As I get ready to download (upload? I still don’t know the difference. Don’t tell Mike) pictures from our annual day at the county fair, I’m asking myself a question of the deep variety.
Have I had this blog too long? Do I have anything new to write about? Am I boring even myself with the same old-same old?
Sometimes I think I should just bag the whole thing and just put photos (yeah. put. that’s the way I like to say it) in an online album thingy and share them with friends and family. Forget the whole writing thing.
Well. I just had a little meeting with myself over this blog. It lasted two point two minutes. Not a lot of discussion but we came to a major decision on the future of the blog. I’m keeping it. It makes me happy, plain and simple.
Because I love it, I do I do. I’m my biggest fan (narcissistic much?) Sometimes I’m in the mood to write my heart on my sleeve (would that be a good tagline?) and sometimes I’m not. When I started blogging I read a lot about the subject: finding your audience, your voice, and your purpose. I had a lot to write about with the adoption and I felt like God was giving me a path here, one with a purpose for myself in addition to the added blessing of encouraging readers.
But really, my blog has changed. I’m writing about toddlerhood and homeschooling and less about adoption. Max is at the age where his adoption story is becoming more of a private thing, and I’m totally going to respect that.
The readers are few (that’s okay!) and I don’t give any thought to my “voice, audience, or purpose” much anymore. I’m just here to have fun doing what I like to do: Take pictures, share them, and write about how something made me laugh, think, or feel. Mostly what made me laugh. Because that’s all I can tap into these days. I do want to improve my writing KISS style (keep it simple, stupid. Mr. Hench, my 8th grade history teacher always told us that.) Blogging should be simple, right? But don’t call me Stupid.
That just made me laugh.
Sigh. Oh, dear. Maybe I should get out more often.
Speaking of which, here are some of my KISS writings about our latest outing. The County Fair. Complete with an annual showcase of the decorated toilets.
This why you come back, right?
Ha! Cash for Crappers, I love it. Very timely. We were all disappointed that it didn’t win First Place. Here’s the one that nabbed the coveted blue ribbon.
Faith and I were admiring all the commodes when we overhead someone talk about the prize money.
Money, did she say? Faith and I had no idea. The wheels are turning (water is swirling? no, no) in our head for a possible entry next year. Faith and I decorating a toilet in her backyard, can you imagine?
Now, that will be fun to blog about!