- Today’s (although the posts are out in my evening time so should it be tomorrows?) challenge for Problogger’s 31 days to a better blog is to write a list post.
- I’m going to take the list challenge literally because I’m in that sort of mood tonight.
- Lists allow writing to be readable and flow, but it means being succinct.
- And succinct suits me.
- Lists help me through the day, whether they’re mental or written down lists.
- But the list doesn’t allow for children.
- My child tonight was particularly painful to be around.
- I think tonight I was probably particularly painful to be around too.
- Tonight we’ve both cried and we probably both regret some things we’ve said to each other.
- Tonight we’ve been the best of mates reading Snugglepot and Cuddlepie together. They’re great stories and I’ve made him promise to read him more.
- Tonight we’ve hated each other’s guts but deep down we both really love each other.
- Tonight as I kissed him goodnight and chatted about tomorrow, I left him laughing.
- That laughter made me smile.
- Thank God.
I don’t think I could have done this post in any other way than a list.
I like list posts.
Healing thoughts and calming wishes for an easier day tomorrow for you and JJ.
I don’t have enough time to do my posts the night before either.
Happy Easter Jen & JJ.
Good to know more people are doing the 31dbbb in their posts. I’ve never heard of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, but the mental picture is very cute.
Andrea Swiedler says
Great list post! I am in the 31 dtbb with you. I really like what you did and how you shared. And I hope you all made up.
Lists can work in so many ways people wouldn’t usually think about 🙂
Kikolani, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie are a series of children books written by an Australian May Gibbs a long time ago (well I remember these books as a kid). They are beautiful to read and beautifully illustrated – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snugglepot_and_Cuddlepie
Trish, JJ and I are having a day off together although I must get off the computer and spend some time with him as that’s the aim of today. It’s nearly the end of school term here and it’s showing!
Andrea, hope you are holding out with the challenge (I’ll pop over and check out in a minute). Yes we’ve made up.
Hi, I popped over from ProBlogger. Interesting take on the list challenge, although it felt as if I were simply reading a paragraph (as I pieced it together in my mind). Perhaps sometimes writing in a list in more for the author and than the reader? How’s that for a philosophical blog question?
Of course my list post had to do with food, not the easiest topic, but I think it worked well enough. You can check it out here: http://teamportugal.blogspot.com/2009/04/seven-culinary-inspirations-for-your.html
Kris, I think if I had written in paragraph format the narrative wouldn’t have been as punchy. As I admitted I wouldn’t normally write like this but it seemed appropriate for how I felt at the time and for the content. So, yes, writing in the list for this post was perhaps more for me.
This is a great list post Jen. I’m a HUGE list person….always have been. I enjoyed reading this. Hugs, Joy
Hey there jen!!!
I love a list – big believer in lists – but oh, so often the word or two on the list is a whole world of ideas or explanations!!
Sorry that you and JJ had a head-butting competition. ‘Salina loved Snugglepot and Cuddlepie but me, you know, I am not a huge fan. The things we will read for them, huh?
Thank you Joy. Naturally we’re best of friends now but not when I wrote this. I could say almost nothing right. Lists are great aren’t they?
Robin of My Two Blessings says
Dropping in from the Pro Blogger challenge. Hope today was an easier day. Life has its ups and downs with kids, but we love them no matter what. Great List. I finally found the time to do mine today. Please drop by here
Look forward to seeing what changes you’ll make for your 5th blogoversary. 🙂