Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Creme de la Creme '10

This will be my forth year participating in Mel's Creme de la Creme. Sounds like a lovely dessert, doesn't it? In a way, it sort of is....

Submitting a post to be listed in the Creme is all about celebrating words and the richness they can bring to the eyes that read them. I started my blog to connect with others, and also to chronicle the journey I am on--and some days it is hard to remember to write for yourself. 

There are trolls out there, haters, critics. Hell, most of the time we are our own worst critic. But more importantly there are supporters, silent lurkers, readers, friends. And as Mel says, there are blog posts that feel good to write: "The one that you felt really good about when you hit publish."

My writing has shifted from when I first started almost 4 years ago. We are no longer in the thick of treatments, I am not injecting myself with 5 needles a day, and I am not constantly thinking about crappy sperm. But those are the pillars from which this space was born, and I will always honor it--by writing and by connecting with others going through what I have been through and what I am going through now--parenting after infertility with a big question mark of: what's next?

When I saw Mel's post letting us know that the list was open to submit a post, I came back over here to read through my chronicles of 2010. I was sad to realize I only wrote a total of 56 posts (not including NaBloPoMo). 

That's not nearly enough.

Those are only my personal goals, though. I read blogs that post every day...some that post once month, some even fewer than that. It's all up to the writer, of course. But for me, I am looking back on my words as a way to chronicle my thoughts and feelings. That's the beauty of NaBloPoMo, too: the encouragement to write.

I am not interesting 24/7/365...but I write in my head all the time. So why am I not putting it down on "paper" more? Life gets in way--that's why. But I hope by this time next year, I will have a much better chronicle of memories; a much harder time choosing just one post to represent my year.

If you haven't submitted your post for the '10 Creme, be sure to get your post in the list. We all have words to share.

Let's all toast to writing: raise your glass of Argyle 2000 Brut for today's Virtual Wine Club.



  1. I love to read your posts...write more please!

  2. i'll have to post over there, I have had some good ones this year (or, at least I think so!)

  3. "I write in my head all the time" -- yup, that's me!

    I didn't realize that SQ's Creme de la creme awards was open to any for of writing. I always assumed it was for loss/adoption/infertility.

    My goal is also to write more often. But I'm too overwhelmed by the amazing and insightful bloggers that I read daily. I wish I had more time to read AND write.

  4. A friend and I were recently musing about "where have all the blogs/bloggers gone?" and my answer was that some move to twitter and fb because they are more instant gratification type things and blogs take time. I think the majority of bloggers are still around living life and "blogging in their heads" I blog in my head all the time and show up to the actual blog and realize it has been weeks since I actually posted. I still love reading you blog and what a truly amazing journey you ave been on.

  5. I wish I had a computer handy all the time - my best posts tend to be in my head!


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