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I Am Having Technical Difficulties

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I should be wearing this today.

I am having technical difficulties today. I mean more than usual. I have to postpone my Examining The Creative Mind Series until later in the week.

It’s been a rough day so far, mostly because I woke up grumpy and thought it was Monday. I also have, “What’s up? Chicken Butt!” stuck in my head. I swear someone broke into my house while we were sleeping and used every dish we own and then left it on the counter. Did I mention I also managed to dye the roots of my hair blond while the rest of my hair is still dark brown?

I have a stack of bills and packages to mail, but I can’t leave the house until I finish washing my hat (and drying it) because, well, did I mention my hair is ombre, but not in the good pink fades to blue Pinterest way, but more in the I am a blind, old lady, do it yourself  kind of way? Yeah. I’m also supposed to take Tiny-Small to the park to mingle with normal children. Children with parents who have clean dishes and moms with hair that sort of matches their eyebrows. Good grief, if only I could wake up and start this day again.

I’ve been fighting with my blog for a while now. It’s winning. My pictures are too big so I have been trying to go through each post and resize the photos. I’ve also been trying to make this blog look more professional which really means more gadgets and weird writing done by me on the spur of the moment. I have another blog. An art blog that I have only posted twice on. I can’t decide if I should keep it or let it go. I have an art Facebook page too. Do I keep it? Do I let it go? Do I let this blog go and focus on the art. Do I just start over and get a new blog, a new website? One where everything I do is under one roof with my name as the title? I’ve been reading all of these things…SO MANY THINGS! This whole blogging, internet business stuff is like a marathon. I am running in a race with no arrows pointing me in the right direction. I might not be running in the direction of the finish line. I don’t know what I am doing anymore. I have been at this crossroads staring up and down each road, afraid to make a move. I’m blog-paralyzed. I’m Internet stunned. I’m like a rat caught in a maze (or guinea pig). I’m like a mom, who paints, with too many things to do, who still wants to have a website that is awesome and amazing and not boring like this post.

Anyway, the only reason I am even posting today is to tell you I am guest posting over at Equis Place where Xiomara writes beautiful blog posts. She’s such a gifted writer. I felt really honored when she invited me to guest post on her blog. My Post is Am I A Work At Home Mom? where I am sort of ranting about identity and why we have to label ourselves. Go check it out! If you have a blog you might join her new link up and check out some of the other bloggers sharing their posts. Xiomara turned my photos into Polaroid pictures. Talk about old fashioned. She probably wasn’t even born yet when those cameras were popular. I have reached an age where what was once old is new again. Sigh…I am just going to go hide under a blanket and watch bad TV with my blond roots and figure out what to do next.

Hopefully, I’ll start to conquer some of these technical difficulties. If not, be prepared to hear about it. You can call me a crybaby. I’ll own that.


For those of you who want to see my hair (I can’t believe I am doing this) you can check out my album on Facebook That Day I Dyed My Roots Blond. So, my hair is still wet in the pictures and it looks much worse in person. I just can’t get my arms far enough away from my head to give you the big picture.

22 thoughts on “I Am Having Technical Difficulties”

  1. Sending the sweet hugs of my niece&nephew all across the globe! That must cheer you up – we know how shitty technical (and not only technical) difficulties can get! 🙂
    And come on, don’t worry so much, you can figure out the blog/facebook page on the go…No need to make up your mind just now! Aaaand I want a pic of your hair. So. So. much! 🙂

  2. No joke – I honestly just started to draft a (crappy) post in which I state that I have blog paralysis. But of a different kind – I can’t seem to get any words out. At least you are writing!

    I continue to be amazed at all the balls you keep in the air, and I am probably the worst person to give any advice on this matter, since I am one of the most inconsistent and unsuccessful bloggers of all time. But I would say you shouldn’t feel bad about consolidating some things if you feel like you are too scattered or exhausted keeping it all up. Maybe focus on the things that you most enjoy, and then you’ll know which ones you can drop – if any? Again, I can’t even manage to write a post, and I haven’t checked my Facebook page in a week. So nevermind. Ignore me. I need to go finish my dumb post now. Maybe.

    1. The only time I can write is when I am supposed to be painting. The opposite happens too. It’s like my entire life is built on procrastination. I am also afraid I will make a big mistake. Then I get tired of worrying about it. Then I worry about it again. Either way, I just keep doing the same thing I’ve been doing. I want to be like you and not check my social media pages, but a few days later I want to have a million likes and follows. So, I guess I want to have my cake and eat it too. I do love me some cake. In the meantime, at least my problems are small in the scheme of things, right?

      1. I can’t really claim to be too cool to care. It’s more like I’m too disorganized to get my blogging act together. There are downsides to that, too. You know, like having 12 fans on your FB page. But agree – small problems overall. Let’s eat cake!

        1. Cool people never want to admit they are cool. I sometimes day dream about being organized. I’d probably have 27 more Facebook fans if I were. I’d also have a cleaner house. One day we can just blame our not being rich and famous bloggers on the distraction that is cake!

  3. I saw your photos. Just tell people that you’re a natural blonde and haven’t had time to dye your roots brown. Or wear a hat until you can fix it. Mama said there’ll be days like this….right?

    1. I am thinking about getting my hair cut really short. It feels a bit like straw. I usually use Clairol, but today I went with L’oriel. Not a good move, obviously! I am glad I am 37 because at 22 I’d be crying instead of laughing. I find this so funny…I keep singing that Beauty School drop out song from Grease.

  4. I think every woman should have one of those tea-shirts so we clueless males will get the message loud and clear. 😉 I being somewhat of an introvert don’t always notice facial expressions and am genuinely shocked when the yelling and tears show up. “Yikes, honey it wasn’t my fault!”

  5. I thought of letting go of my Facebook page because I couldn’t keep up! In the end, I let go of Twitter instead! I hardly see any of you there anyways nowadays! It’s tough, but please don’t let go of this blog! 🙂

    1. There is a big disconnect between Twitter, Facebook and blogging now. I feel like I don’t bump into people just for chats anymore on twitter. I don’t see people’s posts on Facebook as often as I used too. It’s all about leaving messages now!

  6. Love that song from Grease! lol. Dying accidents happen to lots of people so you’re not alone. You can’t really tell from the pictures how the roots are blonde! LOL you are too funny about the Polaroids… my sister and I used to play with one my parents had, and we were really sad when they went away. No hiding under your blanket! Your readers need you! And don’t worry about the dishes…you can clean them later. P.S. I was honored that you accepted my invitation to guest post. I think your voice is so unique and important to hear.

    1. I know! Finally the camera is telling lies that actually benefit me. I have dark brown roots again today. My hair feels like straw though, so now I need to cut it short again. I’ll be back to growing it out before long…haha!

      Thank you for saying such nice things. I go through periods where I wonder about all of the time I spend on blogging. I don’t always know if my blog matters to anyone besides me. it’s nice to know that it does!

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