Monday, January 30, 2012

Musings of my Mind

Posted by Melinda C at 10:15 AM
While I haven't been writing much on here lately, there has been a lot that has been on my mind.  I just haven't had time to get on here and actually write a post.  Now that I'm sitting here in a study room in my school's library, pumping, I have nothing better to do than sit on the computer.  I could either play facebook games or write a post!

Since I enter in a lot of giveaways, I end up signing up for a lot of email alerts from other bloggers.  I get around 200 emails a day; I know, it's nuts.  (Which is also another reason why I don't post more than a few days a week..I really don't want you guys to feel overwhelmed by these posts!)  Anyway, every now and then I will open these emails and I will see a post that I think is very interesting and I will read it.  The first half of the post is about something personal to the blogger....I think, "Great!  This blogger actually remembers what blogging is really about and is going to post a personal blog."  Then I get down to the last paragraph and they mention something about some company and how it completely changed their life around.  Obviously, they wrote this post because they were paid to do so.

For example, I was reading a very popular blog who wrote a post about how she was divorced and had major money problems and was forced to live in her parent's basement at her age of 30-40, whatever it was.  I thought it was a great personal post about how she wanted to share her mishaps with the world....then the last paragraph was like a bomb hitting.  There was no real resolution to her problem, she didn't mention what she learned from her past...she just said something about this product and that was it.  Really?  That's your great story?  It would be like me saying, "My freshman year of college I failed one of my classes because I worked until 3 am the night before the final and ended up sleeping through my final...after almost getting kicked out of college because of a low GPA, I realized I had to work harder.  This book, "Title here", helped me figure out that I was being an idiot."  If I were to read that post as a reader, I'd be pissed.  I want to know how you're doing now...what did you do to get yourself out of the rut?  How did your struggle teach you to do  better?

Am I the only one who is annoyed by the fact that all bloggers these days are just writing blogs for the sole purpose of getting paid?  I mean, yeah I would love to get paid for writing a blog but that doesn't mean that those would be the only things I posted.  Maybe it's just me...but I really hope not.

Anyway, on a happier note, thanks to Nagisa's suggestion, I will post the giveaway to the Baltic Amber teething necklace sometime this week..when time permits (hopefully Tuesdays sometime!)


Nagisa Konuma said...

Oh I love giveaways too! I've actually recently made a separate facebook, twitter, and email account just for giveaways. So I don't receive everything I sign up for everyday! But I do receive your blogs to my main email which I enjoy reading because we are around the same age with children and still attending school and of course your working also. I do understand how you feel about some other peoples blogs which I don't understand how people can actually read that stuff. Anyways I love reading your blog. It reminds me that I'm not the only one out here doing as much as we do. Alot of my friends have children, but what seems to me, they gave up on bettering themselves. I'm one of the only ones attending school and trying to have a better life for my children. While my friends are out partying and working dead beat jobs.

Melinda C said...

I'm glad you enjoy my blog Nagisa =) I'm happy to know that I'm not the only one in this situation too! It's tough! I know what you mean about other young moms just kinda being happy in a rut. I want to provide the best that I can for my son...which I can't do if I work at Panera forever!!

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