Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Sublime--with Blogger

If you plan to write a compelling blog, you should live a compelling life.  Though, I'd venture to say that people living compelling lives probably don't have time to sit down and blog about it.

Clearly, I don't have a compelling life, because I do have a blog.  A sad, little, floundering blog that rarely gets comments from people even though they look at a myriad of posts on a regular basis.  But, I'm counting it something that people even look. 

It's something because I don't have a better term to identify it when I'm not sure if it's a good thing or a strange thing.  (Or both?  Could it be both?) 

On one hand, it's pretty flattering to think that someone, somewhere reads what I have to say.  (Granted, that person may read the first line and then skip to a more interesting blog...like, say, Young House Love.)  But it's humbling, too.  And a little scary.  I'm not ashamed of the things I've said, but this--these words--they're me.  And since they're mine, I obsess constantly to hear some feedback occasionally like knowing how others respond.

I can't promise that things will get all lighthearted and fuzzy around here soon.  My mom and brother are fond of saying that they need stability in one area of life (church, work, home) in order to find peace...unfortunately, this isn't a time of stability.  But promise me that you'll keep reading?  That you'll give a little feedback every now and again?  That you'll straight up lie to my face so we can be friends (like ganstas and hoes)?  Kidding on that last one.  Unless I post pictures and you feel the need to comment on my hips.  Be kind, people.  Be kind.

Especially when you figure out that the upside of my day may be this space on the interwebs.  My apologies to Sublime, but bloggin'--it's what I got.  Remember that.

8 comments:

Armanda said...

Well if it helps I look forward to reading your posts even if I don't always comment. I miss you when you don't post. I usually don't comment because I don't have anything worthwhile to say not because I don't like hearing what's going on in your life! :)

Ms. Mathemagician said...

Thanks for being one of my best hoes. :)

Sarah said...

I'm always reading....forgive me for not commenting much...ok, ok hardly ever! But I, like Armanda like to know what you are up to as well. Being that my life is beyond crazy..oh wait that's me that's going crazy. I don't feel I can write well so leaving a comment would only makes things worse. I did read your post about church and it saddens me. But knowing you, I know you will be great and the next church will be super lucky to have you!

Big Bro said...

How else do I get my taste of So Ill in No Oh?

Amber said...

I read too... I feel like we're all coming out of some secret viewing closet. I want to thank you for not faking "lighthearted and fuzzy". You're always honest. It's what I like about your writing, and it's what I like about you as a friend.

Julie Lewis said...

I receive your posts through my email and so I only respond in my mind....unless I laugh out loud! Seriously, I love reading your posts!!

Kerry said...

I love reading your blog. You make me smile!!

Bev said...

Crystal, I do read and appreciate your posts. It has helped me get to know you better and caused my prayer life to be a little better. You write well! Bev