Friday, October 10, 2008

Inspired Jurl

Whenever I start to consider giving up the blog...that it doesn't really mean anything...that it's a goofy hobby that makes me seem kind of ridiculous...that it is an unhealthy obsession...that it's not very good....that I don't have anything to say....that I'm too busy.....too tired....too self-conscious....

Someone out there in cyber-space posts one of my entries and says it's hilarious....someone recommends me to their readers.....someone leaves me a comment telling me I made them laugh so hard their drink shot out their nose.....someone tells me I'm inspiring them in a positive direction....someone is glad I feel their pain....someone encourages me to keep going.....

That is so amazing and slightly freaky. And the truth is, I never run out of things to say....my mouth is always running. I wish a running mouth burned the same amount of calories as actual running.

Oh, well. I'm re-inspired to keep jurlpower alive and well. And unbalanced.

9 comments:

K, L and M said...

jurl..I read your blog everyday..always cheers me up, cracks me up..and makes me almost wet my pants!! never give up.:)

Anonymous said...

Yes, YES-- please keep up the blog. I read it everyday and yes it does make me laugh and inspires me. Thank you for just being you.

BoBono said...

I love your blog Jurl! You inspire and entertain daily. Drama, comedy, action, sentimentality, you've got it all. Now give me chapter 3 damn it!

Just kidding, love ya Jurl.

No really, I need more fiction!!!

suzanne said...

jurl,
you don't know me, but we are separated by less than 6 degrees. anyway, i have been reading you since your first blog and have loved what you have to say. you make me laugh out loud. you make me tear up. you make me want to print out some of your entries and pretend i wrote them. mostly, you make me want to check your blog each day. it's something to look forward to. thanks for that...
i recommend you to all of my friends. recently, my girl tj put a link to your site on hers. your blogstalker following just tripled. thanks so much for sharing your life with us!
ps, i wanted to add you as my friend on fb, but i thought that would be a little much.

jurl said...

k,l, and m- I can't think of a higher compliment than "almost pants wetting". Thank you.

Anon- I can tell you are someone who knows my need for over the top encouragement. gracias

bobono- you are such a doll! and a good jurl! I know I need another chapter in Jurl Chronicles...coming soon. Thanks so much for reading.


Suzanne- what can I say to such a wonderful list of compliments....thank you seems a bit inadequate, but thank you is all I've got. Perhaps I should send you some flowers! I'd love to be Facebook friends! Then I can send you some flair....I even made a jurlpower flair because I'm a nut job!!

I saw TJ's post because I have a site meter (making me a stalker) and was totally flattered.

See, jurls, just when I think I'm done I'm really just getting started. I hope each of you have this kind of divine jurl intervention when you think you can't start one more day with that ever growing to do list....

Sunshine said...

Just found your blog today, obviously in a divine intervention kind of way, so I could be one more stranger to say keep going. I found you through TJ, who I met today at a blog lunch.

I like your blog; it's an official favorite now. Don't stop.

Anonymous said...

Finding your blog was seriously the best thing about my birthday today. Seriously. I honestly and truly laughed out so much that my husband and kids think I'm nuts.

jurl said...

Sunshine- thanks so much! A blog lunch? Hope it was as fabulous as that sounds.

Anon- jurl, we have to think of some better way to celebrate your birthday then reading my crazy musings. But, I take it as a high compliment that you celebrated with me.

Holly Golightly said...

You must not stop-- I always liked you when I worked with you, but now I feel like I know you so much better through your near-daily crazy musings. I wish I'd gotten to know you better when I worked with you every day because you truly are hil-effing-arious, and you're also inspirational to the rest of us who struggle to find our way. Write on, Jurl.