Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Wow. 200 Posts. This is how many posts I have in calories.

This is sad to me because I like me some butter. That pat is a poor excuse for the number of posts I have had.

This is a little better. Cheetos are always good and it looks like a fairly good amount.

Pics courtesy of

Ok, I am stalling. Truth is, I am not exactly sure what to talk about in my 200th post. I though about tackling an important topic like this election year or going green but nothing was really grabbing me about those topics today. I thought that maybe I'd talk about some huge significant moment in my life but I didn't want to get too heavy on you. I got so concerned with what I shouldn't write that I got stressed out and couldn't think of what to write about at all. Then it hit me...I'll write about bloggers block!

Bloggers block it more serious that mere writers block because we have SOOO many modes of communication at our fingertips that if we can;t come up with SOMETHING to blog there is MUST be something wrong. What do I do when this happens to me? I get a cup of tea. Now if I am at the office, it's easy. There is a Keruig machine to do it for me and I add honey. No big deal. If I am at home, there is boiling and steeping (or is it seeping) involved. I usually let it stee..see...soak for about 5 minutes (yes dear Suburbia and BS5, I know how to make a cuppa w/o a teabag). Then I strain and add honey but I have to wait for the honey to melt its way off the spoon so I don't have to take the spoon with me. Hits me in the nose when I am trying to drink. Now I can relax and think about what to write.

Well, heck I just wrote about making a cup of tea, the meaning of life cannot be far away. While I am sipping I'll check my email, Facebook, CNN and local news to see if anything captures my attention. Since lately it has all been economic stuff (deal with that at work don't want to blog about it) or the election (mind already made up and loathing the other side) there is not much I can find

WAIT! Is that a story about a woman giving birth in a tree. Oh, no wait. Page wasn't loading correctly, captions now straightened out. Seems there are too many bears in trees in areas that are being overdeveloped in Jersey. Shocker. Not much to see here. Same stuff different day.

This is what I am worried about. Writing about the same stuff everyday. I also worry about writing things that will cause my followers to drop off my list. There is a lot in me that is just waiting to come out but I haven't put it out there yet because I was cultivating my garden of bloggy friends. Now I realize. I was hiding again. So 200 to me means that I will not be hiding anymore. I will continue to post stuff like you have been seeing but I will also be posting things that might be opinionated and/or controversial. I promise to get my facts straight before I rant if you promise to stick around. Is that a deal?


Los said...

I have a Word document where I throw a bunch of ideas for blog stories on when the mood hits me. If I get blogger's block, I open that document and see if one of my previous ideas motivates me ... and it actually works, sometimes.

congrats on 200!

Capricorn said...

200 friggin posts, are you kidding me!
thats so awesome!

For the record, for 200 calories, you could get alot of apples.

Kat said...

I hit 200 posts last week. I did not mark the occasion. I ignored 100 as well. Why? Because I couldn't think of anything. Of course that is my modus operandi. My de rigeur. My du jour? Okay...I am out of cliches.

Blog block is a constant issue. Which is why my blog is complete blather. And I am too afraid to come out of the closet with all of my soap box issues. Can't wait to read yours! :-) I'll just live vicariously.

my2boyz said...

I have had bogger block for a few months now!!!! HELP ME! Congrats on the 200th post!

asthmagirl said...

Congratulations on 200 posts.

Put it out there... Just say it!

Brian in Mpls said...

Deal. don't ever worry about what you blog about this is about you and not any body else:)

Cherlyn said...

Congrats on 200!
(confetti toss)

I'm at 174 right now. I completely ignored my 100th. Now you got me thinking I should do something special for my 200th when the time comes.

- C - said...

sounds like a good deal to me

Mama Dawg said...

Deal, but I would have stuck by anyway, no matter whether it's something I like or not!

By the way, Light of my life answered your questions in today's video on my blog. Check it out!

sj said...

congrats on your 200 mark!

i think we did a flashback blog post a la the simpsons when we hit 100 or 200.

but really. that's a lot of calories in a relatively small amount of butter.

Suburbia said...

Hey! I have tea like that too ;)
At the moment I am drinking Organic Lemon Balm and Rose Tea for relaxation but no honey. You need gallons of it to work properly though :p

Congratulations on making it to

Muffy Willowbrook said...

