Thank you Stacie for re-pinning this quote:
Here’s to the crazy ones.
The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers.
The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently.
They’re not fond of rules.
And they have no respect for the status quo.
You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them,
disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them.
Because they change things.
They invent. They imagine.
They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire.
They push the human race forward.
Maybe they have to be crazy.
How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art?
Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written?
Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?
While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius
Thank God for Dave! And thank you for reading. This is a very self-indulgent post.
Davy and I talk all the time. I swear my thoughts change according to my hormone levels. And Dave, well, he just goes with my flow [wink wink]. Currently, I am mid cycle. Call me impatient, selfish or CRAZY, but I just don’t get this blog thing anymore and fighting for a space here is a lot of work, isn’t it? My sister Brenda keeps telling me to hold my breath and see where I am at in six months. Six months is almost here and I am still not sure.
See, since I left blogging (late 2006) I see blogs; blogs I love, now rarely updated or abandoned like a broken-down, nuclear-bomb-dust-covered, post-apocalyptic building. These are blogs I love — blogs I still want to read so I do. I see their slow death and wonder if that is where I am headed.
Then there is this whole new world, a world where there are SO MANY blogs, Twitterfeeds, Pinterest Pins, Instagram Posts and diverse BLOGS written by a gazillion different authors. To be back in the game, I have to compete with all of this (yes, I said, compete). I wonder (and wonder if you feel the same) if my time, effort, focus, telling you my son’s near-death stories, writing about my crazy family, talking about my conflicting religious views, commenting on other blogs, linking to blogs, Pinning my Pins, Tweeting my Tweets, replying to other people’s Tweets, setting up business meetings, emailing Blog Organizations, well, I wonder if this effort really makes a difference, at least makes a difference anymore? In August, 2006, I could. Can I a make a career out of blogging (September 2012)? And do I have to step in that gray-truth-adjusted-and-embellished area to climb to the top?
So I ask you, does your effort make a difference?
My answer to this question (sort of): I hoped I could use my BLOG as a vehicle for employment. See, I thought that if people like what they read here, maybe they would pay me to say it somewhere else, or at least employ me to market someone else, (my former career was a Marketing Manager and I was really good at Marketing things). Maybe I should write a book. How about I write a Post Apocalyptic Vampire Nymph novel? Would you buy it?
What I see and what I have talked to Dave about is the fact that long ago I did have my Blog Ball rolling (Thanks to the LOVE and LINK share of Many). I did have an opportunity and was given more opportunities. It was pretty amazing and I just didn’t get it. Because I was comparing myself to others, I was blind to the gifts I was given. And then because I walked away, I threw my gifts away, so-to-speak. Honestly, I just didn’t have the stomach for the competitive, mean-girl behavior.
It is weird. In a lot of ways I am much happier NOT BLOGGING. I do present and in the moment really well now. I mom really well too. I do laundry really well. I am fantastic at loading a dishwasher. I clean toilets better than most. I travel extremely well. I drive the boys to school really well and make sure they are always doing something active. My mom hugs aren’t so bad either. I am good. Ask Dave, I am even good at the wife things. I am actually a woman who really LIKES SEX! Come on, who could ask for more?
Only thing is that when I am offline, I kind of lose me. What BLOGGING does is completely allow me to do something for myself and is also something that I LOVE to do (writing).
Now what to do about my blog?