So I'm currently baking what can be known as The Bread That Ate Texas™. It rose a bit more than expected during its second rising, and technically I should have put it into two loaf pans, but I was lazy. So now it's really, really large, and is going to look strange, but taste delicious.
But that's not really the point of this entry, you know. =)
I don't often talk about my truly personal life on this blog. You don't get to know when I'm very angry or I'm depressed or I'm feeling like utter crap. Perhaps I'd do that if this wasn't peripherally associated with running a business, but I don't feel like sharing that information with people on a daily basis.
Today, however, I was just having a bad day. One of those days where nothing really goes wrong, but all the little annoying things add up, and you end up sitting there and walloping madly on yourself. Or at least, that's the way I work; everyone is different in their own ways. So by the time my husband came home today, I was in a rotten mood. And the following conversation occurred (edited slightly for dramatic impact--and yes, I know I sound whiny).
Me: I'm depressed. I hate my life. The world sucks.
Husband: But you have a cat! Look at how cute Zoe is!
(Husband attempts to get hold of Zoe and wave her in my face. Zoe resists capture.)
Me: Everything is wrong! And my blog, no one reads my blog anymore!
Husband: What do you mean no one reads your blog?
Me: Well two weeks ago, Feedburner showed that 511 people visited in one day! And today, not as many people visited.
Husband: Honey, that's pretty good for a niche blog. I mean, you target agents and editors and authors, and you talk about publishing a lot.
Me: I've barely talked about real publishing stuff in the last three months. It's become a peripheral subject to the blog.
Me: Yes, really.
Husband: I don't read your blog. I'm always afraid that you're telling them about [subject A] or [subject B] or [subject C].
Me: No, god, why would I tell those things to a public audience?!
Husband: Maybe I should read your blog. What do you write about?
Me: Just regular stuff. Whatever I feel like, a lot of the time.
Husband: Well that means they're coming to read your blog because they like your writing, silly. How many people does Feedburner say read your blog?
Me: Well, it says that on average, 300 unique people visit each day, and there are 105 subscriptions to the feed, including Livejournal.
Husband: You're being an idiot. That means you have 300 friends!
Me: You really think so?
Husband: Yes! And I'll read it too, so that will mean you have 301 friends!
Sometimes, I feel very loved by you guys. It just takes someone to point it out to me. =)
*waves to the 301 friends*