Misery loves company? Perhaps.
Does company love it back? Not sure.
I don’t think blog visitors do.
So, when hit with a prolonged period of illness or an unfortunate series of events, what’s a blogger to do?
When you are miserable, do you put that aside and smile for the keyboard or do you discuss what’s going on?
I suppose this depends on what type of blog you have.
I’ve hinted at my health issues, talked about writing crises, and touched on the fact that life isn’t so swell at the moment. But dwell? Meh. That’s boring. Maybe annoying.
Should I talk about spring? I suppose.
I don’t want to be Miss Doom and Gloom (and not just because it’s a silly name) but I’m also sort of irritated by Shiny Happy People. So I will write this:
As the saying goes, when you are at the bottom, or damn near it, there are only two ways to go—sideways and up. Okay, the saying doesn’t go like that but it’s funny. Unless you’re in something so narrow you can’t possibly move sideways. Then it’s mean.
I guess the best idea is to mention and move on.
Thanks to my childhood collection of Mr. Men books, I know that, when life is messy, you can grumble a bit but then you’ve got to be cheerful and not grumpy then blog happy. I know. That’s totally weird. But that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
My Sunday thoughts in 200 words or less.
Do you write about real-life issues on your blog? Or do you pretend all is well and just publish your next post?