the non blogging blogger.

by Janetha on July 10, 2011

in meals,random rambles

i have been pretty bad at churning out quality blog posts lately. 

to be honest, i only like to blog if i have the energy and feel like blogging.  a forced blog post is a blog post nobody wants to read. you can totally tell when you are reading a post that was “just for the sake of posting” and i am not that girl.  plus, i blog for fun, not for my job, so a few days without anything interesting is, in fact, no big deal.

i think i get in these “i don’t wanna blog” funks every once in awhile.  for example.. yesterday was an awesome day! i did a whole bunch of stuff that would have been great to blog about:

  • i went to the farmers market with emily
  • i had an incredible lower body workout
  • i rode my bike
  • i went to whole foods and sunflower market
  • i searched for denim shorts for 3 hours and tried on, oh, maybe 40 pairs
  • i made grilled pizza—one vegan, one not
  • i ate cookies and ice cream

and guess what? i didn’t take one single, solitary photo of any of this.

oh.. wait.. i lied.. i did take some instagram photos. including this one:

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but my point is this—sometimes it’s nice to do a bunch of fun things that are definitely “blog worthy” and decide to just not blog about them. sure, i am a blogger.. but i am not a professional blogger, what i am is a professional liver. i am so good at living life! someone should pay me for that.

so, instead of feeling the pressure to write about something, i just go with it and know that my blogging spunk will return shortly.  i can’t stay away for long, that’s for sure.

and because they were pretty, i will show you my protein pancakes i just ate while catching up with susan’s latest post. it is pancake sunday, after all.

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four protein pancakes with farmers market dried cherries added to the batter.

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topped with cherry jam.

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and a whole pot of kona coffee french press allllll to myself.

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bliss.

in other news, i want to thank everyone for helping create a buzz about the great fundraising act!! 

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i appreciate the excitement and enthusiasm from all of you.  this is a strong community and i am confident that the auction is going to be a huge success.

oh, and the fundraiser is already a success.  several people have donated to the paypal fund for susan already! we have raised $425 so far!!  remember, you can donate money directly using this link, but if you want to bid on some of the amazing items up for auction, save your money for july 25th!

please continue to blog, tweet, facebook and talk about the fundraiser. if you want to contribute an item to the auction, please contact me. i need all donation submissions by the 20th!

well, i am off to the gym to lift some weights. i am training my back today. and no, i am not going to blog about it.

Qs~

1. bloggers: when you are in a blog funk (don’t pretend like they don’t happen) do you still force yourself to post regularly, or do you just wait it out?

2. what did you have for breakfast?

xo. janetha g.

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Heather July 11, 2011 at 12:10 pm

I am training my back today too! I usually never work just my back….but after soem convincing I am giving it a try! Enjoy!

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Christin July 11, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Here Here! 3 Cheers for you! It is important to still live life while you blog about it, otherwise if you spend too much time blogging, you miss out on living! I have a blog that I write in sporadically (and therefore choose not to make it public). It keeps me on track and helps me check in with my attitudes and behaviors without tracking every day of my life. If you are getting paid to blog, that’s different…it’s a job…but if it is purely for your benefit (and to benefit others) I daresay it is not just understandable to have off-days or short blog days, it is crucial to your overall happiness and dedication as a blogger. :)

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LauraJayne July 11, 2011 at 12:31 pm

I have blog “funks” but then I suffer from blog withdrawals too. It was a nice break this last week to NOT take pictures of my food/activities, but I discovered that not only did I miss it, but I put a lot more effort into quality eating when I know I’ll be blogging about it later! Sad? Maybe.

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Katie July 11, 2011 at 2:14 pm

I think taking a break is good every once in a while… when I’m not feeling the whole blogging thing, I think it really shows through in my writing. Sometimes it’s because I’m going through something really personal that I just don’t want to write about, and sometimes it’s because I’m not feeling inspired. In any event, I think a break helps you to come back with a little more oomf- and more to write about to catch everyone up!

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Jess July 11, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Major lurker alert! I have been reading along but this is my first time commenting, don’t know why I haven’t sooner! I loved this post – my blogging mindset is very similar. I don’t ever just blog to blog, I blog when I have something to say or share (or to “blog out as the case may be). And that’s it. I don’t ever do something “for the sake of the blog” – I live my life and just so happen to blog about portions of it. Love the “live professionally” mantra, I may have to borrow it on occasion;-)

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Lindsey @ Cardio Pizza July 11, 2011 at 3:35 pm

Oh goodness I always get in funks with the blog…and like you, it’s my hobby so I don’t feel bad when I take days off. Days off help me refocus!

That’s so nice of you for organizing the fundraiser…I will definitely bid on some goods :)

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Sarah July 11, 2011 at 7:03 pm

Most of the time, I just don’t post when I’m not really into it. Occasionally, though, if the block lasts awhileI just make myself write. It’s not always that great of a post, but it does often break my standstill with posting.

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Naomi July 11, 2011 at 9:02 pm

i totally wait it out!! i try to go for quality over quantity which is why I dont post EVERYDAY sometimes I just have nothong exciting to say! haha so I just wait unti i have some better material :)

you are amazing for starting up this fundraiser!! <3

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suki July 11, 2011 at 11:47 pm

I don’t post every day because sometimes I just don’t feel like documenting. It’s OKAY! Living life is more fun anyway. So excited about the fundraiser. It’s going to be fantastic.

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