Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Baby Busy Blues.

I haven’t posted since the last IWSG Wednesday, and here’s why. Firstly, I lost heart after encountering some static in the Bloggesphere, and withdrew a little out of frustration. Then, when I had a post ready, but the “Save” function on my netbook was giving me trouble, it was the last straw, and I put it away for the month. Seriously, I haven’t written a damn thing.

Then, I had trouble at work with a co-worker, and I had to get a manager involved. I truly hated being ‘That Guy,’ and put it off as long as I could, but I tried addressing it between us four times, and it wasn’t getting resolved.

At home, we’ve been going through different fertility treatments. Firstly, the IUI, which is essentially dropping my albino tadpoles off at the front door. Now, we’re into the IVF, which takes the “boy-meets-girl” part into a lab environment, then when we have a solid start of the two becoming one, it’s taken home and put to bed in my wife. This is our big 2012 project.

Then this morning, I saw Hart’s link on Facebook to her IWSG post. She seems to be noticing the lack of participation overall, so I’m wondering if my lack of ambition is a part of a wider concern. Mid-winter blues, perhaps? Post-holiday fatigue? Any thoughts?
PS. Had I known that I had gained so many new followers, I would have been back sooner. Sorry for the delay, folks.


  1. I have felt despondant also Will, It take time to write a poem upload suitable photo's and out of my 478 followers sometime only get as low as 7 comments, There are others I get over 20 but why do people "follow" a blog and never give a comment at all. I am not into blogging for the comments but get frustrated at a new follower never commenting.
    I hope all goes well with you and your wife,and of course not to mention your dear daughter.
    Take care.

  2. Sorry you've got all these problems and that they're stopping you writing. Could well be winter blues are at least partly to blame. If you feel a bit down on a grey day it's harder to shake off the gloom than it would be if the sun were to shine, I find.

  3. Bummer! All of it. This is a day for support though so you picked the right time to come back. Sounds like you need it.

  4. Good to read this post, that's what I know.

  5. Life shoots us in the foot sometimes. Lately, I've felt blogger is part of the gun. I had computer problems myself for a while, and that was so frustrating I nearly gave up too.

    I sure hope all your fertility efforts pay off. Might be a part of your creative writing woes; a balanced writing/work/family life is important and is its own inspiration. My heart beats for your frustrations.


  6. Glad to see you back, Will! And glad my observation gave you a poke. I'm not sure what it is, but we really are sort of all in this together, eh? I look forward to hearing what you've been up to!

  7. Take your time. And good luck with everything you mentioned above.

  8. Hope things are better with you now.

    Look forward to your challenge posts...
    --Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z

  9. Frustrations tend to mount. It's fine to step back at times and return with a fresh perspective. I am betting that things are going to go your way soon, so hang in there, keep plugging away, and watch it happen.

  10. Hi...I'm hopping over from the A to Z Challenge and to encourage you to not give in to life's frustrations. You signed up for this wonderful challenge for a variety of personal reasons I'm sure and I for one am looking forward to reading your challenge posts so come have A, B, and C to put together and we will be here to cheer you on...;-)

    Donna Martin