Friday, 18 May 2012

You know you're a blogger when...

...you consider writing about poo because you know it'll be popular. 
You know you're a blogger when you reach for the camera first 

There I was with a saggy Friday night brain considering what I might like to round the week off with. Something on what I've been doing? No, no one cares. A discussion about parenting classes? Maybe, but I'm too tired to do it justice. The Greek financial position? Depressing and a bit dull. 

So I asked Twitter. Lovely people - @cafebebe and @MichelleCPorter - had some excellent suggestions. Then @dorkymum said: "or poo - always good for the stats."

Tweets about poo posts
Hmmm. An agonised account of our, as yet, unsuccessful attempts to make Boy Three un-feral? (Or is de-feral better?) But real poo isn't actually that much fun. Or, whether it's acceptable to fart and blame your nappy-wearing toddler? Theoretically, of course.

But no, here was I - a nearly 45-year-old woman with far too much to do - spending precious time and energy thinking about how I would write about poo. 

Then the light went on, time for another "you know you're a blogger when" post...

You know you're a blogger when you consider writing about poo because you know it'll be popular. 

You know you're a blogger when you know what the whole follow/no follow kerfuffle is all about. 

You know you're a blogger when you can meet people in the flesh for the first time yet feel like you've known them for years. 

You know you're a blogger when the postie starts asking what you're reviewing next. 

You know you're a blogger when you see something interesting and rush to take a picture of it, instead of cleaning it up or sorting it out. 

You know you're a blogger when your wind-down to the weekend now features Blogger.com rather than Gordon's and tonic (although I'm not ruling it out).

You know you're a blogger when sometimes you simply have to blog about it right now. 

How do you know?



15 comments:

  1. Brilliant post! You know you're a blogger when you sit thinking about whether it'd be a good idea to blog about a conversation you had, when you're in the middle of having that conversation, concentrating more on the post you intend to write rather than the actual conversation!

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    1. Oh yes. That too. Or frantically trying to remember the thing you want to blog about so you forget the other real stuff you should be doing.

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  2. Nothing you have ever blogged about made me laugh more than this one: http://www.ellenarnison.com/2010/03/inner-children-come-out-to-play-in-snow.html I honestly think about it at random times and burst out laughing.

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  3. Fab post. I would add u know you're a Blogger when you catch yourself scanning each and every room/ situation looking for blogging fodder. And if there isn't enough going on for a whole post, you tweet it instead. Oh and you ask 300 or so strangers for advice before your own husband... not that I do these things of course!
    XxX

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    1. Sometimes I've had a whole adventure of blogging and tweeting and not bothered to tell my husband about it.

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  4. Well done. Just what I needed this morning. A good laugh.

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  5. You know your a blogger when you carry a notepad in your bag and use it not for the shopping list but for blogging fodder.

    Great post btw (and I seemed to have blogged about poo a lot!!)

    BNM

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    1. Poo is one of the great universals.

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  6. You know you're a blogger when you enjoy other people's comments, good or bad where you normally wouldn't.

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  7. You know you're a blogger when your children don't pose for the camera because they know you want a natural shot.

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    1. Oh yes. I think there may be group therapy classes in years to come for bloggers' children.

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  8. lol what a great post, perfect x

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