The problem with taking time off from blogging is that it's hard to get back into it. I can't think of a darn thing to write now that I've got the time to do it again. Plus, I'm getting the feeling either no one wants to blog anymore or every one's on vacation.
So where are you fellow bloggers? Have we all run out of things to say? Or are we too busy finding pictures to pin? Is this what we have been reduced to? Looking at pictures of what people like instead of reading the words they write?
The thing is, I kind of like knowing what people don't like. And how do you pin that? Is there something called UnPinterest for our dislikes? Or are we all just trying to create a perfect space with recipes we'd whip up if we weren't so tired, home decor we'd buy if we weren't too poor, crafty projects we'd make if we weren't so uncrafty, birthday parties we'd throw for our kids if we actually threw birthday parties for our kids.
Or maybe that's just me.
Actually, I hardly ever go on Pinterest. Mostly because I can't remember my password, but also because it's very intimidating. There's just so much to look at, I don't even know where to start.
I do know where I'd start on UnPinterest though: Shades of Gray.
Have you heard of it? If not, you're lucky. It's the latest thing for the modern housewife. Every one's got to have it. It'll spice things up in the bedroom. Turn up the heat. Re-ignite a dwindling flame.
It's Porn for Women.
Finally. Because apparently we've been missing out, ladies.
The thing is, everyone who is reading it can't put it done. They're staying up all night to read it because they have to know what is going to happen and then they have to move on to the next book. They all say the writing is terrible, but they can't stop reading it.
So my question is, when exactly are they "spicing things up"? Because it kinda sounds like they're just doing a lot of reading. Reading they don't really even enjoy because it kind of sucks. Except for the sex scenes, of course. Which they describe as ridiculous.
I guess I don't understand the appeal, so feel free to explain it to me. Maybe I don't get it because I know it started out as Twilight fan fiction. Since I'm not a Twilight fan to begin with, that's strike one. Strike two comes from the fact that every thing I've read or heard about the book says the writing is truly terrible. I barely have time to read good writing, so I don't want to throw that time away on something that stinks. And finally, it really irritates me that there are so many excellent writers not making any money while someone who doesn't know how to write anything beyond a titillating sex scene is making millions. So, strike three.
And there's my unpin for the day. Go ahead and consider this my Facebook dislike of the day also. But stay tuned, I think I've found a new blog topic. There are a lot of things I don't like.
Next up: Band-aids.