I’m not gonna lie, I used to post a good portion of my blog entries while wearing PJs. I’ve come to realize, however, that when I’m wearing PJs and slippers and I’ve got my rat’s nest of uncombed hair pulled back in a scrunchie so I won’t have to deal with it and I’m not wearing any makeup because it’s not like any of you can see me, anyway, I usually end up writing a sloppy blog entry. Because I’m sloppy. So I came up with a resolution: respect your blog. Treat it like something you value, not like something you just got from a fast food restaurant that you’re done with and you throw in the back of your car because who cares.
I like to dress up a little while I’m posting to my blog. I put on pretty shoes, I do my eye makeup, I try to make my hair look presentable. I know you can’t see me, but it makes a difference. When I respect my blog, and my blog readers, enough to approach it like a professional, I write better blog entries. I also try to make sure that my apartment has achieved at least a basic level of cleanliness, because I can see my living room reflected in my computer screen and it’s really distracting when I’m typing a post and I see the reflection and think, why do I have three coffee mugs on my end table? I don’t even drink coffee.
Why is this important? Because I’m a freaking adult. I know my laundry has been piling up and I really need to empty the trash and I haven’t been grocery shopping in two weeks so I’ve just been ordering in (which is probably why the trash is so full), but it helps me concentrate when all my crap is where it’s supposed to be. It helps me write when I know, somewhere in the layers of my little blind mind, that I could walk outside to get the mail and not worry whether anyone’s around to see me, because I look decent. It’s all part of not becoming a crazy cat lady with 27 cats who goes to the grocery store wearing a house coat because she forgot to check the mirror before she sat down to post to her blog.
This blog may not be an actual job, and thank God because most people end up hating their jobs and that would suck for me, but it’s something that’s important to me. It’s important to me to write a good blog entry for you to read. And I don’t mind if you read it while wearing your PJs. That’s totally OK. That’s almost what you’re supposed to do (unless you’re reading this while at work). Get out your scrunchies and put on your slippers and know that I put effort into myself as well as into this blog post, because I respect my blog and I respect you. Peace out.