Thursday, May 5, 2011

Stages of Blogging

Taming Insanity is one of my all-time favourite blogs.  I can count on her to provide a good laugh on almost any given occasion.  I first encountered Taming Insanity on Twitter.  A mutual follower had posted a link to a blog post and after that first read I was hooked.

For those of you that blog, you'll appreciate the following guest post, from Taming Insanity.  I had a good chuckle as I read the post as I can totally relate.  I hope everyone enjoys as much as I do.


1. I created my first post!

2. Oh God, I created a post, will people read it? Will I make millions? What if my parents hate it? I'd better take it down.

3. No, wait, someone read it, I better leave it up so I can be super famous. I can buy my parents off later.

4. Hey, I'm new here...what's going on? I know someone read that one post but....what is going on? How do I get more people to read? Should I post more? Less? How about a picture? Do you like this? How about this? Can you hear me now? What is going on?

5. I guess I could use Twitter to promote my blog.

6. WTF is going on on Twitter? What is a RT? Who are these people? How do they all know each other? Why aren't they reading my blog yet it's ON TWITTER NOW?


7. What? Blog? Oh, right. I should probably blog. Let me just, uh, send out a tweet about one last thing.

8. It's done! I've won the internet! My blog is the most popular blog in the history of blogs!

9. Oh, wait, no it's not.

10. Why am I even doing this? Why am I putting stories on the internet? What is the point of blogging. What is the meaning of life?

11. I'm going to take a break. Except for this one post. Oh, and that would make a great post.

12. No more blogging. I can't take all the pressure and the comment responses and the visits back and the drama and the gnashing of teeth and rending of garments. I do not have time for all this pressure! Don't people realize I'm burning my dinner to respond to their comments??? Why am I not as funny as other people??? Why aren't I as popular as so and so??? I must write more and better and do more and be more but I do not have time!!! Gosh and golly this is a lot of pressure! No more posting, I can't take it!

13. Except this one post. I think I can really shed some light on this cause through this post. I'm going to use my blog for the power of GOOD.

14. Sigh. I have been beset by ennui. Sigh. Please keep that computer away from me. Sigh.

15. How about this? I'll blog when I've got something good to say. Yeah! That sounds like a great plan!!!

{Insert Additional Stages Here}

Taming Insanity, thank you for sharing your post with us.  To my readers, hop on over and read more of Taming Insanity's won't be disappointed.


  1. Thanks for having me - I'm glad someone gets it!

  2. I LOVE IT!!!! Isn't that pretty much the life of a blogger? :)
    Dilly Dally