Blog-aphobia - how are you feeling?

Over the last few week I have noticed something, I think I might have Blog-aphobia. To my knowledge I have just officially named this condition but I am sure it lurks around the Internet under different names.

The signs were subtle at first, mild discontentment and irksome nagging feeling after reading some blogs but over time it has grown to a point where I can no longer sit in silent contemplation and I must act.

Yes, I must remove certain blogs from my daily or weekly reading since after reading them I feel like crap.. yes I said it.. after reading some blogs I feel like ~less~ , less pretty, less organized, less confident in my ability to create my dream, raise my family and be a wife.  I came to realise that I am not gaining inspiration or contemplation from these blogs and that is not good.

I will not be naming these blogs since the truth be told they have not really done anything wrong. Each blogger chooses how they want to portray their life online and I have come to understand that I am more comfortable with a ~warts and all~ sort of approach as opposed to one where houses look perfect in every photo and children always look like they walked right out of a Gap for kids ad.

So.. in case you happen to feel crappy after reading my blog please feel free to cut it from your feedburner.. I would never want anyone to feel that way. And just for the record, my life is messy ( but I clean it up), my kids fight ( then say they are sorry - sometimes), sometimes my hair looks like hell ( really) and  I treasure each and every one of you who takes the time to read and I hope you are inspired when you take the time to come visit my little corner of the Internet.

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Emily said...

Oh my word I never look perfect I just choose not to scare people with those photos of me. I can totally understand not wanting to read something that makes you feel that way though. Hope you have a great day!

Grammy Goodwill said...

I know how you feel. It makes me wonder why I'm even blogging, but then I remember that I'm blogging for myself. Check out my blog and you'll feel lots better. hehehe As a matter of fact, I have a post written about how good my blog will make most people feel ~ because I'm not a very crafty person. I enjoy your blog, so keep it up.

Journal Swag said...

I -totally- understand and feel the same way. I gave up on my older blog for a few reasons, but that was one of them. There was no way I have the energy, beauty, talent, patience, pretty spot free life that some bloggers have. It felt very overwhelming to me at times... I found myself thinking that I could never measure up. Icky feeling. I'm working on it, have a new (sorta messy blog, and I'm trying that out. We'll see if I end up feeling better this time, but if I start feeling in the least bit "less than", then I promised myself to quit. Yes I get it. Hugs to you,