Thursday, May 13, 2010

If you build it, they will come

So I never really loved the movie Field of Dreams as much as everyone else, or as much as I felt I should, but the lesson that is taught is a good one: Patience. Work hard, keep the faith, have patience—and it will come. It will. It's hard though because, well, I want it NOW. I'm not even entirely sure what it is anymore, but I know that I want it. I guess more than anything, I want to be passionate about my work and make a decent amount of money doing it. I want a little normalcy and consistency in my life. Is that so much to ask?!

I didn't like any of the photos from the movie (damn Google images!), so I chose this one. Pretty cool, huh?

I have admitted in the past that at some point, I think it would be really great if I could turn a little profit from this blog, but honestly, things have been so loco lately that I'm finding myself coming here to just relax and take a break from it all! The blog can be stressful sometimes (like when I'm trying to write two posts before work and I have serious writer's block), but I'm getting back to the place where it's more fun than anything else, and that makes me happy. So, I'm just going to keep building it, and I guess we'll just have to wait and see what comes!

I saw this video about blogging—and how to be successful at it— that supports the basic jist of what I've just said. It also encourages bloggers to ASK their readers what they want. I did that once and the main points you guys made were that you wanted: 1. To see more of ME 2. More gender neutral posts 3. More hot-button topics. I think I've done a pretty good job with working on those suggestions, but I probably could improve with #3. Hey, but I can't help it I like writing about random shit!

But tell me again what you think: What would you like to see more of on the bloggy-blog? And do you struggle with patience like I do?


  1. I'm SO impatient, I'm 26 and I still feel like I'm waiting for my life to start. I think I just have to step back and try my best to live in the moment. I think that is the only way I can appreciate my life.

    I LOVE your blog just the way it is...never know what I'm going to get and I like it that way :)

  2. Hey Ellen - I just wanted to tell you how much I love your blog. You have such an interesting life to read about and I love your funny take on things. I totally identify with so many things you write (I too have a bald left eyebrow, due to overplucking. hehe - a lady at nail shop once actually told me I should try using Rogaine! I haven't though - a little scared about that one!)

    A friend told me about your blog a few weeks ago and I liked it so much that I decided to read it from the beginning. It took me a few weeks but I am finally caught up. Not sure if that makes a total loser or just a slacker at work... Anyway, keep up the good work! You should write a book - I would read it!!!

  3. It's hard living in the moment, Esperanza. I struggle with that, too, but I'm always working on it. I think it's human nature to always be looking to the NEXT thing, ya know? So glad you're enjoying the blog :)

    Hey Jill! I'm pretty sure that reading my blog start to finish makes you a total WINNER ;) Thanks SO much for your encouraging words—they mean more than you know! And don't give up on that left eyebrow, mine is sloooowly but surely growing back. In fact, if you compare pics of me from the beginning of the blog to know, you'll see the difference!

  4. Ellen, Field of dreams is topical today. They are selling the movie lot. I'll paste the link on your facebook page. If you want it I will buy it for you with my vast fortune from the mega millions jackpot. I have actually contemplated playing the lotto lately. I feel as though it is a game for the numerically challenged, but maybe the thought of not working anymore is worth a buck.

    Jill, that is pretty impressive. Its probably better that the rest of your office doesn't know that you had time to do that haha.

  5. Ha, thanks for the offer, G, but I think I'm good. I should probably start playing the lotto too!