Friday, May 04, 2007

Freaky Funky Friday

Been a long time since I blogged on a Friday/
I used to have so much to say on this day/
It’s been a long time/
Been a long time/
Been a long lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely…

Almost back to full form and I cannot tell you how happy I am to say I slept last night! My alarm had to wake me up for the first time in three years this morning (thank G-d I am still in the habit of setting it) and I actually feel refreshed. This can only mean one thing- the pain is letting me get some sleep: it is fading.

I am not going to go full force with the blogging just yet however. I am going to give myself the weekend to completely heal up. Even typing this I can feel the joints creaking and chafing in my hand. It is not a pleasant feeling I can assure you, but does feel kind of funky. It is something I am not used to feeling so I must admit I am playing with the popping just a little even though I know I shouldn’t, but it is so fun to gross out my co-workers with.

I am a little surprised at how many of my fellow bloggers keep their blogs hidden from all those they know. I am so proud of my blog that I tend to force my co-workers and friends to read it and even feel a bit offended when they tell me they haven’t in a while. Perhaps it is the solitary nature of my existence that makes me feel the need to share my blog with others. Is it fear of offending someone that makes you all keep the blog private, or is it something more that the blog represents to you? I am curious since I share my blog so openly with everyone and have yet to hold back anything as a result.

I mean if I can write a four part piece about getting busted at a Dead show when my employer reads my blog then I can post anything.


Variant E said...

I don't share my blog with anyone I know at all. A couple of reasons. First, you cannot blog about how you have 10 minutes of productive work time and not lose your job. Second, I like that this is just something for me; that it is anonymous and that nobody has to read it and I'm ok with that. Now that fact that a few do, well that is all icing on the cake. Finally, its a creative outlet that has no rules. I can do one thing today and completely change my mind and do something else tomorrow. I also don't have any deadlines.

Serena Joy said...

It's good to hear you're on the mend. Hopefully, another weekend of rest and you'll be good as new.

I don't share the fact that I blog with anyone but the blogging community for privacy reasons. I wouldn't feel free to say whatever is on my mind if I knew that the friends and family members who sometimes incite my ire and prompt posts would be reading it. Like Variant, I like the anonymity factor. It somehow frees me to say what I really think, in any way I choose to say it.

littlebirdblue said...

I don't mind if friends know about it. I currently don't have any co-workers, but if I did, I don't think I'd like them to read a blog or journal. I absolutely do not want my parents to read it because even though I'm a grown-up, my father-- who loves me very much and is very proud of me-- is still over-critical, and I'm over-sensitive to his criticism. Also, he's a writer, and a professor, and a scholar. And he thinks sci-fi is crap.

I started the blog for the sole purpose of getting myself used to networking and having a writing-presence on-line. It was very hard for me at first, like public speaking. I think I'm acclimating to it with practice.

Roxan said...

My oldest daughter reads it. I've told others about it, but none of them ever read much of anything. Oh well.