|And no I am NOT insinuating you are all monkeys...LOL.|
We all do it for one reason or another. We either want a release from the insanity of our life (kids, vomit, picky-eaters, toilet floods...) OR we blog because we love to write. We might even love the instant connection we have with others. I think most people blog to escape reality. I mean really, when we are being HONEST with ourselves, blogging is a way out of the daily drudgery sometimes.
I like my life. Honest. There a few things I'd change. But for the most part I'm happy with the life I am leading now. I am happy with the road my blog has taken. If you would have told me a year ago that I might get 100 comments on a single post, I probably wouldn't have believed you. *Okay, so the post was a giveaway post with multiple entries...LOL. Hey, it still counts, Right?*
Anyblogpost, I blog to get my writing exposed. I blog to connect with other women and men. (Yes, I know there a few men out there that read my blog...I know you are out there.) I'd like to get noticed one day by NBC or ABC but if I never appear on Good Morning America because of my blog OR the Today Show, I'll be all right. I have made some excellent friends through blogging. Friends that I may not have ever known if I didn't give blogging a chance. I'm glad I did.
Blogging is a release of stress in my brain. When I click publish on any given post, all my insides feel tingly. When I get a comment on any given post, I get tingly some more. My adrenalin sores. The connection is there right away. People like me for the most part. They WANT to hear what I am going to say.
I've made some mistakes in blogging before. I've commented so many times my fingers hurt. I've tried to make a name for myself. I've followed AND unfollowed people. But overall, I can honestly say I've never blatantly been hateful or spiteful on anyone's blog. That's just wrong. If you don't like a particular person in the blog world, just click off their page. Don't visit them anymore. Nobody likes mean people. People want to be loved and accepted everywhere including blogland.
I've been bullied before in middle school. I was so afraid of one of my former friends I hid from her in school for three weeks. Why was I hiding from her? Because she said she was gonna kick my butt if I dated a certain guy she liked. I couldn't help it. HE liked me. HE called me. HE initiated the whole liking thing.
Bullies are no fun. MY daughter is in middle school now. If ANYONE ever tells my daughter they are gonna kick her butt or beat her up, you can bet anything, I'll be up to the school faster then you can say, "Free money!" Bullying has got to stop in the REAL world. It's crap. Life is hard enough as it is without throwing bullies into the picture.
We should all be able to get along and play nice.
Isn't that what kindergarten taught us?
Who has read Robert Fulgrum's All I really learned I learned in kindergarten? I have.
Here are a few of my favorite quotes from Robert Fulgrum:
- All I really need to know... I learned in kindergarten.
- And it is still true, no matter how old you are, when you go out into the world it is best to hold hands and stick together.
- Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.
- Clean up your own mess.
- Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
- I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.
Thank YOU for hanging with me each and every day I post something.
I won't let you down.
I've got your back.