Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Internets, I wish I could quit you

Hey, remember when I said I was quitting my blog? Well, I lied. Sort of. I quit my old blog. I don't know why, really. I mean, I had reasons (they were threefold) that I came up with after the fact, but the truth is, I quit because I thought, "hmm, what would happen if I quit?" and it turns out . . . nothing would happen if I quit.

Since I really like starting new projects (and then forgetting about them), I thought I'd start a new blog. Plus, I was bored. ALSO. My old blog was over FOUR YEARS OLD. That's old! For the internet. I mean, if I had a four-year-old child, I wouldn't just quit it and leave it out in the woods somewhere to fend for itself. Probably. I know it's been less than a week since I "quit" blogging, but not blogging is seriously driving me crazy. Because, and I don't know if anyone remembers this, but a long, long time ago I told Abigail and Kat that the reason I blogged so much is because my mind is like a snake bite. And writing is like sucking out the poison (words). I don't know. It makes a lot more sense in my head.

I'm not doing that crazy thing where I try to blog every day anymore, because what the hell was I thinking? My blog-quitting coincided with reading Bird by Bird, which sort of smacked me on the head a bunch of times and said "WRITE, DAMMIT, WRITE," and so I've been making myself write at least 300 words a day. Like in story form, not just the same word 300 times. Although, if I did write the same word over and over 300 times, I'd probably pick "douchebag." But blogging does not count toward 300 words. It's way easy to write a 300 word blog, because I don't have to worry about it making sense, but 300 words of a story takes a hell of a lot longer. And requires more concentration. But I've been enforcing this 300-word rule for a few days now, and it's going pretty well. I've even been writing over 300 words. Hopefully, I can stick with it. After all, one day I'd like to have more than just How To articles published.

So, yes. I'm a big liar, but at least I'm not a quitter. I could never quit you guys, anyway. Stuff keeps happening and I'm all, "must . . . tell . . . Internets." Plus, I'm going to this wedding on Saturday and there's going to be a hot dog bar and a popcorn machine and a band wearing cheerleader uniforms and let's face it, there are going to be stories. LEGENDARY stories. And I don't think I would ever forgive myself if I didn't tell everyone I know about the magic of this hot dog bar.

11 comments:

Abigail said...

heart.

kat! said...

hi, you.

Gretchen said...

Okay, so as an avid lurker at your other blog, I figure this is a good time to admit that I heart you, Jennie! and I'm glad you're not quitting blogging.
Also, Christmas season, because both have wonderful food but you can eat as much as you like in December. Yay sweaters!

S said...

Wow, the only thing that could make that wedding sound better is if it had a soft-serve ice cream machine with an unlimited supply of cones. Omg, I'd leave that wedding so fat and happy!

Jennie! said...

Abs, wind! water! . . . oh, wait.

kat, hi!

Gretchen, I discovered I have far too much free time to quit blogging.

S, she did want cotton candy, but her mom said they might as well turn it into a carnival. I see nothing wrong with that, myself.

mysterygirl! said...

Thank god you're back.

'mouse said...

If I was going to write the same word 300 times, I'd write "dorky."

Oh wait, it's already been done by some guy (William Koztwinkle, of ET fame) in "The Fan Man" and, get this, HE'S A PAID, PUBLISHED AUTHOR!

If you haven't read Kotwzinkle, put him on your list.

P.S. I'm sooooooo glad you're back. I didn't believe the fishes but I was getting a wee bit worried.

peefer said...

I'm guessing it's one hell of a party with those pants on fire. Pants party, that is.

heather! anne! said...

oh, hai.

/brandon\ said...

my old blog was pretty and popular, but high maintenance, so i moved on, and am happy, but my new blog is all, 'I KNOW YOU WANT TO GO BACK TO YOUR OLD BLOG,' and i am all, 'NO, ONE CHILD LEFT BEHIND, YOU ARE THE ONLY BLOG FOR ME.' '...' 'i mean, THEPENISMIGHTIER.' '...'

Jennie! said...

I might go visit my old blog sometimes, so it doesn't feel like it was abandonded.