I was sucked right into this blog right from the moment I read her blog title. But, I have bad timing sometimes. I asked her to be featured when she was going through something that I think a lot of us can relate to. Though, she has some hilarious advice for how to get through it.
Meet Sue of The Desperate Housemommy:
So. Let me say from the get-go that I was thrilled to bits and pieces when Shell asked me to be her BFF for today. Who wouldn’t be? Shell is a bloggy force to be reckoned with, all wrapped up in a cute little blond package.
In addition to being thrilled?
I was more than a little shocked. I’d go so far as to say that I was overwhelmed.
Because, as fate would have it, Shell’s flattering proposition came at the most awkwardly inconvenient of times.
Has this ever happened to any of you bloggy friends? Things are rolling along just fine. The ideas flow from your laptop to the Internet, you start to pick up steam and a few followers to boot, and then-
All of a sudden, you have nothing to say.
You have feelings of inadequacy.
You are inexplicably incapable of performing, especially on demand.
Your desire to post is sporadic…Once a week at best.
You feel lifeless.
Sound familiar, anyone?
Don’t be shy. There is strength in numbers, I tell you. For the sake of flailing bloggers everywhere, I’ll just go ahead and lay it out there.
Have recently lost my Bloggy Mojo.
*cue the new-age piano background music*
But there is hope, friends. For I, in my quest to aid Mojo-seeking bloggers everywhere, have compiled a list of DESPERATE BLOGGY MOJO TIPS. And while I should mention that these tips have not been clinically proven, they certainly can’t worsen your predicament.
So what have you got to lose? Try one or all of these DESPERATE BLOGGY MOJO TIPS today:
-Give birth to a child, adopt a child, or foster a child. Children are outstanding blog fodder, especially itty-bitty ones with smooshable cheeks and That Fabulous Baby Smell.
-Attend a family reunion. The bigger, the longer, the nuttier, the better. Got a Great Aunt Gertrude who’s not speaking to your Second Cousin Imogene because of what happened at the last family hoedown-showdown? Awesome. Bring your laptop along to the jamboree and take notes.
-Get a pet – Might I suggest one that sheds profusely or is slow to take to housebreaking? Wacky animal hi-jinx of the domestic nature makes for highly amusing bloggy anecdotes.
-Step outside your comfort zone. Afraid of heights? Go skydiving. Seasonal allergies? Do a little gardening. Also have an inhaler and a substitute transcriber at the ready.
-Develop a celebrity crush. Then devote one day a week to declaring your undying love for said celebrity. Give your new weekly feature a catchy title such as “Super Stalker Saturday” or “Terrifically Tabloidian Tuesday.”
-Tackle a do-it-yourself home renovation with your spouse, preferably one that requires working long hours in close quarters. Wallpaper stripping and painting are highly recommended. Fumes? Can be like a creativity-enhancing recreational drug. The more there are, the better the blog fodder.
-Consume a 16-ounce energy drink in less than two minutes. Wait for two more minutes. Then go and getcha blog on.
You’re welcome, friends. Just bear with me through the fine print:
DESPERATE BLOGGY MOJO TIPS should not be used with other activities that increase blog traffic, specifically, blog hops and link-ups.
Sudden decrease or loss of followers has been reported in bloggers who tweet compulsively in conjunction with following DESPERATE BLOGGY MOJO TIPS. If you experience sudden decrease or loss of followers, stop tweeting and disable your Twitter account right away.
DESPERATE BLOGGY MOJO TIPS do not protect against computer viruses. Always use protection such as a reliable spam filter.
In the rare event of a post lasting longer than 5000 words, stop blogging and seek immediate help.
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