Friday, January 23, 2009

I Blog, Therefore I Am

I'm going away this weekend. Flying. Away. By myself. (And if you need a translation, that means no toddler in tow.) A friend of ours is pregnant in Charlotte and I'm flying to her baby shower, which I helped plan. I'm very proud of the favors I'm flying down with, because, unlike a lot of you blogging women out there, I am not a crafty person. Actually, the word gives me the jitters. I'm twitching now. It's difficult to type.

But I wouldn't let that stop me.

I feel like it's important to reflect, now and again, on new developments that go on in my life that dramatically change how I live, what I do daily, what I think about, and with whom I interact. So, I solemnly dedicate this Friday to: BLOGGING IS SO FLIPPING GREAT day.

We get to chat. We get to rant. We get to disguise rants as raves. We get to disguise rants as cute stories with happy endings. We get to talk about our amazing kids. We get to rant again.

There are so many things yet for me to learn. Like, what the hell is "trackback" and why do people do it? Why do people put their email addresses like fingersandpaws[at]gmail[dot]com? Did they suddenly forget how to puncuate? Are they using a European keyboard? Am I the only one who doesn't understand this oddity?

I'm still relatively new to this [daily] blogging thing, and I'm lovin' it. That was not a product placement there. I realize some blog for the fame->readership->AdSense->Money. Some blog to keep up with each other or family. Some to promote a product, or another blog. Some because there is not a single household chore to do or meal to make (wait a minute.) I appreciate all of that.

I blog because, I just can't shut up. No... really. As melodramatic as it sounds (and it will, just wait,) it's adding to my overall life experience.

And.... truth? (Finally!) Yes, it's improving my writing. And I do hope it leads to something else which leads to something else and I follow the yellow brick road to publication.

As our pediatrician once said (discussing how to get a 3-mo old to sleep)..... "It's good to have goals."


Anonymous,  January 23, 2009 at 7:41 AM  

I am a happier saner person now that I blog. I might sell out someday and add ads, but I'm happy to do it for free.

Enjoy your weekend alone. I hope to have one soon myself.

buffalodick January 23, 2009 at 9:13 AM  

It does bring back writing skills, and it does expose you to many cultures, and different points of view. It also helps you realize, you don't have to meet someone in person to know them better.

High Heeled Mama January 23, 2009 at 12:48 PM  

Blogging is total therapy without the co-pay! :)

And the spelling out [at] and [dot]com has to do with automated spam thingies that will troll sites for email addresses to email their crap to. Using the words stumps them and it doesn't show up.

Or so my techie hubby explained it to me once! :)

Rachel Ann January 25, 2009 at 1:53 PM  

Thanks for stopping by on my SITS day last week...I feel so loved and just a bit overwhelmed with all the comments! Sorry it's taken me so long to respond back!

Nisha January 25, 2009 at 6:19 PM  

Being a friend of yours for the past 18 years, I can attest to the third to last paragraph : ) No, I am so proud of you. You're a great writer. Keep it up! xoxox



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