One of the things I love the most as a blogger is when my email pings letting me know I have a new comment. That small inner voice starts shouting, “Someone loves me!” Now don’t get me wrong I know people love me but as a blogger there are days when you just don’t feel the love as much as you would like. Maybe page views are low, subscriber sign ups are at a stand still and it doesn’t matter what you do you can’t break that 200 mark on your Facebook page. (By the way those are all very shameless plugs…total honesty with me!) On those days any kind of validation that as a blogger I kick arse is greatly appreciated. No I’m not always so shallow but hey, I am a female and I like to feel appreciated.
Which brings me to today’s post on what not to do when you feel unappreciated.
1.) Don’t act like you are an indentured servant to your family and friends. Especially don’t go all out and don servant clothes from the 1800s. That look is not attractive on anyone, even if you do have the perfect body. 2.) Don’t stop doing everything you do everyday. Seriously don’t! Because while it feels good to say forget it and to not do anything for anyone, including you know, cooking dinner, picking up after the children, waking them up for school, washing your husbands boxers and such, in the end it’s only going to harm you. How? Well if you don’t wake the kids for school they stay home and bug you all day about how bored they are and that there is nothing to do. If you don’t cook for their unappreciative self’s they don’t decide to praise you for the times you did cook by saying, “Oh mom it’s awesome that you cook for us”, instead they just whine all the more. And the boxers….have you seen (aka smelled) what happens when a man wears boxers (or any underpants)? Can you imagine days of him wearing the same ones because others aren’t clean? It isn’t pretty and in the end you will have to force them into the washer because they no longer fold. *shutter* 3.) Don’t walk around tearing your hair out, ripping your clothes and wailing that no one loves you, cares for you or that you’re being unappreciated at loud volumes. You will only end up scaring animals,small children and may cause the nice people with the new white coat and shiny buckles to visit. 4.)Don’t start sending yourself flowers, thank you/love you notes. While good in theory, because who doesn’t like to get flowers and a card, it will raise eyebrows with your co-workers, partner and family if you start randomly receiving notes from a secret admirer. 5.) Don’t leave post it notes around the office or the home with sayings like “Felicia (your name not mine duh) filled the ink, again.”, “Boxers cleaned by your wife”, “Meal cooked while mom was slaving over the stove”, or “The floors didn’t shine themselves!~ Felicia”. Why not you ask? Easy, they won’t get read, you will have to pick them all up at the end of the day or in the worst case scenario you immature work mate will somehow manage to take each note and turn into a horrible sexual innuendo. 6.) Don’t email your mother in law with a 3 page list of exactly why it is her fault her son is a complete loser. Also make sure not to criticize her cooking in any way. The last thing you want is a war of epic proportions with your mother in law while you aren’t at the top of your game. You will never win! 7.) Don’t wrap yourself in Saran Wrap, I don’t care if it was done on Fried Green Tomatoes, just don’t do it. It won’t make you feel any less unappreciated in fact it may make the feeling worse as your partner walks away snorting and gasping for breath through tears of laughter.