June 24, 2014
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I didn’t realize that is now about a month since I last posted. I can honestly say, I’ve thought about writing a witty blog entry but those thoughts have quickly passed. I’ve been busy with work. I even convinced my wife to allow me to suspend the cable TV service for the summer so I refocus on family, friends, and blogging. Sadly, this is Day 2 of no cable TV and my dear wife is going through severe withdraw shakes at the moment. I’m afraid my great experiment is doomed.
Now, I know you are probably wondered what else I have been up to. I’ve stepped up to the plate and took over the Scoutmaster position in my son’s troop. I’m hoping that he will hurry up and get his Eagle Scout award in the next twelve months so I can “retire” from the job. I’m also still my daughter’s Girl Scout troop leader. We are bridging over into the next level: Cadettes. New uniform and new challenges. This summer we are planning to do a two night campout at the local state park…I hope they have Wifi!
We also managed to get our ghetto swimming pool set up for the summer. In the Puget Sound area, we don’t get a lot of hot weather but my daughters and her friends think we live in Florida. They are in the swimming pool all the time and the water temperature is only 65 degrees.
March 18, 2013
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I have a reader that is one of my worst critics. She finds fault in almost every blog post I produce. She is offended about how I portray myself as a sarcastic person. She is clearly upset with my style of writing, complaining that it isn’t true, that never happened, etc. She also doesn’t like my parenting tips.
This critic is my ten year old daughter.
She doesn’t like my sarcastic tone. I explain to her that my Blog is titled “Blog of Worthless Advice” and that it is meant to be funny, not serious. She doesn’t like how I give the impression that I hate kids (I don’t really hate them). She also wants me to brag more about being an Assistant Scoutmaster and a Girl Scout Leader (although some of her friends think that is odd until they hear about all the fun stuff we do).
Now, you can see why I avoid swearing on my blog (oh, and I can curse like a sailor if I wanted to). I know that she will soon be logging on, reading my blog, and coming over to critique my last posting.
Jeez, it certainly is hard being a blogger. Putting yourself, your thoughts, your writing style out there for the world to see (if they can find you). It is one thing to have a nice imaginary stalker like Cyndi out there but it quite another to have a ten year old critic giving your last post a big thumbs down. It is a good thing I get to review and approve the comments….
Thanks for reading! Let me know if you need someone to tear down your blog and make you feel bad. I’ll send my daughter over with her red pen of death.
The red pen photo is from the Website http://www.fendrihan.com. I don’t get a commission but it is one sweet looking pen if you want to check it out!