18 October 2009

to blog, or not to blog?

Sometimes I think personal blogging is brilliant, useful and entertaining.

Other times I decide that the whole idea of keeping a personal blog is weird, almost narcissistic, and so 2007.

In the beginning I loved that blogging gave me a way to keep up with so many friends, and to quickly and easily share info about the life and times of me. It was nice to feel connected, with minimal effort.

Then blogging inadvertently became a primary means of communication with people that I used to actually talk to, on the phone or by e-mail, or even in person. (Sad.) Yes, I could still call you, but what would we talk about? Not only do I already know every detail of last week's trip to your parents' cabin, but I also know which park you took your kids to this morning, and what you ordered at dinner last night.

So, blogging. I'm back and forth. Mostly back.

But today, I miss it.

I want to write something trite, and send it out into the world! I want someone to comment on it! I want to post a picture of myself looking cute and autumny in my black suede boots! I want you to tell me how cute they are! On the picture thing, I think I can refrain. But not so much, I'm afraid, on the writing something trite. So go ahead. Read it. Validate me. Pretty please.

And then later, if you don't mind, I should probably just call you.


Lisa Christine said...

I think your black suede boots are adorable on you, though I haven't seen them. Nice to know you are still out there.

Anonymous said...

Black suede boots. Sounds hot.

Catlin said...

I remember you wanting some nice boots about this time last year... glad you got some! I hope fall in Kansas is lovely!

Crystal said...

I like that you blog, even though it is sporatic. (Is it just me or do you always think of Clueless every time you use that word?)

And yeah, black suede boots. You can't go wrong there.

jen said...

I know what you mean. Lately I want to write. But then I think, what's the point.


I want some boots. This whole fall thing is something I've not experienced in a few years.

TPlayer said...

Wow...two friends with the same thoughts today.. http://larriecampbell.wordpress.com/2009/10/19/why-i-blog/

Holly and Chase said...

I posted a blog about what I had for dinner last night - in your honor :-)

Heidi said...

I've been thinking similar thoughts about the blogging world. Every last one of my posts is trite, and I think who is actually reading this besides me? But, still I prevail. :) I'm with you on the calling - I need to do that more! It was so fun to chat with you the other day! So thanks for calling. And, thanks for the post. I still enjoy your wit. :)

Breona said...

Wit is right. You're funny! Blogging and reading blogs brings a sense of motivation. Makes you want to travel, cook, look at certain things a bit differently. Sure there are times when it seems competitive, or narcissistic....but life is worth celebrating and sharing! That's what I'm saying today anyways. Miss seeing you...in pics. I'm sure the boots are super. Haha