Emily Gould in The New York Times Magazine

Although we promised ourselves we'd spent massive amounts of time "doing stuff around the house" this weekend (which we did, and seriously, if I uncover one more box labeled "wine glasses - fragile!" I'm donating all my material goods to charity and running off to a convent or something, because honestly, what is it worth? Having so many things?) I decided to take at least part of Monday off, it being a holiday and all, and head out to a coffee shop where I could sit back and do some non-pregnancy, non-work-related reading. I took The New York Times Magazine with me and read Emily Gould's piece on blogging, which I highly recommend to, well, anyone, because it's interesting, but especially you bloggers out there. Even though my blogging life is a far cry from hers - she was once an editor at Gawker and her life far more on display than mine will ever be - I found that some of her words really rang true.

"The will to blog is a complicated thing, somewhere between inspiration and compulsion. It can feel almost like a biological impulse. You see something, or an idea occurs to you, and you have to share it with the Internet as soon as possible."