My friend Lindsey said that she had been contemplating starting her own blog, but in her overly-articulated world she was afraid she would have "no more words." I laughed because I thought to myself, "There is NO WAY I could run out of words to say!"
And yet, I have found myself--only a few weeks in--with "no more words." Actually, I have plenty of words in my head (and voices, too, but that's for another post) but for some reason I just can't seem to get them down. I come up with all kinds of topics while I'm driving in my car, taking a shower, talking with friends, etc. But then once it's time to actually write them down, all of my witty comments have escaped me.
You see, this blog kinda frightens me. If you know me, you know I am rather opinionated and I certainly don't mind sharing my opinion. However, I am a firm believer in the 'ol saying "It's not what you say, it's how you say it." When I am voicing my opinion I tend to pepper my words with laughter and smiles (or at least I try to most of the time) and the other person can easily see that I am not combative or rude. You can certainly make your point, stand your grounds, and express an opinion without hurting or offending others. But when it comes to writing an opinion down and putting it out there for the world to see (like on Facebook or a blog) it can easily be taken the wrong way. Especially if the person reading it doesn't really know me or understand words like irony, sarcasm, and wit. Truth is, I can be kinda blunt sometimes and some folks just don't know quite how to take me. So that is my dilemna: Do I just wait until I have something interesting to post or do I post often with my thoughts and opinions? I surely don't want to alienate my followers (all 3 of you!) or piss anybody off, but what fun is a blog if I can unleash all of thoughts into the wild?
I'm also afraid that no one will ever read the damn thing! Having a blog with 5 followers is like baking a beautiful cake and then no one shows up for the party--you've spent so much time creating this cake with no one to help eat it or share in its gloriousness.