Monday, February 09, 2009

A post about blogging

When I first started blogging I was told that you never blog about blogging. Has that rule changed yet? Not sure but if I'm breaking it in this post, so be it.

I would like to start posting more but:

1. I always over analyze what I should or want to post about. I get locked up.

2. Time seems shorter than its ever been.

3. Work has been good but very stressful over the last year and I am short on mental energy as a result.

4. I have a story to tell but recently it has occurred to me that over the last two years I have shut down much of my willingness to share anything about me with anyone. This really, really bothers me. Really. This is more than a blogging issue but you can see it explains why I don't post much.

I need some inspiration. What shall I post about to get started again?


Carla said...
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Anonymous said...

Hi Pat,

You don't know me, but I feel like I know a little about you. I used to live in Hudson and go to FCC, so I feel vicariously connected and "related" to everyone who goes there. I can imagine being in church there and seeing all of the people whose blogs I read (I got started through Erin DD's blog, haikulady. Erin and my daughter were friends when we lived in Hudson and my husband and I were were friends with the Dufferts).

I just wanted to encourage you in your blogging. I really related to your thought about your willingness to share about yourself. I feel that way too. Mostly for me it seems to be related to it just takes too much energy to get to a more than superficial level of human interaction anymore. I don't know if I am more selective in that process, or if indeed the process has changed somehow. A blog seems like a great way to start, and perhaps it could be a stepping stone to other goals you might set for yourself.

Thanks for letting me ramble,
Carole Weitner

Pat Stream said...

Thanks Carole! I plan on keeping on.