Thursday, November 06, 2008

Lame with a Capital "LAME"

That's how I would describe this blog. What happened to me? Back around the time I went to BlogHer '08, and for a couple months after that, I felt like I'd hit my stride. I had good readership, good comment levels, great discussions happening, etc. And then, it's like, something happened that tossed it all down the toilet. And now? This blog sucks.

What is it? What happened to me? What happened to this blog?

Oh, that's right, I became a teacher and my life as I know it completely changed. Because I have never worked so hard in my life, and it's sucking the life out of me some days. Like today, for example. I had a really tough class this afternoon, and I felt, well, I felt attacked by my students. I felt like all they were doing was telling me how I am doing badly as a teacher, whether or not that's what they actually meant. Fortunately, I had some students standing up for me too, but still, by the end of the class, I was ready to cry. Maybe it sounds cliche, but sometimes I think they just don't understand how hard I am working and how much I am genuinely trying to serve them with my work.

At any rate, that wasn't where I meant to go when I started this post, but there I went anyway. Basically, this blog is lame these days, and I'm feeling a bit failure-esque tonight, both as a teacher and a blogger.

Tell me a joke or something?


Anonymous said...

You're awesome! Everybody feels like a failure sometimes.

But it's true: your readership from this reader has totally plummeted. Take tonight as an example: not only did I not read your blog, I didn't even comment on it!

Anonymous said...

Something to cheer you up... my blog is lamer than yours! xx

gnomesque said...

I don't have any jokes, or anything much to say that's useful at all, but I'll actually comment instead of just lurking like I have been lately. I still love your blog, even if you think it's lame.

Rowyn said...

Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway. One hat said to the other, 'You stay here, I'll go on a-head.'

morgan said...

There were 2 olives on a table. One olive fell off and the other one looked down and said "are you ok?!?" The first one looked up and said "I'll live".


Anonymous said...

You are awesome awesome wonderful. And I lurk too much =) But I'm still here.

And the previous commenter's joke reminded me of what the spanish olive says when he falls off the table: "aceituna!" ... oh wait.

Will I see you tonight? Wearing some form of wingtip shoe? I hope so =)

Mrs. Chili said...

In the immortal words of Cher - SNAP OUT OF IT!

So, a blonde walks into a building. You'd think she'd have seen it....

Major Bedhead said...

What's brown and sticky?

A stick.

Lara said...

tali - yes, i'll be there. if you get there early, you can see me perform in tan character shoes! i'll probably stay in my ragtime gown all night, but no guarantees that the wingtips won't swap in for the character shoes... :-P

Issa said...

Everybody has their up and down blogging times. You'll find your stride eventually.

I have no jokes, because I don't sleep enough to remember the punch lines, but if you need something funny to read, go to Sweetneys site and read the comments from her Deal Breaker post. Very funny.

But don't take the non-comments personal, hell someone just commented to me that I'm too depressing for her to read anymore; that my blog before was funnier.

flutter said...

you're fine. I promise

BetteJo said...

I have no idea why at this point in my life I remember being a teenager so well, but I do.
And I can tell you absolutely that I had NO appreciation for what any teacher did - in preparation or in class itself. I had no idea what it took, nor did I care. I was a rotten teenager.

So if you've got some good ones who appreciate you - even if it's not all - I think you're ahead of the game. They are after all, teenagers, the very definition of self-centered. I don't think they can even help it. But I'm sure it doesn't feel good sometimes.

And my blog is way more lame - I have all this stuff in my head that I don't want to write about because I wouldn't consider it appropriate for my blog, some of it is about work - so yeah, lame. Filler. You at least have given us fashionable pictures!

Maybe I'll try to fashion a lame blog award and post it on my blog for anyone who feels they've been slacking lately. :)

Lisa said...

I missed this post and I'm sorry for that....It's funny, I feel that my blog sucks too but I've been a teacher the whole time I've been blogging. I resigned myself to NOT having a huge blog following and NOT having an awesome blog....that said, I don't think your blog sucks in the least. I just think you have less time to post, which makes sense.

Carol said...

I feel the same way about my blog! (And by the way, I think your blog always rocks!) I feel like I write to no one... that no one reads my blog anymore! And yes, I feel whiney about it. This all happened when I got a demanding job. I still made time to write, but just barely... and not well. And I all but stopped visiting other blogs -- and THAT is where the problem lies.

I still read your blog (though often within Google Reader), and I'm sure others do too.