Wednesday, May 18, 2011
"TO BLOG OR NOT TO BLOG?"
The world of blogging is interesting. It seems that these days, everyone has a blog. Many use their blogs as a sort of on-line journal, chronicling their lives and the activities of their families. Others have craft blogs, cooking blogs, home-schooling blogs, self-help blogs. In fact, I think you could a find a blog for almost anything with Google's help. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy looking at blogs as much as the next person. Blog-watching has a bit of a voyueristic quality for me. Sort of like taking a walk on a summer evening and glancing in people's open windows as you pass by (a practice my husband finds rather disturbing). I myself jumped on the blog bandwagon a several years ago. It was fun for a while, but I got weary and during a particularly challenging time in my life, decided to give it up for a while. I switched to facebook and decided it was much easier. It has been two years since I last blogged and after polling my facebook friends, I have decided to take it up again. However, I want my blog to be more than just a journal. I want to share my thoughts, opinions and ideas. I want my blog to be worthwhile. Lofty goals? Yes, but I'll give it a try. I will probably still post about my grandchildren, vacations, or parties I've given. I will probably regress to my fluffier side from time to time. But I'm really going to try to dig deeper and come up with some posts that show more of what is inside.
Once after giving a speech at my church on teaching children, a woman told me that she had no idea that I had such deep, spiritual thoughts. She was surprised at the content of the message I had shared and said she looked at me in a completely different way. No longer would I just be the fun-loving, laughing party-girl whose shoes always matched my bag (although I have learned from What Not to Wear that this is a no-no). I admit, it is often hard for me to share the deeper, more intimate side of my personality. I do not wear my spiritual side on my sleeve. But perhaps I have given the wrong impression more often than not. So, I will try harder to discuss deep, important issues and ideas. To share my personal feelings. Wish me luck - and good luck to those of you who choose to read!