was going and I didn't know if it would come back.

This loss made me not feel too well- kinda sick to my stomach actually- and so I thought... maybe it's physical. Maybe I'm pregnant. So I took two broken tests and then I wrote about it. And it felt good. And so I wrote some more.

And suddenly I don't feel pregnant or sick or whatever anymore.


I was feeling so good after writing about it that I just published it and then thought maybe I should tell hubby I took some more pregnancy tests.



Me: I hope it's ok but I blogged about taking two more pregnancy tests today that were both BLANK. I've never had that happen before. But now I have more material to blog about how I'll go about returning them to Target. : )

He: How dare you blog about something personal! Oh wait, you've been doing that all along.



I've been doing that all along.
Maybe the blogging mojo is right here in front of me- the little bit of crazy inside every normal day. Or in some cases the little bit of normal in all of my crazy days. Just write what you know. And sometimes it's not easy to write what I know. Because what happens when you don't know? Then I guess you just write that you know you don't know.

You know?

Or something.

video


*Note: That is Noah laughing with the best laugh ever. And there you have the hole in the wall.

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47 comments:

  1. First of all, I would like to say that I completely understood that blog. I really did. That whole dichotomy of getting confused about what I'm supposed to be writing about - personal or entertaining - or aren't they one in the same?? haunts me a lot. I'm always "getting back to the basics" of what my blog originated as.

    And that video - ohmygoodness that was hilariously adorable.

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  2. the video is sooo funny! wow she is growing fast LOL! who was carrying her!

    And we love to read you and your personal stuff!

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  3. I always find whatever you write about interesting, but I'm glad that you feel like you mojo is back.
    The video is adorable!!

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  4. The video made me giggle :)

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  5. I know.

    And that video got me to giggling. Thank you for that.

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  6. Your mojo was never gone. I admire you ability to write such short, but yet concise thoughts, the things you write about are just plain, smart. Every morning I look forward too looking up your blog to see what catchy, creative title you came up with for the day. Keep in mind you are always you greatest critic, and I am pretty sure I can speak for all of us readers: we were never disappointed.

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  7. Ha! That video is great. Ivy's facial expressions are perfect!

    Glad you're feeling better!

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  8. Keeping with a blogging "voice" can be stressful on an activity that should be fun-I love just about everything you write because you morph your "voice" from time to time, mixing it between informative, personal, entertaining, or just every day normal and the fun you seem to have with it crossed over to my computer, making it fun to read, no matter what.

    I'm glad you are feeling like you got your mojo back, and not truly sick with something; I was a little worried :)

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  9. Oh, and who is carrying Ivy? That video is just too funny! Noah's laugh is great!

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  10. I totally get this post. I'll try so hard to be funny, to be what my readers are used to reading, and then I write something just off the top of my head and get a lot of feedback on that.

    Should teach me a lesson, huh?
    great video!

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  11. That is such a cute video. And I think you are a great writer!!!

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  12. I love Ivy "walking down the stairs"! And I completely understand about having your mojo go on vacation, as I call it. Glad to see it's back though!

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  13. I just found your site, and wanted to say hi. Cute video.

    I find with my own writing that either I have tons of ideas, or none at all. And it's hard to be in the "none at all" place. But often I come out and things are much better than they were before. I think that the ups and downs can help you to "hone your craft" so to speak.

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  14. That video is freakin' hilarious! Love it!!

    I like your writing because you're like...famous...but you're real.

    And I almost wrote "your" instead of "you're".

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  15. I've totally felt that way, hence why my blog is so neglected. That, and the fact that I found facebook, and well...that's a whole other story! Glad you got your blog mojo back!

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  16. I am glad you are back or on your way. That really was the best laugh ever! That was so cute and Ivy looked like she enjoyed making you all laugh

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  17. I think we all lose focus every once in a while thinking that what we have to say doesn't matter or whatever.

    Although I have to say that thinking you were pregnant was the cause is just a wee bit funny... : )

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  18. You are hilarious. I love reading your blog because I swear it's like sippin tea with a girlfriend.

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  19. Thanks for keeping me in reading material on my lunch hour! I can just hear Jeff now about the tests. This is the funniest video. I love Noah's laugh. Ivy is totally loving it! She is going to be on stage someday, I just know it. I will be fighting another old lady for front row seats.

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  20. Corinne is loving that video. We have watched it 4 times already... THANKS. Thanks a LOT. :)

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  21. Yay for mojo coming back :)

    The vid is adorable. She is cute as always but Noah's laugh brought joy to my heart.

    :--) Nell
    CasualFridayEveryday.com
    Twitter.com/casualeveryday

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  22. Wow, I can't believe Ivy has mastered stairs before walking... what a genius that baby girl is!

    Glad you're back up to speed. I need to find my mojo one of these days, too...

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  23. I understand what you're saying. Glad to see you've got your groove back.

    The video - off the chart cute.

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  24. That was written so well, and is so true. That's how I'm feeling right now. I am in a funk, I think it's the weather. I wrote about it last night. So disjointed and all over the place, but so honest.

    Ok and Noah does have such a CUTE laugh! I love it!!!

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  25. That video is hilarious. She's so adored, isn't she?

    I read all these things about how blogs should have a voice, then decided that my own voice is good enough.

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  27. Clark watched this video about 35 times this morning. Then at dinner, he told everyone about it. "That baby on the video (giggle giggle) walkin' on the stairs.. (giggle giggle)"

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  28. OMG! My boys and I were giggling so hard! I miss Ivy!!!! I just want to really hug her right now.

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  29. Love the video! It made Luke giggle, which is always a plus for me.

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  30. Writer's block is the worst, and then you feel like no one's visiting and your blog has become a lonely place. That's really bad!

    Ivy coming down the stairs is a riot!

    I can't wait to meet you both next weekend!!! :-)

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  31. Sometimes I blog about the STRANGEST things. I wrote recently about my cat eating some Christmas tree sprouts, of all things. My blog isn't always deep... sometimes it isn't that GOOD... but it's me. :)

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  32. If you could just go ahead and get Ivy to do your panel you could NAP the whole time you're in Nashville. Wouldn't that be awesome?

    Until I sneak into your room and steamroll you, accidentally cracking a rib and sending us all to the hospital.

    Point? I think not. Counting down the hours to Blissdom, though!

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  33. That video is so cute! We've watched it like 10 times now. Carter keeps shouting "MORE MORE"!

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  34. That video was so cute! It almost looked real though I know she can't walk yet!

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  35. OMG THat's the funnest little movie ever LOL SOO CUTE I was like how is the baby walking down stairs! :D you always know how to make one smile! :)

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  36. That is so freakin funny and cute! What a fun idea. I love the big belly laughs in the background, too. Go, Ivy!!!

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  37. That is the cutest video, really! So fun! I love her little face and the laugh in the background is just too fun! Y'all are such a sweet family Steph! : )

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  38. I struggle with the same "personal issues" and I find when I blog about more personal things I get a better response. It lets people in and get to know you more. I am new to blogging and coming up on my 100th post soon....love the video ;)

    Alexis

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  39. I understand the blog mojo thing. I have gone through many struggles, and it always turns out, after time.

    That video cracked me up. Too funny!!

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  40. Oh that is the sweetest laugh EVER! :)

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  41. omg, that is ADORABLE.
    I must have missed the mojo posts.

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