Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Blog Envy

I'm a little jealous today. Sure, I'm no "professional blogger," but I do like to write and I do want my blog to look nice and professional. But it doesn't. It's pretty lousy.

I'm feeling some blog envy after perusing "The Pioneer Woman's" blog. I must admit, I'd barely even heard of her (except from a friend who's a huge fan of her cookbook and made us some yummy cinnamon rolls from it), but I'm in love with her new show on the Food Network. It's "must see TV" for me on Saturday morning! She seems pretty down to earth and fun. However, I find that after watching it, I'm more attuned to my shortcomings and I spend the rest of the day either in a sad stupor of self-loathing, or madly trying to cook a delicious, Pioneer worthy meal for my family. It could go either way. Although the more I learn about her, the more I'm deciding that she's got to be other worldly, so I shouldn't compare myself at all, since I am a mere mortal and all. I mean,  she home schools, helps run a ranch, takes care of a large family, is a photographer, author and (which brings me back around to the point) writes an incredible blog chock FULL of amazing information and recipes. I was looking at it thinking, "Maintaining this blog alone must be a full time job! How does she do it?" As well as, "Um, my blog pretty much sucks."

So, just sitting here staring at my generic, stock, blogger template and wishing I had the patience to learn code and design my own. Or the patience to learn how to cut and paste code from those free, make a "cute blog" sites. I've tried and I never can do it right. Maybe I should just outsource this task!
 If you design cute blogs and want to donate your genius to my humble site, I'm willing to promote the heck out of your services! (hint) :)

I'm also bummed about my stagnant numbers...I've been holding at 64 followers for like a year now. Again, I'm certainly not a professional blogger. But 64? After 3 years of doing this, I would at least like to have 100! If you're reading this and have never followed...please? follow me?
So, forgive this whiny post. I promise to get out of this blog envying funk soon. :(


  1. You're too cute. I love Pioneer Woman, too, and they're apparently one of the wealthiest families in Oklahoma but I pretty much think she does a lot of things herself so I admire her for that. I wish I could help with the blog stuff but I'm clueless - I had someone do it for me. Then when I changed it, I figured it out but I still can't figure out how to change the font beyond the basic few. GRRRRRR....

  2. Oh Angie, don't feel blue. I like PW too, but there is a lot going on behind the scenes. She has a lot of help, she is not doing all of that on her own. She has a professional company who runs her blog, assistants, and I have read that she has a tutor for the children. Her husband comes from one of the wealthiest families in the state. I would not be surprised if she had a cleaning service too- I would! She did build the website from scratch, I am not knocking her at all, but it is not as easy as she makes it look.

  3. I love your blog! Sorry I wasn't following before. But, if it makes you feel better, I only have 8 followers on mine :-) Keep up the good work!


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