Blogging While Tired (BWT)

I think I have a new rule to add to my guiding principles for blogging…

Blogging while tired may be almost as bad as blogging while drunk.  I feel like I need some sort of little indicator that warns me to just give up and walk away. This week has been exhausting, not sure why, hasn’t been a bad week, but I’ve been beyond tired.  The last post I wrote took me what seemed like hours and I still was not able to really say what I wanted– had to go back and do some little cleaning last night, but even then, was too tired to really tackle it.

Then there have been all the other topics I’ve wanted to write about– a child referring to Mitt Romney as “A bad, bad man,” like a predator or the boogie man, while I tried to keep an unbiased, straight face, the less noticeable beauty of the sunset through the roof and tree-lines of the valley, (as opposed to the majestic unobstructed views shared elsewhere), an acceptance to the kind words/blogging award given over at Talkin’ Shit.  But, even today, my brain is just too tired to really piece together a meaningfully intelligent or humorous post.

So, instead, a decree.

No blogging while tired.  And, when I mean tired, I mean really tired, like when you have to read your sentences five or six times to make sure they make sense, (and then you still sit there scrunching your face at the screen, uncertain if you succeeded, allowing way too much valuable time to disappear into the black hole of the internet).

Too bad I’m already breaking my own principle. Hard to stay away. Must stop rereading sentences even if I can’t tell if they make sense. At least I can say I’ve never blogged while drunk… Although, can’t promise it would be much different.

Too tired to think of a whole post worthy of this picture, but I was struck by the reality that the sunset is only a tiny snippet of the sky where I live down in the valley.  Probably why I don’t notice it most nights… Still gorgeous last night though, the result of thunderstorms and smoke/smog/I really have no idea.

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9 thoughts on “Blogging While Tired (BWT)

  1. This is exactly why I haven’t been posting much. I am just plain exhausted and I can’t put together a good thought, let alone a whole post. I have been keeping a list of blog ideas for that day (in the hopefully near future) when I have some energy and time. I am thinking this rainy weekend I might be able to pump something out. Hang in there! The weekend is almost here!!

    • oliviaobryon says:

      In my classroom we have a hand signal for when we have a connection. Sometimes I do it without thinking, (as well as giving silent cheers, lol). I definitely gave a connection right now 😉 A rainy weekend actually sounds amazingly restful, hope it is for you! 🙂

  2. kingmidget says:

    Hold on a sec … you blog while drunk? How could you? Oh, wait never mind. 🙂

  3. hipmamamedia says:

    Totally relate to this post. It’s hard not to blog while tired because, quite honestly, when aren’t we tired? You work full-time, come home and have work there (dinner, laundary, etc). It’s hard to carve out precious writing time and for me it is late at night when my eyes are ready to fall out of their sockets. Rule of thumb for me: it’s okay to write/blog late at night when tired, but no publishing til a morning edit after a good night’s sleep.

    • oliviaobryon says:

      Agreed. Love the rule of thumb, that seems like a better compromise than no blogging while tired, (because, per usual, here I am again, blogging while tired!). Happy weekend! 🙂

  4. Seb says:

    Ah. You see, here’s where the creative writers have an advantage. We can pile our work up and post it whenever we like, so we always have the chance to edit and remove the mars of drunkenness/tiredness/what was I thinking? before the reader sees the finished product. Write drunk – edit sober. That’s the policy 🙂

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