This weekend, while we were all gathered, our topics of conversations ranged from 70s style porn hair, weddings, babies and blogging.
My SIL Marie said she could never do the blog thing since she needs the actual person to person interaction and I have to agree, it’s not for everybody. Plus she does great in any type of social situations. Unlike me who smiles and nods but my face betrays my real feelings when I think someone is a moron. I would rather stick my hand in a meat grinder! Well, as long as it's a little one. (I think we've established I'm not a people person)
My other SIL Esmeralda pointed out that this was perfect for me cuz I’m not one to meet friends for lunch or make phone calls. She said “If she's not in the mood to blog, she just shuts off her computer and is done.” I gotta tell you that it surprised me a little how well she knows me! She is, after all, the new addition to the Córd Clan.
As I was thinking about the type of people we need to be to be bloggers, I realized something.
-------Blogging is hard.-------
Do you want me to tell you why?
If you don’t, you can just clicky away. You won’t hurt my feelings. [much]
Okay, here is what I think.
First you need to be okay with exposing yourself. [perverts!]
There are some bloggers that don’t post anything about their personal life and just pick things from the news, Movies/TV shows or books. I have to admit to admiring that because it shows they have a healthier imagination than I could ever dream of having. Even if we don't know much about them, we still have an idea as to their likes and dislikes because of what they write.
Other bloggers show their creativity by showing us unique pictures, drawings etc. They share things that are beautiful to them and hope to find somebody else out in cyberland who agrees with them.
Then you have some loony ones like me. We talk about our personal lives, giving out too much information and won’t shut up! ;o)
It’s hard to edit your thoughts in a manner that will not be offensive to the people you write about but still be able to express yourself freely. I hope I’m making sense here.
While I would not consciously wish to offend anybody, I still want to be able to say whatever I please without having to completely change who I am. I try to be honest about myself and think that, if any of you out there I don’t know personally, would meet me, you wouldn’t say “Wow, she seems so much taller on her blog!”
Whatever type of blogger you are, it’s still a challenge to come up with new ideas to post about. You try to make them interesting and humorous while at the same time thinking “well, it’s funny to me but not everybody has the same sense of ‘humor’”
Not everybody will care about the subject you choose but that's fine too, as long as they don’t know where you live and send you hate mail. (or worse, they can love you and want to wear your skin.)
As for me, I'm glad I made the decision back in May to start a blog. It all started cuz I wanted to post a comment on Lost Easter Eggs, then I wanted to say how upset I was that my season for TV shows was over. Ironically, now I barely watch TV because I've had a shift in priorities. You know: Husband, Family, Blogging, Food, Shoes, blah blah blah (not in that order)
Added bonus, I’ve met kooky people that I would love NOT to meet in person.
No offense but I like keeping the mystery in our relationship. If we were to meet in person and you disappointed me in anyway… if say for example you were actually nice to me, then I don’t know what I would do!
Anyway, I'm happy I blog. I'm happy you blog. Plus as a wise old old old old friend (old) of mine tells me "This is your corner of cyberspace" and yes it keeps me insane in cyber space which means somewhat sane in real life.On an interesting (to me) side note. We were also discussing the fact that I completely forgot to tell the hubba bubba that Nancy and I were going to see Wicked on Wednesday. He was pretty upset but Esmeralda then turned to him and said, "What do you mean you didn't know!? It's on her blog! Maybe you should read it!"
BWAHAHAHAHA! [me laughing hysterically]
Also, if you're wondering about the 70s porn hair reference at the beginning of this post, I was referring to Andy's hair. The tattle tell siblings had to tell my mom that I watch 70s porn! I prefer to call it "admiring The Classics" thank you very much!
Has anybody heard Fergie’s song "Clumsy"? I dislike her intensely but find myself obsessed with her songs! As I’m typing this I’m over here singing:
“ You got me trippin, stumbling, flippin, fumbling
Clumsy cuz I'm fallin in love
You got me slippin, tumbling, sinking, fumbling
Clumsy cuz I'm fallin in love
So in love with you”
What's up with that??!!
I am so not proud of myself!