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{April 18, 2011}   What is it and what’s it for?

Today’s Daily Prompt reminded me of “Seriously Funny Kids”, which is a TV show on Lifetime sort of reminiscent of Bill Cosby’s old “Kids say the Darnedest Things”. On the show, they have this section of the show called, ‘What is IT and what is IT for?” where they have an older item that kids are unfamiliar with and ask them what it is and what it’s for. I find it very amusing and hilarious the ideas the kids come up with to describe such things as an abacus or a floppy disk.

Well…today Word Press got the idea to ask everyone what their blogs were for. I must say that hearing, or rather reading, this question made me feel like a little kid on “Seriously Funny Kids”. To answer this question is very puzzling and difficult for me. At first, I was standoffish when I read it and wanted to plead the fifth. But then, I decided I WILL answer your question, Word Press! I’m afraid my answer will NOT be particularly politically correct and there may be a lot of boos and naysayers, but I will give you my answer. And as my mom was always fond of saying, “You can like it or lump it!”

Side note here: What exactly does it mean to lump it? Somehow I always felt as a child that this saying was akin to saying “Because I said so!” Do you REALLY have an option here? Since I STILL don’t understand what lumping it means (must be a word though since spell checker isn’t popping up!), I guess my only other option still is to LIKE it….~sighs~

Now back to the q/a! What is my blog for????

It’s for everyone and at the same time, no one at all in particular. It’s called The Real Sharon because it’s a place where I am 100% real. It’s a place where I unload my burdens on to a virtual paper, a place where I spill my heart out for those who care to see, a place where I share my life with others. It’s a place to connect with other human beings that maybe have a lot in common with me or maybe have very little or nothing at all. But I’m here sharing my life with others like a wide open book….this may mean stories of marriage, stories of day to day boring life, sharing my philosophy and outlook on things with others, or just sharing laughs.

How could I possibly make my blog focused on just one aspect of ME when I am so much more? I could have done my blog on just marriage or being a newlywed, being in my 20’s, a procrastinator, a plus size woman…there are so many things I could have chosen. To pick just one thing to blog about day after day seems rather tedious and dull, though. I don’t like to be stuck having to write about the same thing all the time. Isn’t blogging supposed to give you a sort of freedom? And what freedom can be found by not being able to ever go outside the box that you originally created for yourself?

We, as humans, are constantly evolving, constantly changing. I am not the same ME I was 3 years ago and I don’t expect to be the same 3 years from now. Does it make sense to make a blog and then constantly delete and remake one because your focus of what you want to write has changed along with yourself? To me, this makes as much sense as driving blind. I don’t know where I will be in the future so I choose not to focus my blog on any one particular thing. Instead my focus is on MY life in general. My life right now along with what made me ME in the first place. And in the future, it will still be focused on wherever my life has taken me at that point.

My blog is to entertain, inspire, make you laugh, make you cry, it’s everything rolled up into one because that’s what I am. That’s what I believe we all are. And I try to do my blog as if I am talking to you in person almost, sort of a conversationalist take on things. I admire people who are very descriptive in their blogs and wish I was better at that, but I believe I am better suited for a “diary” format. Some of my favorite books are ones where I feel like the character is speaking to me directly; like I am inside their head or sneaking a peak into their diary. Not sure if that’s why I feel better suited to writing in this same way or vice versa, but it might also have to do with my strong urge to be heard that I talked about yesterday.

So I hope you like my personal diary, conversationalist journey of a blog I have and if you don’t, that’s OK, too!

(I looked up the definition of lump in terms of “lumping it”….I believe I was right….it seems to basically be “Like it or deal with it!” Now I know for sure I never had an option!

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Yay! I like yours, too! Thanks for stopping by!



Jackie Paulson 1966 says:

I am glad ;you are YOU. Sharon I love your blog. Good news…I might do security full time starting tomorrow 4/19/11- we had a major problem where I work and now I will get 40 hours, so the bad news is I will visit you and not much of the other bloggers who don’t comment on my blogs. Plus getting ready to move soon, ugh…we have to ask the landlord when our new building is ready to move into. Pray for us ok? Love Jackie PS I didn’t forget the books, we are packing and when I move you are my priority on Dan Brown. Hang in there ♥



That’s good that you will be able to make some more money from the extra hours, huh? Good luck with the moving and sure, I’ll pray for you!
I’m confused with the books though….What do you mean? It sounds like you are sending books or something? Am I missing something? LOL



Jackie Paulson 1966 says:

wasn’t it you who want the Dan Brown series of books? I know it is right?! ♥



No…I don’t remember that…You mentioned something about sending books but I had never asked you to, LOL



knotrune says:

Reading other people’s diaries with their permission! Endlessly fascinating 🙂 Nothing interests people like people right? I think variety is a good thing.



Rosa says:

I am really relating to what you said about focusing on one aspect of yourself with your blog! I love doing my daily painting picks, but sometimes it’s really difficult not to share about other parts of my life! I finally broke down and shared about rescuing a dog and it felt great!! Thanks for sharing yourself Sharon!!



Your commentary makes me think of an exercise I heard years ago. The speaker asked the room to complete the sentence “I am a …”, and do that 20, 30, 50 times in a row, with a different attribute. Your blog is about you, and there’s a lot about you to share. That’s why we keep coming back!



eof737 says:

You gave a perfectly legitimate answer for what your blog is and I love it just the way it is… We blog for different reasons and they all have merit. 🙂
Kudos!
Eliz



The Hook says:

Great post! I don’t really know, but it doesn’t sound good!



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