Pangs of Blog Doubt

Hello all… I feel done.

This is not usual for me. I’m usually a ray of sunshine and perseverance. A real Joan of Arc. A ‘Take No Prisoners’ supporter. A Don’t Bullshit The Daughter Of A Bullshitter because I can smell you a mile away, kinda gal. Sunshine- with unicorns. And wine. Right?

But not of late.

I have discovered a few new writers and blogs.

They are awesomesauce.

I shouldn’t be doing this. I suck.

This post is evidence.

I LOVE to write. I LOVE my little blog baby. I want to raise it, and nurse it, and spank it’s sassy ass when it won’t follow the rules. And shower it with kisses and ice cream when it does.

I want to see it grow and get smart and get a job. Maybe have kids.

But, I’m not depressed. I have a happy marriage. My kid’s are grown and glowing. I’m rich, thin, and famous- at least in my mind.

And I can dish it like a pro (see second paragraph).

So here’s to the people that are REALLY good at this:

Deeprooted      
      66 Square Feet        
…my hat is off to all of you.





  • Jerimi - In the end, writing a blog is for you, and not for other people (unless you’re using it to sell a product or service). If you find catharsis through blogging, or connection, or whatever it is that compelled you to start one… that’s the reason to blog.

    It’s easy to look at everyone else and just give up. If I compared myself constantly to the professional, best-of-the-best quilters, I’d just quit. Then I’d have missed out on the fun of making them.

    If you’re getting what you need out of writing, then keep going. 🙂ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - I know you’re right, it’s just that sometimes a person feels like a mouse on a wheel. PS: I LOVE quilting! Thanks for stopping by Jerimi. Nice to have a new visitor!ReplyCancel

  • clark - on behalf of those of us what write the way we feel like, I will say… damn! it must suck to suck at writing and such!

    lol jeez don’t bring up the topic of writing and rhetoric and skills-in-grammar, it will mess my whole day up.

    the heck with the good writers (or the bloggers with 300 hits a day) or the people that everyone totally admires, you know frickin powers of examples…

    (hey, see you next week at the TToT… if you feel up to doing a list of 10 things and all… it’s kind of fun in a challenging way)ReplyCancel

  • Sue - This is how I feel when I read your blog! I want to quit a couple of times per week lately.ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - Oh Sue- that’s ridiculous! Your blog is supreme!!! If you quit I will be very weepy. And, don’t worry- I’m not going anywhere- just feeling a little overwhelmed at the moment. Love ya girl! SmoochXXXXReplyCancel

  • Mr. Hyde - I think you’re hilarious and sassy and wonderful and an amazing writer that is pouring awesomesauce all over the G.D. blogosphere.

    Word,
    RandyReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - Well, Mr. Hyde, I accept your comment as a wonderful compliment! And I agree, of course. Hahahaaaa So nice to have a new friend, and I mean it- you’re a very talented guy.ReplyCancel

  • William Kendall - Your blog’s fun, Cheryl, and it shows!ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - Thanks William. I’m just feeling a little blog fog at the moment, but I’ll be back in full force next week. Hope you tune in my friend.ReplyCancel

  • Julie Phelps - Oh dear, I say “ditto” to all the above comments. And to you, well, I understand what drove you to post this today. I am having a similar time of it. Randy helped me get to that feeling, but then his determination and spirit also motivate me onward. There ya go – one of those full circle kinda deals – sorta – kinda-maybe.
    Never mind. In a few more hours I’ll raise a glass of wine to share a toast to us all – for writing and sharing and being brave.ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - I just LOVE your comment Julie! Every sentiment spot-on. Let’s raise a glass together. About 6 central okay with you?ReplyCancel

  • Roshni - That’s so sweet of you to give a shout-out to all those bloggers! Hey, it’s your blog; you can do with it whatever you feel like, but I do wish that you believe that you have your own unique story to write and you should write it!ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - Do you think so???? At least I met you and your blog Roshni. I should be back up and running next week. Just taking a bit of a breather.ReplyCancel

  • Cary - I want to thank you for your kind words on my blog. I am SO new to this, and your comment was an absolute bright light of my day! LOOK AT ALL THOSE AWARDS —–>. I can only hope to have as much recognition as you one day.ReplyCancel

  • bethteliho - First, thanks for hopping over to my baby blog and saying hello. 🙂
    I hope this blog fog lifted (we all have ’em) because yours is effing stellar, and I mean that. I’m going to check out your recipe section now. Lord knows I need some new ones…ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - I’ll return- sooner then later, stronger then ever, and serving up sass with the best of them. And… your welcome. Thanks for stopping by!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny Lynn - I love your blog. Time is my enemy. Thus why I don’t visit often enough or blog often enough to become a big time blogger. I have been blogging for years, and you are one amazing blogger. I smile, stop to think, and enjoy your style of blogging. Don’t give up just yet.ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - Oh, I’m not giving up- just needed a few weeks break. I’ll be back on Monday! And THANK YOU for your kind words Jenny. They have made my day!ReplyCancel

  • Kim Plancich - Bringing some NaBloPoMo love – I FEEL you on this one! I feel the same so darn often and am learning to push that thought away…easier said than done, though, right?

    Love your blog!ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - Thanks Kim! Yes, I’m ‘on fire’ one week, and ‘burned out’ the next. It’s a marathon I’m not always prepared for. ANd then there’s living a REAL life. ANd THAT takes effort as well. So glad you stopped by.ReplyCancel

  • Petra - And you do it so well Cheryl, blogging that is! I love to read you, as your wit never fails to inspire, uplift…but most importantly is always straight to the point. Wish I could write like you, but as you know, I only opened my blog as a shoutout, pass the story beyond borders and ask for help. Iam forever grateful we met, as throughout my clumsy expressiveness, your feedback and thoughts are certainly without borders and so constructive and supporting. Here is to you, please do not stop writing!ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - Somehow I hope you keep writing even after the house issues are resolved- and I know they will be. I’m always checking in to see how things are going my dear friend. Kisses and Hugs from America!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Leyble - I just found your blog – on the Blogher link and I am enjoying it – so, don’t stop. I feel the same way just about every time I finish writing a blog. I enjoy the process and the writing – but I sometimes feel dejected when I don’t get the comments and traffic that I truly believe I should get.

    But, when I truly engage with someone and when I inspire and help a reader, it really makes my day. So, I guess that’s what blogging is really all about. If yiu can inspire someone to change or to try…experiment with something they might have been afraid to try…it’s all worth it in the end!

    True…but I sure would love more readership and comments!

    LindaReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - Oh, I’m not stopping. Just a momentary pang of Doubt. And I’m so happy you found me and stopped by! As for me inspiring anyone? I don’t think so. As for me helping someone? Nada. I just write to make myself laugh and maybe someone else. Now I’m off to find you!ReplyCancel

  • Stacia Ellermeier - “spank it’s sassy ass” I’m dying!!!ReplyCancel

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