Back To Blogging Link Up - Push The Button

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Mitch Albom:

So I love that Alyssa is doing this Back to Blogging link up and it couldn't have come at a better time for me. I mean, I always seem to need to get back to blogging. As usual I am late to the party but maybe Ke$ha got it right on that one. So the first prompt that jumped out at me was this one:

A blog post (or a list of post topics) you want to write but have yet to hit "publish" on 

Ummm.... who me? I don't start things and not finish them do I? Crap, yes I do. 160 things to be exact are living in my draft folder. Now, to be fair, some of the drafts have nothing written and were to maybe remind me of a link up or a favorites post or something. Everything else is anywhere from just started to in the middle to about done... and not published for one reason or another. Mostly that I am pretty sure I have some form of adult ADD. Or maybe I though it was just mediocre, boring or useless because I am my own worst critic. Looking back though I think I may have a few worth revisiting and finishing. Let me know if any of these strike a chord with you!

10 Signs You Have Been Single For Awhile
  • Think of that episode of Sex and The City when Carrie moves in with Aiden and laments about the inability to indulge in her "secret single behavior". I have a laundry list of things I do now that are a direct result of the fact that no one else has been around for a little while. Are you curious?
A Guest Post By Winston
  • Winston is my dog and yes he has a voice and a fetch personality, at least in our minds. This might be too cutesy for me though, I could never quite figure out a way to approach it even though I have read some posts like this that are hilarious.
How To Fall In Love On Instagram
  • IG is not an online dating service but you can use it that way and I can tell you how! Millions are falling in Insta love every day.
I Can't Date You If...
  • It has been brought to my attention that I might be a little on the picky side when it comes to men so this is your basic list post... I couldn't finish it because blogger kept crashing. I guess it was big or something ... idk
Where I'm From
  • Remember when everyone was doing these? Like "I'm from cornfields and spectacular sunsets" or in my case "I'm from the former murder capital of the US". 
Your Friendship Does Not Benefit Me
  • I had this great idea for a post on the FWB trend among single folks nowadays and why I think it does not and/or rarely ever really works. It turned into a mini novel about two "friends" and I started having anxiety about people reading it and thinking it was about me. It was about some good friends of mine. It was.
Online Me vs. Real Life Me
  • Yeah... real life me was a little too real for my liking. I'd rather be a filtered woman.
2016 Goals
  • Can you believe I wrote this and never freaking posted it? A whole list of goals. Goal #1... Finish what you start. If I was thinking pizza at the time I am 100 percent on target for success.
The Seven Faces Of Selfie
  • I love a good selfie as much as the next girl and I had this idea for a post on the various types of selfies you see over and over and over again on social media ad nauseum using myself as the example. Well, you know how it takes like 100 pics to get one good selfie? I underestimated how much actually went into 700 selfies.
Wanted To Circle Back With You - Management Speak 101
  • Nothing annoys me more than people who excessively use management speak and so I started compiling a list of my favorite phrases and never finished it. Now that I have had some time for lessons learned I plan to drill down on this soon and see if I can't shift left and produce a deliverable.
What do you guys think? Any of these you would like to see me finish? I am open for suggestions!

Thanks Alyssa for the inspo!



  1. As a fellow single gal I would love any of the dating posts! Although the FWB and selfie posts sound like they could be some interesting reads :-)

  2. I have a feeling the "I Can't Date You If..." post would be pretty funny. Hit the button.

  3. I'm the same way. I've got blog drafts that have sat there a while, not sure when they'll get finished or published. I'd like to read about any of the topics you listed.

  4. Super curious about the single life habits and the I can't date you if... post! It's amusing that you still have a 2016 goals draft. Just change that 6 to a 7 and you've set for next year!

  5. Definitely the falling in love on IG! I weirdly imagine this happening for me & I'm so curious to hear your thoughts on it.

  6. I love the Seven Faces of a Selfie idea.. That sounds like a really fun post! You have some great ideas there though. SO glad to have found your blog through this challenge!


  7. I'm a Nosey Nellie for sure so I say go for them all - but I would really love to hear from Winston as well as your single behaviors! That sounds so funny!

  8. I'd love for you to finish and publish them all!

  9. I think you need to get around to posting these, they are all great ideas. And nothing irritates me more than phrases like circle back with you.

  10. A secret single behavior post would be awesome. I wrote one sorta like that a while ago, about how living alone has made me weird haha. I also have a "dealbreakers" post in drafts I should get around to posting one of these days.

    All of the rest of these would be awesome to read too. Go ahead and post, please!

  11. I'd love to see the management speak 101 one! Pretty sure I have the single life, dealbreakers and "where I'm from" ones in draft form too, but I always find those interesting so I'd say push the button on those too!

  12. I'd like to say all of the above lol. The where I'm from made me bust out laughing though so if I only get to pick one...that one.

  13. oh my gosh, yes. these all sound fabulous. the selfie one, and the can't date you one, and murder capital of the US?! and the management speak one. hilarious. definitely need to do these. i have a crazy amount of drafts as well, some of them aren't even ideas.

  14. I like people who passionately describe such things.