Friday, December 16, 2005

Bonding through Blogging

Bonding through Blogging

I complain too much in my blogs. I know I can be critical when I blog because the other day my friend Jenn gave me an invitation to a bath and body party she was hosting and the first thing she said when she handed the invite to me was: “Please don’t blog about me but I’m inviting you to this party.” I feel terrible that she would think I would blog negatively about her. I need to work on that reputation I’ve created.

Some of (what I thought) were some of my best blogs, Food Snob, elicited hardly any feedback, while some that I thought were not so great, Razor Blades and Cyanide, elicited the most responses. So apparently I have no idea what inquiring minds want to know. Too bad. I keep blogging anyway.

I started blogging because Allison did. And in turn my husband, sister, and my dad started blogging because of me. I’m such a leader. So here’s to another six months of blogging about nothing and having a good time while doing it. Here are some of my favorite blogs I’ve read over the last six months—in no particular order. If you haven’t checked them out, you should.

  1. I learned that my very quiet husband has a lot on his mind when given the right forum to express himself. From taxes, his childhood paper routes, and his days of evil music, they all make me laugh. He is quiet—not shy—I always tell people. Paul is so quiet that I often can tell when he is about to speak because he clears his throat. Yes, he actually speaks so infrequently that he has to clear his throat in order to speak. Blogging has been his voice I think.

  2. I have confirmed the fact that my sister Carolyn really is a great writer. She, like my Dad, is good with words and reading her blogs truly brings a smile to my face. She doesn’t feel 600 miles away. Isn’t that a song? Her blogs are also very informative. I had no idea people across this country were dedicating their cars in loving memory of the dead. Oh, what’s next?

  3. I’m enjoying my Dad’s blogs about his days during the Vietnam War. His ordering of hot dogs in Japan had me in stitches!

  4. I enjoyed Carlie’s expose on hair salons. With blogs like that the world can change. Boy did she hit the nail on this head! Nobody likes the painful small talk or being forced to look at themselves in a giant mirror for over an hour.

  5. I love to read Kacy’s blogs about anything from the past. Her Adam Ant blog left me wiping tears. And does she really believe that Bono is LDS? Curious. I’d love to hear more on that kind of crazy talk. Good laughs, good laughs.

5 comments:

compulsive writer said...

I dropped by your blog and I just had to say that my 14-year-old son and I got a kick out of the link to the "Bono is a Mormon" blog and I really loved your food snob blog (I refuse to buy margarine and I also refused to give my friend the recipe for my famous sour cream lemon pie because he said he wanted to make it with nutri-sweet. UGH!. I'd like to stay awhile and read some more of your highlights, but my 6-year-old is yelling at me. I can't wait to read more later.

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Carolyn said...

I agree with you that I'm feeling a bond through this interesting medium. Who knew about all of those experiences Dad had? I never knew half of that stuff! Plus, I love these personal glimpses into your psyche. It's remarkable. You know how on Billy Madison at the quiz contest the moderator tells Billy, "We are all stupider for having listened to you. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul"??? Well I almost feel the polar opposite - I'm smarter and wiser for having read some of these blogs, I swear it!

paulw_cpa said...

Since you tell me I don't talk enough, can my blog count for something?

I want credit for making an effort to reach out to the world around me! :)

Keep up the funny observations on life.

Kacy said...

In my heart he is Mormon. In my heart he also has a crush on me and is taller.

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