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Something about me...
Something about me...
Okay, so I've been blogging for a weekish now, and I notice something. I'm a MUCH better poster to other people's blogs than a creator of my own. Yeah. That pisses me off, too, cause I consider myself a creative person who is insightful, analytical, with a lot to say and a somewhat know-it-all attitude.
So what gives?
I wonder if it goes back to my very first blog post. I kinda consider these things dangerous windows into my soul and I can't remember if I've left the blinds open or not. Now I'm halfway to my appointment and I can't turn around to see if my stack of Penthouse Letters is in view. Should I go to the appointment or turn back and make sure my private life is all locked up nice and neat? Do I even give a flock of flying flukes if anyone knows I have those magazines or didn't do the dishes? I can't decide.
So my blogging is suffering. But I haven't run out of commentaries for others' blogs.
Hmmm. I do kinda like the fact that my comments are all spread out, infiltrating the entire AdultFriendFinder blog community in little dribs and drabs. But my ego likes seeing how many times my little written indulgences produce views and comments. I'm torn!
I guess I'm just gonna have to plug along and see what happens. Maybe I'll start thinking of life as one big blogging opportunity and see rants and pithy observations in everything from the little old man down the street obsessed with proper garbage collection to the firehydrant on the corner that's been knocked down for seven months.
Hell, that's all I can do, see what happens. Like I said, they're out of control, even for the blogger him/herself.
But here's another thing I know. Blogs will continue to fascinate me for a variety of reasons. For an analyst of my retentiveness level, it's just a plethora of data in the blog world. YAY! Not only do we get the content of the blog entries themselves, and the chronology, the links to other blogs, etc....but we get all sorts of strange statistics about them provided by the site (many of which I try to determine the mathematical formulas behind, with a success rate that probably proves the stats are meaningless anyway). Blogs are a never ending source of meaningless angles to work in my brain while I sit on hold with the water company for the umpteenth time this month.
So I'll keep plugging along, even if I bore the shit outta myself and the rest of you.
9/10/2005 6:44 pm
I had to drop in with my greetings, and to compliment you and your enjoyable writings!
I don't think I've stumbled across any of your commentaries while Blog Cruisin': given the nearly infinite number of paths available every time one logs in and pulls out of the garage, I don't suppose that's too surprising...
I, too, found some my best stuff was left trailing behind me, not unlike several errand squares of TP stuck to the heel, when leaving the lavatory!
The solution that has worked well for me, is to continue Cruisin', drop my little bread crumbs hither and yon... but before going on my merry way, copying my words (the ones that seem to have potential, anyway) down for further expansion on my Blog.
It seems to be the best of both worlds- I get my inspiration from what others have presented, I still get to interact and entertain across a broad spectrum, with the added benny that I have more grist for my mill. A good example is Trading My Package For A Vacation Package, which started off as a reply one Sunday afternoon, and finished a week or so later as a personal Blog post.
Hope some of this helped, I live to serve
A closing thought on one of your closing thoughts relates to a favorite Mark Twain quote, concerning statistics:
"Figger don't lie.
But Liars figger."
Been a while since they last let me out into polite society. Resurfacing, catching a breath, & catching up.
And while I got my Broad-Brimmed Pimping Hat on, could I cajole all of y'all to Comment on, Alone In A Cloud? It's probably the best thing that I've written!
9/19/2005 6:33 pm
"If you torture the data long enough, it'll say anything!" "There are lies, damn lies and statistics!" Anyone else know of any good geeky math sayings? (AdultFriendFinder Twain)|