Diary of a Mad Blogger: The Second Attempt

It has been nine months since I published my first post and joined this wonderful world of the real and the surreal: The Blogosphere. The experience has changed me quite profoundly.  My family has commented on this and with a little trepidation. I suppose it is because they are somewhat concerned with my mental health.

In fact they think me quite mad. They say I’m obsessed with blogging. They say I’ve lost my mind. 

Is this the eye of madness?

Am I mad?  You decide…..

  • I carry my camera wherever I go.  I will whip it out abruptly and snap pictures often of mundane things at strange angles. I will do what it takes to the right shot even crawling around on all fours, getting in someone’s bushes or just lying flat on my back on a neighbor’s lawn to get some sky shots.  I have developed no shame in these circumstances and luckily no one has yelled at me for sprawling out in their yard.
  • I look at the sky and wonder if it would make a good background.
  • “I can write about that” is sometimes the only thing that gets me out of the house.
  • I have 18 spiral notebooks each mostly filled with outlines, notes, quotes and half-baked ideas.

  • I feel strange if I don’t “check in” to my site for over 24 hours.
  • I have been wearing the same yellow shirt that makes me resemble the female Jack Hanna for the last 9 months.
  • I fantasize of being “liked”  by Matt Mullenweg.
  • I chat online with a fantastic assortment of highly artistic animals, people and objects with odd pseudonyms. I myself am called strawberryindigo.  I do get a bit of eye rolling around the house for that one.
  • I strut around like a newspaper tycoon; shouting out orders to the cat, keeping the print department up all night with last-minute changes and totally harassing my editor to the point where he won’t speak to me anymore.
  • I am considering having “Strawberryindigo.” cards made.
  • I am frequently found typing and laughing and swearing under my breath while consuming endless cups of hot caffeine.
  • I sometimes dream in WordPress and that my life is an endless post written in bold italics with accompanying pictures.
  • I will at times during the night wake up and start spontaneously giggling at an especially funny blog post I read earlier in the day.
  •  Two words: “The Forums”
  •  Fretting over the “Publishing Accident” earlier and looking like a complete idiot to 125 subscribers.
  • Doing all of the above and having a blast!

“There is a pleasure sure in being mad, which none but madmen know!”

**John Dryden**

Have a fun day!  :)

Strawberryindigo.

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37 thoughts on “Diary of a Mad Blogger: The Second Attempt

  1. Pingback: Diary of a Mad Blogger DAY 366 | My Life In Color

  2. This is awesome! July will be my one year anniversary of blogging madness – it is a wonderful madness to have if one must be afflicted with anything, I highly recommend it. :-)

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  3. Loved this. And you have such a beautiful eye. I think I’m a crazy Blogger after reading your list. But you do have many notebooks! Sometimes what gets me out of the house or out of bed is knowing I can blog. Thank you for your honesty and humor. You are a love. Hugs, Sam

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  4. A blogger ain’t a true blogger unless he/she fits into three or more of the list you have made here! Lol. This is a funny, enjoyable post that all of us bloggers can really relate to :)

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  5. My blog today is about where I had dinner last night. When desert came and after one bite of this amazing black forest cake I whipped the camera out (yes I carry it everywhere now) and took a picture. I then had that same “maybe I have stepped over that sanity line” thought but decided I’m having fun so that was more important.

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    • Hi Mountain Mae! You are my kind of person all right! Have that yummy cake, eat it too and take all the pics you want, I’m with you…..hmmmm…you gave me an idea…maybe a future post with a centerfold layout of just deserts. :)

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  6. I must be insane, too, cuz my family has started dusting me at my desk. I loved this! You have listed almost every one of my new personality traits. LMAO, woman!

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  7. So nice of you to join us down the rabbit hole…. the publishing accident was actually fun – brought up thoughts of “been there, done that”. Loved the way you turned it into such fun. I never would have thought of that!

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  8. Well, if you’re mad, then so am I! I looooved this post – so funny it made me Laugh Out Loud! (Especially the first five points, which I really can relate to!) Isn’t blogging wonderful?! :D

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  9. You are mad. In fact, you are quite insane, but who says that is a bad thing. I may be insane also. I’m only a kid, who has a good social life, but I think this blogging has also affected my life greatly, in good and bad ways. I’ve only had this blog for 2 weeks, but I love informing people about my home. This is a great place and I’m glad to have moved into Blogsville.

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      • Good Evening SI. I have a quick question? I have a global community flag counter icon. I have the link. Now how do I get it on my home page likes yours? Something with the dashboard? Please reply soon!

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        • Hi King: Good Evening to you too. :) I am not very technical. But I will try to help. The global flag counter goes in the widgets which is under appearance. (if that makes any sense) If you need help the place to go is the forums under support and ask a question and someone should answer it who is a lot better at this than me.

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        • Hi King: Good Evening to you too. :) I am not very technical. But I will try to help. The global flag counter goes in the widgets which is under appearance. (if that makes any sense) If you need help the place to go is the forums under support and ask a question and someone should answer it who is a lot better at this than me.

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