This well-crafted bit of writing was supposed to be my 100th post, one year blogging anniversary, and Duke the Dog’s first birthday post all rolled into one.
There’s only one slight problem – I’m a month late getting it out. So instead, this is my 110th post, Duke is now one year and one month old, and I have failed miserably as a blogger, dogger, and marker of memorable events.
Why didn’t this post get done, you ask?
1. Maybe I set my expectations too high.
Here’s what I had planned:
A video thanking all those who had toiled through one year and 100 posts on my blog. You all deserve huge thanks – and some sort of combat medal – for putting up with my drivel.
The video was going to be funny, witty, and very professional, except that I’ve never made a video. EVER. Okay, I did open the video software and record me saying “Thank You” to everyone. That’s as far as I got.
You know, kind of like when you were a kid and watched the Winter Olympics and said you wanted to be that person who cross country skied a billion miles while shooting at targets, only you never had a gun or cross country skied in your life.
2. Too many significant events in one post = epic failure.
What the heck was I thinking: 100th post, one year blog anniversary, and Duke’s first birthday.
I’m lucky if I remember what I did this morning, let alone yesterday. So, imagine me trying to remember all those great ideas I had in my head; to put all of these significant happ’nings into one post, um, just didn’t leap onto the screen like I thought they would.
I’ve done well to never have missed MLB’s birthday or our anniversary, but all bets are off after that. No, don’t ask the kids any pointed questions about my memory. You know kids can be untrustworthy.
3. Oh, that pesky job search.
For some reason, Duke and MLB don’t see the blog as a high priority when I’m on the job hunt. Duke keeps wanting to eat and poop, and demands treats all the time. MLB has this crazy notion that I need to be working so she can finally move and live here as well. She’s so demanding!
As for me, it’s such a toss up – make actual money working, or continue raking in the millions of dollars from my blog (what is $0 x 0? Oh yeah, nothing!).
4. Too many other post ideas infiltrating my brain.
You know how it is, right? All of those great (okay, mediocre, in my case) ideas flood one’s cerebellum, taunting one to put the “anniversary post” on the back burner. And of course, one does. Because so frequently, I’m sure “this post” will go viral. NOT!
5. Procrastination?? No, it couldn’t be.
The last possibility is that I kept putting it off, thinking to myself that I would just do it tomorrow. Or maybe I’ll knock it out right after one hour of television. Nah, I don’t think it was procrastination.
Go ahead, regale us with YOUR tale of tardiness;
your penchant for procrastination.
No, really, none of us will judge.