Motivating Scintillating Content

Tuesday, December 29, 2009
I realize the content around here hasn't been too scintillating of late. For those of you who follow HCDSM and expect some daily entertainment, I'll just apologize now for my suckage, and admit that I'm not entirely sure how much longer it's going to last.

It's a direct result of apathy, which is a direct result of situational depression. I can't go into details surrounding why I'm currently depressed, as I don't think it's appropriate to put other people's business out on the Internet without their permission. However, if you guessed "the holidays" coupled with "family drama" you win the prize. The prize, of course, being that you get to listen to me bitch, cry and whine in private venues. Aren't you lucky.

In any event, I'm hoping that the New Year will give me some motivation to seek out topics that will result in new, scintillating content. In the meanwhile, I'll ask your indulgence while I try and reach an emotional equilibrium that does not involve sticking my head in an oven in the hopes that the Hindus are correct and I'll get a "do over."

On a related note, I'd like to point out that the Smart Man has been very patient with my general moping around and poor company. He's a keeper that way. But we knew that.

Here's hoping for a better 2010.

12 comments:

Vagabond said...

I can't blame you for any of the above dear. At least you've been putting something up. Between the holiday money crunch made worse by being out of work for a month and adjusting to the new job (which is great), I've had no time or motivation at all to blog. Never fear, I'm feeling the juices flow and my loyal fans will see something soon. As for you, snap out of it wench! I expect the usual biting humor, witty repartee and incisive commentary I'm used to! Talk soon!

Steve Buchheit said...

Just turn to FOX News for a half hour (any half hour). That should get your blood boiling for a good stabby ranty post. You know, unless you've sworn off that sort of thing for New Years.

Hope the grey clouds clear soon, Janiece.

Mrs. Bitch said...

Well, shit! Even when you're depressed you're more entertaining than I am. Now I'm depressed.

Everyone who blogs hits dry spots - I haven't been at it for long and I've already gone through spells where I realized that I wouldn't even read some of the crap I write if I didn't need to check for typos. (That made sense to me - I hope it didn't just sound insane)

If you live somewhere where you're wallowing around in snow up to your fanny, that doesn't help. I'm in Michigan the Water Winter Wonderland :P Pppplllbbbtttt!

Hope the drama gets resolved with minimal law-enforcement assistance ;) Let us know if we should watch for you on Jerry Springer.

Hang in there Janiece. You've got lots of people who look forward to hearing what you have to say.

Nathan said...

Hey,

I'm not even a little bit mopey and look at the shit I'm churning out.

Eric said...

Is anyone other than Jim turning out the scintillating blog posts right now?

Random Michelle K said...

Not me.

I've got a camera full of pictures, lots of recipe I tried, yet I'm posting squat.

Anne C. said...

Same here. Tons going on, pictures in the camera (most even downloaded!) and I cannot bring myself to focus on writing blog posts. So, yay, Janiece, for saying anything at all. It's more than I've managed lately.

In re-reading your SmartMan = keeper post, I am reminded of something I have to point out to myself regularly. Now that I'm older, I understand that successful relationships I see aren't because the couple is "perfect" for each other, but rather because each member of the couple cares enough to put up with the other person's imperfections (of course, this is a two way street). Intellectually, I GET it. Emotionally, that's tougher. I can only hope that one day I meet someone who will put up with MY imperfections. In the meantime, it's great to have friends who do that.

See? Now wouldn't that have made a good beginning for a post on my own blog? ;)

Janiece said...

So we all suck, sans Jim. How comforting.

And Anne, just because you started it here doesn't mean you shouldn't finish it there.

Anne C. said...

Nah, I'd rather escape back into my reading... Mirror Dance by Lois McMaster Bujold.

Janiece said...

Oooh! MILES.

David said...

There is no requirement to post daily! Sometimes you just have to declare victory, back up, and take another run at it later. I've been reading for a few months now, and I hope you do continue blogging - you have interesting things to say.

Janiece said...

Thanks, David. I appreciate the encouragement.

BUT I'M FEELING MUCH BETTER NO-OW.