Saturday, October 27, 2007

Overwhelmed in Blogland

I've been surfing blogs. I am overwhelmed. Anyone who spends time clicking from blog to blog like I have the past few days must know what I mean. It's like going SCUBA diving! There's this whole other world you enter and it's mind-blowing. I could easily disappear for days on end!

Occasionally when I come up for air, I find myself sitting here in an odd sort of daze ... alternating between being energized and motivated and then feeling like I'm somehow out of the loop over here! Does anyone know what I mean?

I mean ... I don't know how they do it! I see blogs that make me feel so inadequate!! I don't think I'll ever be able to even create the illusion of being one of these bloggers who seems to have it all pulled together! I mean, even when they post about how they are going to have to hire some help soon because their new hot product is stacked in boxes all over their foyer waiting to ship out to stores that will undoubtedly sell bazillions of their clever invention ... they pull that off sounding like it's just another day in the life, and that they just popped in to share about it and post some cool photos before heading off to do yoga and have a lunch date and cook a roast and create a new line of fabrics before the kids get home from school.

How do they find the time have that lifestyle and then to write about it in almost daily whimsical, interesting, clever posts that draw 9,436 comments, while attending the latest conferences and shows, and take umpteen thousand perfect photos of their cool decorated hardwood floor houses and totally organized studios, while whipping up scrumptous recipes (and posting said recipes complete with angled, artsy, magazine quality photos), while talking about their awesome spouses and adorable children, (OK, I do have the awesome spouse and adorable kids! YAY!), and meanwhile they seem to be on the cutting edge of everything creative and they are linked to everyone else who is part of this virtual who's who of creative living.

I don't mean to sound as if I'm being disrepectful of these amazing women, it's quite the opposite. I adore them, I worship them, I am inspired and in awe of all that they do, and I just want to know HOW they do it all?

That's all. Just tell me how you do it all AND find time to capture it in photos and write about it and be dressed all trendy and have makeup on everyday? I think I can actually pull off the doing of all the stuff, I've been doing that for a good while now. I have a lot of energy, I have been blessed with a talent for creative living too, with being a creative soul, I design and make stuff, I write articles that help people, I interview celebrity designers, I even juggle posting in my fav forums and IM'ing with my friends and returning emails as I keep up my home (ok, I don't do a great job of that but I am getting better at it ... I cleaned and shined my hardwood stairs to the basement yesterday!) So, I'm not that shabby at getting a lot done, but I am woefully missing the key or the secret to acheiving a composed enough balance of whatever it takes to be this composite Donna Reed / Supermom/ BusinessGuru /Photographer/ Designer/ MarketingGenius/ AND create a compelling blog about it all! LOL!

Just tell me what vitamins to take. Or maybe it's the yoga. Now, where are my yoga bricks? Maybe they are under all this fabric. Sigh. Anyone care to have a virtual latte and commisserate with me? Anyone?

10 comments:

Debbie said...

Hi Sharon...Well, I certainly don't have an answer for you. My blog is just about everyday life here on the farm with a few recipes mixed in. :) Pink hugs, Debbie

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

LOL....don't you know you can be anything or anyone in Blogland if you want to? My DaddyOh used to say "it takes money to make money" and some of them have money already, some of them have help...someone to clean, take care of the children and some even have someone to cook! In my house, truthfully, "if it don't go ding we don't eat it" LOL..we would be lost without the microwave.
Honestly Sharon...I admire YOU. So let's just keep being us, I think we're pretty fantastic...we're just real.
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Dianne said...

Deb & Francie, thank you both for reading my post and for your comments.

You must be right Francie, I guess since I don't have a point of reference on having the money already and having help, maids, cooks, etc. I'm holding myself to an impossible standard to try to do everything myself "Donna Reed" style! LOL

And you girls need to keep up too... I'm Dianne! Sharon is my triplet sister, along with Karen! (I always have to be different so thats why my name doesn't rhyme!) HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

You are so funny Dianne! I wish I had an answer for you but I struggle with all of the same things! But I have to say your writing style is great!

Our Prim Nest said...

WOW....I feel exactly the same. I read the blogs in awe of what all they accomplish and how successful. Maybe one day .....
Kim

Jill Monroe said...

Just letting you know right now - I don't have it together in any way shape or form. I'm not even sure I'm pulling off that illusions - so no worries from me : )

Dianne said...

Thank you all for your comments (keep 'em coming too!) It really does help me stay focused and grounded in reality to be in touch with other women who, like me, juggle daily all the details of life and business and it's comforting to know that I'm not alone in my struggle to keep everything going with some degree of finesse. So what if I can't make it look easy squeezy.. it ain't! HUGS to all!!

Susie/The Polka Dot Rose said...

I know just what you mean Dianne! I read them wondering how I will ever be able to have one. I barely have the time to do my listing and forum reading/answering. Geez! I have been going into blogland right before bed to relax my brain but I think it reves me up instead!

Pamela said...

Oh Dianne! You have accomplished so, so very much since you started Mama's. You have worked so hard and made more improvements to your site than anyone I can think of. And you have really pursued this with your contest win, Amy Butler, etc. You're doin' it girl! Continue to conscentrate on what you are doing, not on what others say they are doing.
Pamela@preservecottage

Dianne said...

Pamela, thank you so much for those kind words. They really are comforting for me to hear and your timing is a blessing. I really needed that boost of spirit today more than you can imagine. Thank you for taking the time to comment and for the warm "hug" you have given me with your sweet and perfect words! XO ~ Dianne