Merry Fucking Christmas [Parental Advisory- Language that may be offensive to some.]- Blogmas 12

Okay, so my Blogmas post today is a rant.

I’ve been posting my Blogmas entries to a lot of different blogger sites that do retweeting. You see, I’m hoping maybe, just maybe, I could make a go with this writing thing. Seeing as how I’m very soon to be without a paycheque, I need to find another source of income. (Just a heads up, this post is going to be all over the place!) You see I’ve been on sick leave from my regular job of teaching because “I’m fucked up in the head,” right. Funny side story- when I wrote “I’m fucked up in the head” right, I was thinking of the lyric to the Limp Bizkit song, “Nookie” and for years I’ve been singing along to that song with “I’m fucked up in the head, right” but in looking up the lyric to give credit where it’s due, I discovered the lyric is actually, “fucked up in the head, not.” Huh.

Well, there’s no “not” in being fucked up for me- I have Conversion Disorder, Somatic Symptom Disorder and ADHD. And now, to top it all off, my paid sick leave is about to run out and because teachers get paid for the 195 days in the school year (September to June) and they start our pay year as of August 1, I have been overpaid.

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Image from Amazon. They are not paying me to feature this product, but hey, Amazon, feel free!

Which means when my paid days run out, I have to pay back $1000. I get it, I owe it. I’m not saying I don’t, but it’s stressful knowing I have to come up with that money somehow when I’m about to go on Long-term disability benefits and that’s ONLY if I’m approved! So yeah, Merry Fucking Christmas! Thank you, brain chemicals, neurotransmitters and brain wiring stuff! (I warned you, this would be a rant.)

 

Okay, so back to Blogmas and how I’ve been retweeting my blogs and all of that. So as I’m going onto these Blogging Twitter Groups, I’m also reading blogs that have been posted. And I am getting so sick of Blogmas!!! Blech-mas more like. (Maybe I’m just bitter because I’m about to have Broke-mas.) Every post is pretty similar. “Great gift ideas under $20” and a list of products that can be bought online, for example. I can’t help but wonder, did these bloggers even try out these products? If I have to look at one more Blogmas about make-up, hair, decorations and gifts and where to buy them, I’m going to stab someone in the throat, anyone, whoever is closest (probably my husband or his grandfather!)* My goodness! I don’t mean to be grinchy (that’s right, I turned Grinch into an adjective) but I’m starting to get sick of Blogmas!

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See sources at the end of this post for the blog site this photo came from. The Blogger, Laura, had a very cool idea of writing a comment on other people’s blogs for Blogmas.

The blogs I enjoy the most are the ones that come from an authentic place. The writers are “keeping it real.” Now that said, and I imagine a lot of these bloggers who are writing about all these wonderful products, are probably getting paid by companies. I’m not going to lie: I would do it to if it meant money in my pocket. Shout out: “Hey Companies, pick me! I will write wonderful things about your crappy products because I am about to be poor!” Well, poorer. Not that I’m poor poor, I’m just terrible at managing money.

Anyway, my next few Blogmases are going to be a lot less Christmas-y because I don’t want to stab anyone.** And I think I’ll even skip the retweeting on those Blog Retweet sites so I don’t have to see them. I just need a Blogmas break for a few days. Thanks for reading my rant and sorry if I offended anyone.

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All I can scratch together is two Canadian nickels. [photo is my own]
P.S. Can you spare a dime?

*I won’t really stab anyone in the throat. I have conversion disorder, remember, so instead I’ll keep my anger and negative emotions in, and then have facial twitches, contortions and seizure-like shaking.

**Again, I must reiterate: I’m not really going to stab anyone. I’ll just twitch, contort, and shake like Linda Blair in The Exorcist (original 1973 version) minus the head spin.

Sources:

Laura. Blogmas, Well, Sort of Pic. “Blogmas 2016.” Constantly Curious. <\http://constantlycurious.co.uk/2016/12/blogmas-2016/> December 9, 2017.

Merry Fucking Christmas Bauble. Amazon. <https://www.amazon.co.uk/Santa-Balls-Fucking-Christmas-Bauble/dp/B00G450LBI> December 9, 2017.

4 thoughts on “Merry Fucking Christmas [Parental Advisory- Language that may be offensive to some.]- Blogmas 12

  1. Number One: Don’t apologize for ranting. That’s sometimes what this whole blog thing is about!

    Number Two: Don’t be mad, but tomorrow my blog post is totally a review of a product. LOL. To be fair, though, it’s a journal created by a friend of mine and it’s something I actually bought and started using. Also, the only compensation I’ll get for it is if someone clicks on one of my affiliate links and actually buys something. My friend didn’t even know I wrote the post!

    I understand your irritation at some of the blog groups. I had to remove myself from several a while back because I couldn’t take the 19 year olds writing about lipstick all the time. The worst is when the 19 year olds start following you and when you follow them back, they unfollow you! Twitter can be a real trip sometimes.

    I’m sorry about your job situation. I’m going to be losing my job in about a year or so and am also hoping to turn writing into something more than a hobby! My husband and son both suffer from ADHD and my son has learning disabilities. Depression runs through my family, though I don’t have it myself. I’ve had a front row seat to how difficult it can all be. I’m sorry things are crappy right now. Don’t put pressure on yourself to do the Blogmas thing. Hang in there and keep writing! But only at your own pace. 🙂

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    1. Don’t worry about the ad thing! If it meant money, I would sell out in a heartbeat. But yes, it is the “lipstick” blogs that get me. My BFF the Blog Broad writes posts for a business too. I was so worried someone would take my ranting about the blogmas product reviews the wrong way. I’m so sorry if I made anyone feel judged. Would never mean to do that! Thanks you for your kind words of encouragement. Life is like a rollercoaster, has it’s ups and downs and when you get down, you can only go up! 🙂

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