This blog has always just been a place for me to throw out to the world the thoughts that are in my head. It’s basically been like a journal or a place to write really long Facebook statuses. When there’s something I want to remember, I throw it on the blog. When I need to talk out an issue and there’s no one to talk to, I throw it on the blog. So, it’s been for my own self-serving purposes. I figured I could write what I felt like writing whenever I wanted to and if some of my friends or family were bored, they could read it if they wanted.
But now, I’m starting to feel like WHO CARES?! I mean, before I never really thought about it like that. I figured if someone didn’t care what I had to say then they just wouldn’t read my blog. I’m practical like that. Through this 31-day writing challenge, though, I’m realizing that I don’t need to have a public online journal. If there are things I want to remember, then maybe I should just keep those posts private.
Sometimes my posts are to explain in great detail my reasons for my opinions or actions. I am terribly afraid of being misunderstood (which I pretty much always feel like I am but I figure so does the rest of the world) and I have lately come to realize that no matter how much I explain, if someone is listening with filters over their ears (and everyone is) then they are likely to hear something different than what I’m saying. I’m learning that I have to be willing to be misunderstood if I’m going to say or do anything.
I’m not sure where this is all going yet but I think I will have it straightened out by the end of the month. Right now, I’m just planning to create a blog which only has posts that meet a certain criteria. Here is the criteria (you tell me if you think of others I should include):
It must serve a purpose for those who read it. Within that category will be the subcategories of:
- Being entertaining. Something I think others will find humorous and that might help somebody have a chuckle.
- Being helpful. Meeting a known need by providing information including but not limited to links to resources.
*Disclaimer: I reserve the right to change my mind 47 times in five minutes about anything I ever say.
Love your face.