It is that time again, Boring Posts for Saturday. It started as a joke, but it became my strength. Being boring on Saturday is what I do. If you have one, leave a comment so that we can find yours.
I was thinking about the blog (when do I not?) lately and I reflected that when I first stepped up to the plate (keyboard) and logged in I was like that inexperienced speaker at the mike. Is this thing on? Can you hear me? I was self conscious on the one hand and scared on the other that anybody in the world could read what I wrote.
But after a few months it became apparent that nobody to speak of was reading what I wrote anywhere in the world. A few accidental hits, that was it. In June 2008 almost six months after I began the blog I had 6 hits in the entire month. Six. The entire month. But, I wasn't discouraged. I kind of enjoyed the space just to be me. And it wasn't that I didn't try. I commented on some of my favorite blogs like Pioneer Woman and Big Mama and Boo Mama. I liked blogs that posted every day. It was pretty safe to comment on those big time blogs because they didn't have the time of day for me.
I tried to work within my blogging principles--be nice, post a least once a day, be nice, and try to be nice. I found that being nice was not always easy, but I haven't abandoned it. It is still a principle I believe in, even if I haven't always been able to achieve it. But the posting every day part became a snap once I could schedule posts.
I consider my blog to be my little magazine. It has a variety of features, some of which everyone may not like. I try to keep some humor in on some days, a bit of faith building, for myself, if no one else needs it, and just telling my story in a disjointed and haphazard way. Somewhere in all this is the story of my life, past present and future.
I especially like that now I confidently step up to the keyboard and instinctively know, this is a Boring Post for Saturday. No longer do I ask, "Can you hear me now?" Because if I forget myself and just let it fly and a few of you will call me to task and laugh with (at?) me just to help me keep it real.
If you have a Boring Post, leave a comment and I will come around later. If you have thoughts about this post, let it fly.