Thursday, October 26, 2006

The truth...and other news...

So it has officially been a month since I stopped blogging. And I still have no idea if I want to make this a permanent end or what. I've been so busy that I haven't had much time to think about it in general. I'm still totally undecided. Which, if you know me, is not a normal state of affairs. I'm usually a decisive individual....

While I was toiling over the decision one day at work (to blog, not to blog...) I came across this:

National Blog Posting Month. It's an interesting idea. Basically the idea is to post every single day for all of November. The exact opposite of what I did for October. I think it's brilliant - go from one extreme to the other. Maybe by posting every day I'll find I do have something interesting to say. Or, maybe it will convince me that I am done with this blog....either way, it will make for an interesting month. So...come see me November 1st. And every day after that...

Oh, and I thought I should tell you all of the reasons I felt I had to let go of the blog for a month:
  1. I really did feel tired of saying the same old crap, always talking about myself. It felt like I was whining most of the time.
  2. I was getting a mean comment every other day or so. And I mean, really rude comments (why, oh why, would you go to someone's personal blog and leave a mean comment? I will never understand). Part of me wanted to brush them off (there is no WAY this is the worst blog ever). But I realize that I already have a sort of "crusty outer shell" and the more I brush this stuff off, the "tougher" and more guarded I'll get. And I really don't want to be any crustier. So I had to let myself feel hurt by every single comment. And it just got to be a bit much - I was feeling bad about the blog and myself every other day. NOT FUN. So...if in November I start getting assy comments again, I'll probably turn comments off altogether. I love to hear from those of you who say funny, interesting things...but I won't do that at the expense of my feelings.
  3. Finally...I've been crazy busy this quarter. And now I've just added to that. But...there are only a few weeks left.
It should be interesting....see you next Wednesday.