Serenity Now

I've been having a hard week.

I feel like my blog has even been suffering. I look over posts, fraught with spelling errors and formatting issues and I feel embarassed and inattentive (paring knife, not pairing.) Sometimes I think using the blogger platform itself might come off as amateur. (I know other people have written on this subject, such as Eden Spodek.)

Maybe this will sound like a justification of sorts (and maybe you should interpret it as such), but I think the mistakes are ok. I have to remind myself that blogging is a fluid form of communication.

Sometimes I generate more content than a newspaper staff writer would. I have a busy 9-5 day job and I don't have a copy editor; I'm a one man show. I don't write about anything I don't want to and it warms my heart to interact with people and discuss ideas. I love blogging and it brings me great joy.

I'm simply declaring to myself and to you that I'm ok with mistakes  because they demonstrate that blogginf is personal, fast and sometimes because that's what makes blog honest and , that sense of reality.

In the meantime, I am comforted by the fact that this hasn't just been a hard week for me. I know others, including Megan Telpner from The Appetizer had a rough one too. (Click here for her recipe for healing turmeric tea.)

Happy Friday!


  1. I adore you completely - mistakes and all. Don't be so hard on your self JB... you're a very special dot com that's unlike any other... and in a world of billions... that's quite something. ;)

  2. Thanks Lin. You are such a sweetheart :)

  3. Don't sweat it. Everyone has off weeks. It's really hard to keep up the blog when you have a day job. I try but I can't do it. Sometimes it's frustrating. Be patient with yourself. This blog is a part of you and yes, it's honest. It doesn't need to look "professional". You have readers regardless. No one is saying "you suck" because you make typos. Relax and enjoy.

    I heart Meghan. I found her blog before realizing that I knew her brother from high school, then we became online blog friends (and we've met). She's one of the coolest people I know.

  4. Jess, we all have had those days/week(s), you're definitely not alone. Working full-time and blogging takes a lot of energy.

    My food remedy/pick-me-up is chocolate or anything that's generally considered unhealthy. ;)

  5. Andrea, thanks so much for your kind words. I think we bloggers need to stick together! ;)

    That's ultra cool that you know Meghan. I really find her to be a wealth of cutting-edge health information. I hope to meet her one day soon!

    Kim, you are a sweetie. Must. Find. Chocolate.

    Thank you all for your kind words! (FYI, this week has been much better so far.)

  6. love you dear sister... be well!