If I ever had any aspirations of writing, the blog world has killed them. I read so many beautiful essays online. I despair that I don't have the wit or talent or time to do the same. That's when I realized I don't need a writing career. I already have a career.
I try to make the most of my limited computer time. I call what I post "sharing" instead of "writing." It takes the sting of perfectionism out of what I consider a fun hobby. (Remember, I don't knit or scrapbook!) That's why Like Merchant Ships is still clothed in basic Blogger brown. That's why I refuse a site referrer or meter. Once I start investing time and money on the details, I'm sunk. I know myself too well.
Thanks to Queen of Carrots for her well-said reminder. And congratulations to Kim C., whose own laidback style of sharing (with 7 kids and one on the way!) was recently rewarded with Large Mammal Status at TTLB ecosystem.