Thursday, January 31, 2013

Blogging in a word... or several..

Alright folks!  It's Theme Thursday!  I like these.  Jenn from Something Clever 2.0 has asked that we write about "Blogging" and, oh how ironic, but by setting this writing goal, she has also relieved one of my biggest bloggy fears...  What the hell do I write about now? 


But on to blogging and what I think about it...  

Blogging is...
Release.  I can mentally vomit on "paper" instead of squeezing little necks.  This is good because I would totally be someone's bitch in prison.

Blogging is...
Connection. The fastest way to get to know someone.  Ever.  I know that bloggers only share what they want, but you can tell so much from their writing styles.  Moods and temperaments are made clear through a few key strokes.  (Heh.  I said "stroke".  Wait... that wasn't funny.)  Knowing that others can read you too is very ... freeing.  We are valued for our thoughts; not our shoes.  No one can judge you when they can't see the snot trails down your shirt on your underboob where you can't see them.  And then you walk around ALL FREAKING DAY like that and nobody says a damn thing!  Why didn't anyone tell me?  

Blogging is...
Community.  Mom Blogs, Fashion Blogs, Political Blogs, Pet Blogs, Travel Blogs, Poetry Blogs... the list is endless.  You can always find SOMEONE who gets their jollies the same way you do or someone who has gone through things that you are dealing with.

Blogging is...
Affirming.  You are not alone.  WE are not alone.  This is not abnormal.  I know how you feel.  It IS really hard.  You can do it!  Me too...

Blogging is...
Educational.  
"Help!  My child is possessed by the devil and I don't know what to do!"  
"Little Johnny only wants to eat boogers and Spongebob Mac 'n Cheese.  What do I do?" 
 "Does anyone know how to get poop out of a silk scarf?"
A bloggy friend will always have the answer.

Blogging is...
Humbling.  Yeek, oh gawd I need to work on effing spell check and my comma usage is abysmal.  Where my Chicago Manual of Style?  I really am not as funny as I think I am.... *sigh*

Blogging is...
Centering.  Who am I?  Really?  Oh hey, a record of my brain listed by month and tagged by insanity.  It's an encyclopedia of me.  Hmmmm.... maybe not a good idea....  :)

Blogging is the death of the small town mindset.  No one is weird.... or we are all weird.  "No Man is an island".  Truth and self-accountability abound (cause it's all in black and white... or white on black...).  I matter.  You matter.  We all matter.

Yeah, I like it.  I like it  a lot.

12 comments:

  1. Yes, yes, YES to everything you said!

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  2. For me the most appealing part is no one is weird, or we are all weird. Probably we are all weird, but it's kind of nice to have weird friends to enjoy the weirdness with.

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  3. Here from the blog hop.

    I couldn't agree more with this.

    I also read your breast feeding blog, and I loved it. I hate when stuff gets forced down my throat to think one way or another. Which makes me dislike the situation even more. Ha ha. I know what I am trying to say at least!

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  4. yes!!! I agree. I am enjoying my blogging journey and learning things all the time... and "meeting" new bloggers!
    I am your newest follower from the hop..pls follow back if you can.
    happy weekend!

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  5. I agree with you :)

    I'd like to invite you to stop by our weekly Meet & Greet Blog Hop! It runs Friday night to the end of Monday, come link up if you have some time this weekend! :)

    http://createdbylaurie.blogspot.com/2013/02/meet-greet-blog-hop-weekend-12.html

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  6. bloggers rock!, giggle. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo P.S. the new giveaway started yesterday :-)

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  7. what a great summary of what blogging can be to all of us! I love the island metaphor - I feel the same way. :-)

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