Sunday, September 7, 2008

A Blog About Nothing

So its 11:30 p.m. on Sunday and I'm just now washing school clothes for the upcoming week. But thanks to my lengthy afternoon nap, I wasn't planning on going to bed any time soon anyway. Since I have two loads left to go, I thought I'd spend a little time blogging because I check my blog roll daily, and you people do not post nearly often enough. However, instead of sending you snide remarks about the frequency of your posts, I decided not to be a hypocrite.
When I first began telling people I had a blog (I kept it secret for about 3 months because I'm insecure like that) one person said, "Oh really? What is your blog about?" (Please imagine a snooty, upturned nose and fake British accent. I don't think that's what she intended, but that's how it plays in my memory) Evidently this is why I'd been keeping it secret. I didn't know a blog was supposed to have a "theme". I thought it was merely a form of self-expression, an online diary of sorts and had therefore adopted the Seinfeld approach of "a [blog] about nothing". So this comment made me self-conscious and I hoped I would not be kicked off Blogger once the blog patrol found out I was merely taking up cyberspace. Joel reads about a bajillion different blogs of pastors, businessmen, writers, and other cool, trendy guys who all have a theme or purpose. One friend devoted her blog to chronicling her homeschooling adventures. Another person I know bakes something new everyday and posts recipes. I follow a lady who makes really cool jewelry and blogs about it. Another couple has committed a year to volunteer at an orphanage in Peru. Other people use their blogs to stay connected to family and friends who live far away by posting updates on their children. Unfortunately, there is not one single area of my life that is interesting enough to merit its own blog. I am not smart enough, disciplined enough or talented enough to say "Because I am an expert at XYZ, I'm going to start a blog to encourage all the other XYZers out there." However, maybe that's the thing that makes my blog unique...that there's nothing unique about it except for me. If there's one thing I'm an expert at, its being myself, especially since there's only one of me. However, this brings the question, who really cares? So while I don't aspire to become the next BooMama, hopefully the few of you who read my blog will enjoy it from time to time and get a little chuckle now and then. I guess I do this mainly for my own entertainment. Its cheap therapy, and because I never know exactly who's reading, it helps me keep my emotions in check. I always try to refrain from posting things that could affect any future political aspirations I might have :) (Hey, I wear lipstick too, Sarah!) All I know is I enjoy doing it, so hopefully the blog patrol will continue to allow a blog about nothing.


Kimberly said...

Awesome. My thoughts exactly! I certainly don't have a theme. I am also trying to get better about posting. :)

Sturgmom said...

I agree! I totally love blogging just because. And I love BooMama's blog. Hysterical! And I love your new layout! I'm just full of love tonight. And caffeine. Full of caffeine and love.