I’ve been trying to figure out why I keep on blogging, even though I have absolutely nothing interesting to say. I live a very settled down life. Some may say it’s boring. I say it’s the sweetest thing. Yes, we are lesbians and yes we have a son, but I don’t think that’s really anything that should be so interesting to the outside world.
I’ve been finding myself grasping for topics* to post about. Things about our life you might actually want to read – and I have come up with nothing. I guess I am in the middle of the November blues. I’m not depressed, but I just can’t think of any reason to come on here and type.
I read a blog recently where the blogger wrote that she hates blogs that don’t show you a picture, go on and on about nothing, etc, and I thought, “well, there’s my blog in a nutshell!” It kind of upset me because I think she may not realize that some people do not show their faces or their kids faces because they want to respect their family’s privacy. Am I some big time Hollywood actor or famous person? No. My wife is a very private person. She does not want her picture here. I respect that. I am employed at a job I absolutely love and cannot fathom losing that. Who’s to say someone I know might not stumble upon this place?
I have gone back and forth about showing my picture (in a PW protected post of course), simply because I think I sort of owe it to you for sticking around through all the mundane stuff. Maybe someday I will, but I can’t say if that day will be tomorrow or 10 months from now or never.
One of the things I like about blogging is the anonymity. I can come here and say whatever I want, and you don’t have a clue who I am, so it makes it easy to say what I feel. I don’t feel ashamed or embarrassed because I don’t know you in real life. I can be freer. I have read blogs where the person writing is holding a lot back because of who reads it. I never wanted that for my blog.
I think the person writing that blog called herself a “blog snob” or something to that effect. After thinking about it for a little while, I have to agree, she is a blog snob. And that sort of stinks because I did enjoy reading her blog before, and now I am not so much inclined to visit there.
I read all different kinds of blogs, some with a lot of anonymity, some with none. I enjoy all of them equally. I will read all about anyone’s life because I find people interesting, not because I can see their faces.(Although I admit I do like to put a face to the blog).
I guess I am just searching right now. I go through stages. We’ll see where this one takes me.
If you show your picture on your blog, did you have any reservations about it? Why did you decide to do it/not do it? Was it a debate, or something you didn’t even think about? If you did it, did you regret it?
Now a weird question – what do you think I look like? Having read my blog for a while, what picture comes to mind?
*I haven’t forgotten about your questions A! I am just in a bit of a slump.