Sunday, July 11, 2010
Brad's Boring Blog
Okay...I know when my Mom says my blog is getting boring I am in big trouble. For a long time my Mom was the only person reading my blog. Some people have soap operas...my Mom had my blog. So I know if she doesn't want to read it...my blog must really suck!
But I think I may have identified the problem...or problems that have caused my blog to become so boring. Don't think of these as excuses, but rather an exploration into boredom. Doesn't that sound exciting???
#1 - I started using the Positive Discipline Tool Cards and they really work! Okay..so maybe that doesn't sound like much of a problem, but going through these Positive Discipline Tool Cards has improved my relationship with my children and has created a more harmonious environment in our home. The problem is, who wants to read about how little Johnny did his chores without being reminded. Boring!
Let's face it, drama is interesting. If you can throw in a little crazy into a blog, then you really have a winning formula. One of the most popular blogs in the world is Dooce.com. Don't get me wrong, she is a FABULOUS writer, but she gained much of her popularity when she had a nervous breakdown and spent two weeks in a mental institution (blogging through the entire experience). Now she spends most of her time writing about poop, boobs, and antidepressants...but people love it!
#2 - It's SUMMER!!! I'm sorry, but the last place I want to be on a beautiful Summer day is sitting in front of my computer. We had a looooong Winter this year and it stretched into half of my Spring. So I am celebrating Summer like nobody's business. If you need me, I'll be on the golf course.
#3 - It's SUMMER!!! That means my kids are home from school and they are on me like white on rice! So I am constantly juggling my work responsibilities with trying not to neglect my children.
#4 - I'm boring! That's right...I'm a single dad, living in the suburbs, driving a minivan. It's very difficult to make that sound interesting. "Today I mowed the lawn, took my kids to the swimming pool and then we played a board game before I tucked them into bed." Snooze ZZZZZZzzzzzzz!
Luckily I have found some guys who have managed to make a Dad's Life interesting. Below is their hilarious video. And Mom...I promise to try and add some more interesting content to my blog. The last thing I want is for you to have to resort to watching "As The World Turns".