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."