Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Dipping my toes back in??

I've been contemplating the idea of blogging again. I love to write, and there is so much to write about. So it makes sense, huh? But there's a dark side of blogging... which is a certain vulnerability that comes with putting yourself out there on the interwebs. A vulnerability that means you can see me but I can't see you. You know what I'm thinking- but I don't know how you take it, if your eyes narrow or if your mouth curls up, or if you shout to your husband/wife in the other room... "Hey, listen to this!" And I don't like feeling vulnerable (I mean, who does, right?!). I like the solitude and peacefulness of my quiet little corner of the world, with no prying eyes or judging hearts. Yet I'm too INFP to leave well enough alone and write only about the fluffy goings-on of life.

So why am I here? Well, as I stated above, I do love to write. I feel like I'm decent at it. Several people in the last few months have told me they miss my posts. And call me a narcissist, but I like that. I like thinking that maybe I've caused someone to think about a particular topic in a new way (a better way? Ha!)  and even if you don't agree that you've enjoyed my ramblings-on enough to tell me so.

So here's what I'm asking in return from you, reader. Share your thoughts (but please do so respectfully!). If you like my post, I would love to know. <3 And when you read, try your hardest to assign positive intent to my words. I promise that I rarely address a topic with a judgmental or bitter spirit, or without careful consideration of the words I am using. My intention in writing is not to make any reader feel guilty or attacked, but rather to make you think. That's never a bad thing, right?

So anyway, stay tuned. I'm in the process of updating and renewing this space and will attempt to post at least weekly. I doubt I'll post as much about the children and our every day lives as I used to, or post many pictures, since that's really what facebook is for (not that I've spent much time over there recently, either!). I hope that you will enjoy this blog, and that I will see you back here soon!


Anonymous said...

looking forward to future posts! :c)

Jason and Lisa Jones said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this. You put into words what I feel about blogging. How people know what is going on with me but I don't with them. I found myself frustrated a few times with family members and realized you just hit it right on. Thanks for posting. I appreciated what you said a lot. :)

Melanie said...

I'm so glad you might be making a come back. I look forward to reading and sharing!

Grandma Jean said...

Writing is a great form of therepy for me. I really don't like others reading my thoughts because I don't want to be judged. I'm glad your skin is thicker than mine and you allow us into your life this way. I really enjoy getting to know you even better!