Congrats on 200!

I am in touch with the Blog Block emotion, but that's when I realize that I rather post less often and have real things to contribute than just plither on the screen.

Maybe that's the perfectionist in me. And I'm far from perfect so there's a major flaw in my theory right there! Bah!

Good job on 200...keep em coming.

Margo said...

I do believe an infinite number of Coke Zero cans would come close to 200 calories. Bottoms up! (Don't forget to recycle!)
I like your posts, and don't be afraid to post controversial stuff. There will always be people who disagree with you, and they sometimes help solidify your position, because you are forced to confront potential flaws in your theory and check if they are real. Do not fear the opposition.

Caffeine Court said...

I agree, it's tough to put yourself out there because you never know who is reading, or how they'll react. I'm slowly dipping into some deeper stuff on my blog, so far so good, but I always wonder when someone is going to go for my throat!!! I guess I'm a pessimist!

Congrats on 200!

Lula! said...

Loving the butter and cheetos pictures. You are hilarious. I hit 200 posts last week and what did I do? Not a darn thing. I was in Vegas. Drinking. Gambling. Lusting after Wayne Brady.

Oh yeah, my husband was there too.

Keep on on keepin' on...I always like what you have to say, controversial or not.

American in Norway said...

I promise to stick around... there it is out there... so even if you write something that seriously pisses me off...I can't drop you...

See how easy that was!


BS5 Blogger said...

Congrats on 200 - it was just nice that you wrote about being *you*. When I saw 200 I thought about your significant post about being someone else for someone else in previous relationships. How nice therefore just to hear you chatting away like a happy soul and being you. Bring on 3,4,5 and 600 too.

A pleasantly verbose post for a thoughtful woman citing bloggers' block.

Get radical: you won't lose this reader....

From Bristol x

Kristen Andrews said...

dude that butter is 200 calories! I am doomed!

Snooty Primadona said...

Congratulations on your 200th post. It just stands to reason that you'd get writer's block today, lol.

My hubby found this website, which you might want to try sometime.

Sue said...

So glad that you celebrated your 200th! I just hit mine too and totally brushed over it because I didn't know what to do.
Celebrate the TRUE you tonight!

Sidney said...

I'm impressed! I haven't even hit 100 yet. And I suffer regularly from blogger's block, as evidenced by my lack of recent posting.

And thanks for your comment on your got it! I don't mean to be wishy-washy, and you completely nailed it! Can you come live with us???

Katy Lin :) said...

congratulations on 200 posts! i loved the part about making tea, lol - i'm with you on the spoon hitting the nose thing, lol! :) i very much enjoy your blog, and i'm looking forward to the next 200 posts!

MissKris said...

Counting the 895 posts on my old blog, I've written 1203 so far. Congrats on your 200...each new hundred is a real milestone. Just like my first 1000 visitors...I couldn't believe that many people had stopped by. Now I'm creeping up to 400,000 and I find that totally mind-boggling. I think the only time I ever hit a bit of blogger's block was back in 2006 when my dad died...I had a lot of personal issues and grieving I needed to work my way thru and, even tho I did continue writing thru it, it wasn't easy. Beyond that, I write for myself, mainly. My original reason - and still my reason - for blogging was to have a written history for my grandchildren to read some day. Even tho an early ANONYMOUS commenter made a very cutting, hurtful statement to me about how I could possibly find my boring and paltry life worth writing about...well, I still plugged along. My life is my life, my thoughts are my thoughts. Don't ever be afraid to be yourself out here in the blogosphere. Every blog, every writer, is unique. That's what makes us human and what makes each of us special. Who knows, in the big scheme of world history, what kind of an impact our blogs will make on future generations someday? Oh...and a great place to go for inspiration if you're in a 'dry spot'?? Try going to:

You'll find all kinds of food for thought there.

Lindsay said...

Congrats on #200! I understand blogger's block all too well...

And I wish I could be more personal on my blog. Unfortunately my husband and parents read it, so I run the risk of ticking off or worrying them. I guess that's what my personal journal is for.

Looking forward to some controversy! :)

Me said...

hmmmm... if you are trying to think of something to write, you could use the meme I tagged you for on my blog :)

haaaa ha!

(and I said I wasn't going to let you know, I lied)