From the kitchen I could hear my husband talking to a dinner guest in our family room, "Yeah, my wife has a blog. She's a good writer, but sometimes she writes about the most trivial and mundane things. Do you see that bowl of spaghetti sitting over there? She could write about it. I'm not even kidding, she could. I just dont' get it."
If I've told him once, I've told him a million times, "Logic has no place in the blogosphere!"
It's been over three years now and I don't think Paul will ever get it. He keeps his personal thoughts about spaghetti to himself. Unless, of course, we are discussing politics-I am always his sounding board for every single one of those thoughts. That man knows way too much about the critical state of our California economy. It's depressing. I think he needs his own blog to tell you the truth.
But, I digress.
My blog is more than a place to share the mundane or trivial, it has been a sweet sanctuary from the life of a busy mom. When I was elbows to eyeballs in Pine Sol and dirty laundry, reading a witty retort or a humorous post from another mom's trivial and mundane life had the magical power to set my heart to dancing. It was an encouragement-a beautiful thing.
After 689 blog posts, this very spot has been the place where I've cut my writing-teeth. A practice point to share my heart with all of you. Now, with my book being released in a few months, I'm learning I need a brand, a focus.
Well, I'm not sure if that is at all possible. I am too eclectic to write about one topic over and over and over again. To me that screams, "Boring!" Some days I want to write about my kids, other days I want to write about my faith in God or rant about lukewarm Christianity, still other days I want to write about why peanut butter is better than chocolate.
Yes, I said it. I went there.
So, tell me this, "Why do you blog?" How has this modern day world wide connection affected your day to day experiences?
It's hopeless. My husband will never get it. He just can't appreciate the finer points of blogging.
"Oh, and by the way darling, that bowl of spaghetti over there is a tangled web of tangy tomato heaven!"