Monday, March 14, 2011

If I don't change it, is it really lying?

I wanted to write a comment on a BlogHer post but needed to log in and forgot my log in info. Soooooo, I did the whole rigamarole of asking for the password to be reset, yadda yadda yadda. Long story short (or IS it?), I reset the info and password and just happened to glance upon my "About me" info. When I read it, I nearly choked on my Aldi wine.

And I quote:

Chicagoland girl for my whole life, which just so happens to be 30 years. Wife, Mom of 3, like to rave over my children and laugh at myself. Pretty basic gal.

Did you catch it?

Did you?

"..30 years." As in, I was 30 when I wrote that. Is that possible? I looked again and, sure enough, 2007 was my sign up date.


I had to look at my archives to confirm this and choked on my wine again; I have been blogging since May of 2006.


Shouldn't I have a book or something by now? 5 years in the blog world equates to 36 years in the Real World. I am so old that I remember when some Really Big Bloggers were just wee sprouts, writing about their lives without hundreds (or thousands) of people hanging on their every word. And yet I still remain at approximately the same size I've always been. While that may be a good thing for my waistline, it doesn't make me feel extremely accomplished in the Blog Universe, you know what I mean?

Granted, I know why this is. I don't spend nearly enough time networking and responding on time isn't always my top priority. I write when I feel compelled, not when a calendar or deadline dictates and lately, my compulsion to write has been slightly lacking.

Still. 5 years and never a gigantic break.


Also, that whole "30 years old" thing kind of looped me over. I am turning 35 in less than a month. Closer to 40 than 30. Closer to 50 than 20. Closer to death than birth!

And so I pour another cheap glass of wine and ponder life and its meanings or lack thereof. I consider drunk tweeting and think that this is a brilliant way to commemorate such a revelation as today's. Or not. Drunk Tweeting is a double edged sword...

I shall consider it.


Unknown said...

I've been blogging since January 2006 and, ahem, I currently have 14 followers. Granted I've switched blog venues a few times over, but still!

The moral of the story is, Don't feel bad. You're WAY ahead of me.

Helena said...

Tracey, you are funny funny funny funny funny. Which in blogspeak means you're like, funny to the tenth power. AND you've got followers who aren't related to you, which is kind of awesome!. AND you're not so old, because I am older. In fact, the other day I said, "I'm closer to 50 than 30," then felt kind of wobbly for the rest of the day. So that's something to consider. You know, in comparison to others you're practically ageless, a blogging queen, practically an Oprah of the Blogosphere! Yeah you are!

Hard to believe time's flying like this, isn't it? And flying kind of beautifully, I think. I mean, look at our lives—they're kind of delicious. And the earth keeps whizzing 'round wildly but we keep smiling. Holding on for dear lives, but smiling!

nmaha said...

Wow! to me you are a star.
I'm struggling at the one year mark and you've been doing this pretty regularly for five years!

Pamela Fagan Hutchins said...

Just met you over on my blog in the comments :-) and came to check you out. Enjoyed your first two posts (the other one on SEX and this one on AGE, girl you are taking it on).

CaraBee said...

Statistically you are still closer to birth. Revel in that fact!

Tonya said...

That must make me even older since I started blogging in 2003 :) Wonder what my age is...

Unknown said...

Hey, don't knock the Aldi's wine, it's perfect for toasting D list bloggers ;)

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