As you may know, I blog on QuirkyFusion.com and, of course, on Family Computing @ About.com. It’s a lot of blogging for a mom with two little kids and a shortage of day care. But that’s not my biggest problem. My big roadblock to blogging is my vision of a perfect post. It has a beginning, middle and end. It says something intelligent, witty or profound. It makes people think and maybe even comment. It’s… perfect.
Perfect posts take time to write. They take editing and spell-checking. They take brain power. They may even have an accompanying photo. I don’t have time for that. And I sometimes forget that it is just that drive for the perfect post that led me to start Quirky Fusion in the first place. It frees me up to say whatever jumbled mess is in my mind on here. This is the me you’d find if you showed up at my door unannounced. Well, not really, since I don’t typically answer the door if I don’t know who’s knocking. You get the point, though. It’s the imperfect and honest me. Sometimes, it’s the angry me or the tired or the PMS-y me. Just me. Only lightly edited.
So, I’m going to try to post more (but probably won’t) and try to let go of perfection. Not that I reach that even when I try. But don’t expect things to totally drag downhill either. One of my many pet peeves is a blog that’s sloppily written and not proofed at all. I still believe in treating my readers with some respect.
Yeah, so that’s it. The perfect post about imperfection. Sigh. I’m going to have to work on this one.