Well... it finally happened. I thought I "laid an egg." I thought I "wrote a bomb." How else could I phrase it ? Let's see.
Ummm... I thought I "lost my touch." I thought I forgot how to write ? I am guessing that this has been something many of us Active Rainers have experienced from time to time.
Anyhoo... back to my story. Last night, as I was watching the Delaware Primary Election returns on cable... turning back and forth between MSNBC and FOX... I wrote what I thought was a pretty decent post...
I put forth quite a bit of effort... checking all my facts, getting out my Canon Rebel XTi camera and taking about twenty pictures... right off the television screen... to make sure I had a good one for the post I was writing.
So... I tweaked the post... hit "Post Blog Entry"... took a look at it... went back into "edit" mode, made a change or two, re-worded some awkward grammar phrasings, hit spell-check, did my own second "proof-read"... and then hit "Post Blog Entry" again.
I felt it was a decent post. Felt it should stimulate some good conversation. I had not written a political post in a long time. I had been trying to "get away from them." Much too much "fighting" went on in the comments, and honestly, I was simply tired of all the grief.
So, I hit submit, I got into my jammies, told Mollie T Cat it was bedtime, and "off we went" to dream land... feeling pretty good about writing what I thought was a decent post.
Then... came this morning. I got up, hit the "brew" button on the coffee maker..., made some toast, turned on the computer, and hit the "My Blog" button to "see all the wonderful comments" that I just KNEW had been made on my "Delaware Primary" post.
There were ZERO comments. Nothing. Nada. The comment cupboard was bare.
Ouch ! What happened ? So, into my "detective" mode I went. Opened the post, went into edit, then submitted again, looked at the comments. Nuttin' Honey !
So... my mind started to melt. No comments. Nobody loves me any more. My Active Rain life as I have known it... is OVER. I thought... maybe I should try Tweeting. (never... that was just me trying to be funny)
Wow... how could that happen ?
Has it ever happened to you... Bloggers and Blog-ettes ? You wrote what you thought was a good post. A "decent" post. You took your time, tried to make it a good post. Checked everything... and then... It Bombed ?
Ummm... I thought I "lost my touch." I thought I forgot how to write ? And, I am guessing that this has been something many of us Active Rainers have experienced from time to time.
Has it ever happened to you ? If so... what was your reaction ? How did it make you FEEL ? "Touchy-feely" me is curious.
Have you ever thought your post totally "laid an egg ?"
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