Under Pressure

As many of you know, on Friday I was featured on word press’ main page Freshly Pressed. I had an amazing response and a lot of new visitors to my blog. In the past three days, I received more than 5,000 hits, which is pretty incredible considering it took me five months before I reached that number of hits. It was quite a weekend and a truly surreal experience. Now I am faced with only one problem…

What to write about for my next post.

The pressure is unbelievable. I started having nightmares last night and have spent the entire morning brainstorming ideas… Should I feature a DIY project? Or a new recipe?  Should I write more about the Rockefeller Christmas Tree (it is standing now…)

 Or should I write about tonight’s highly anticipated Glee episode featuring Gwyneth Paltrow?

While all of these would make great blog posts, they didn’t feel “good enough.” I then got the idea to feature some of my fellow bloggers who commented on my post. However, more than 70 people commented over the weekend and I don’t think I have enough time to go through and write-up a summary about each of these wonderful blogs. Although, I am making a point to visit and comment on each of these blogs.

Then I decided that I would feature videos from You Tube that always make me smile.

(This is why I want kids)


(This is why I wish life was a musical)


(This is why no one fully understands Abby’s and my sense of humor)


(This is why I can’t wait to marry Matt!)


And while I hope that these videos brought a smile to your face, they still don’t feel like enough. Again, I am faced with the dilemma… how do I follow-up a post the received more than 5,000 hits?

This simple answer is, I don’t. I have come to the realization that I can’t change my blog just because a few more people happened to click-through to my site. If I did that, I would just be focusing on the big things because the little things would never seem good enough. The whole reason I started writing this blog was to keep a positive outlook on life. I can’t stop doing that because of the big things in my life. So while I am extremely excited to have been featured on freshly pressed and I spent the weekend approving comments and tracking my stats, my focus remains the same. I am continuing to focus on the little things in life.

Thank you word press for picking my blog and thank you readers and fellow bloggers for clicking through. I hope you continue to follow along, comment and spread PMA.

11 thoughts on “Under Pressure

  1. I pray and pray that next time I am in an airport T-Mobile will be filming!

    As much as we should appreciate the little things there is also an expression ‘don’t sweat the small stuff’, in this case you should heed the latter and just enjoy doing what you do. Cause it’s good :D


  2. the baby vid is brilliant. awesome. you don’t always have to better things, just keep doing what you’re doing. You’re obviously doing something right :)

    Thanks for the post. keep it up.

  3. Yes! The T-mobile video made your blog!!!! Also, Gwyneth is pushing high school dress code with that front slit skirt.

  4. The spoon/banana reminds of former Uncle Jeff’s favorite joke about the guy at the dinner table being handed fish, dips his hands into mayonnaise and begins to rub it into his hair, when his host looks at him in astonishment he seems to realize his mistake and shouts “Oh my God, I thought it was spinach!”

    Cute kids become teenagers, then leave you…I’m for birth control!

  5. This blog is so lovely. I LOVED the clip of the baby…I laughed soooo much!!! It’s just adorable.

    There’s a new T-mobile advert that has been aired here in the UK last month. It was filmed in Heathrow airport…and kind of makes me wish life was a musical!! How fun would that be?!
    Have a look and I hope you enjoy it!

    Lily xx

  6. Loved the baby video especially :) great! great! great!
    Understand the pressure after being FP; happened to me, too. And while flattering that people read my stuff, the reality is .. I write for me. Some will get it.. and some won’t and that’s ok – and most of it will never be seen anyways.
    Happy day to you … bye!

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