Do One Thing And Do It Well – Updated

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That's me with Jedediah Bila who presented the award.

That’s me with Jedediah Bila who presented the award.

Have you ever heard the advice  to do one thing and do it well? I’m not sure where it came from, but I know I’m not living up to it. Sure, I know, guys like Mr. LC who remodel homes for a living have to do thousands of things and do them well, but at the end of the day they still get to go home and relax. What I’m getting at is this – I suck as a blogger. I am not doing it well. My big award was the best kept secret. Anyone with a website knows the last thing you want to be is a secret.

I’m not planning on giving up blogging, but I do think I need to cut back. You don’t need me commenting on every headline that appears on Drudge or Memeorandum. If you want the latest news just go to my Today’s Headlines page. If you really want your head to spin go to Bad Blue.

All I know is that I’m doing too many things and I’m not doing any of them well. I don’t get enough sleep. I don’t spend enough time with my kids (at least not without a laptop in front of me) and I’m just not enjoying my life that much anymore. If the money was here to cut out my part time job I would think about that, but it’s not. With blogging it’s too sporadic, and I couldn’t support a family on even the best month this blog has enjoyed. I’m not sure what I’m going to do, but I’m in the prime working years of my life and wasting them on this blog is turning out to be a losing proposition.

I gave it my all, and I failed. Now on to Plan B. I’ll let you know what that is when I figure it out. If you don’t hear back from me for a day or two that’s because we have a birthday to celebrate and a few rained-out baseball games to make up.

Update: Sorry for my little pity-party. I don’t think I’ll stop blogging. I have too much to say. But I think I’ll cut back on how much time I spend on it. I’m still thinking about what I can do. Maybe a post every day linking to all of the news, with some commentary thrown in, and then just another post or two. When I figure it out, well, you’ll see. Thanks to all for the kind comments.