Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Out of here...

In the last few weeks I've reached the inescapable conclusion that I must be the most boring blogger in the world. Nothing exciting happens to me--at least nothing I'm willing to share with the zillions of people on the internet.

I'm not terribly funny. Or perhaps my sense of humor doesn't march along with the rest of the population. I march to such a different drummer we're not even in the same parade. We may not be in the same town or state.

I don't think I have anything profound or touching to say. But then again, the few times I've written what I thought was a particularly profound post, the resulting commenters silence was deafening.

I don't read or watch or listen to the same books, movies, TV shows, or music as the rest of the "world". And I confess I'm not interested in doing so. I'm not sure whether that means I'm an extremely shallow person--or the rest of the internet world is.

Marching to a different drummer is very isolating. So I wonder this. Am I the only one in the parade? Am I the only one marching along straining to hear the music, yet I inevitably know there really isn't any music? Or is that why writers and readers at blogs instantly jump on the bandwagon when they read a blog about shopping or sleeping or the latest celebrity scandal.

Perhaps all the social networks in the world have simply reduced us to the lowest common denominator. Rather than sharing new ideas and intriguing concepts and profound thoughts it seems to me all we're really doing is rehashing the same old tired ideas.

For the next two weeks I'll be gone to visit my family. Normally, I schedule a bunch of posts ahead of time to cover the days I'm gone. But this time I think I'll just take a break. After blogging for four years, perhaps it's time for a vacation.



  1. I like the drum you beat to. I don't find it shallow. If anything it's inspiring. You don't try to be like everyone else. Hooray for you!
    Have fun visiting the family.

  2. OMG, Anny - I think you are wise! I always read your stuff...may not comment, but I read. I think we're all a bit isolated and we all wonder if anyone is paying attention. Nonetheless, I take breaks from blogging when I'm on vacation. It's not a bad thing. Come back refreshed!

  3. We'll be here when you return:) Yeah, sometimes I feel as if I'm talking to myself at times, especially when I post something I think would interest many. Maybe the 'rules' are changing again?

    Four years ago, it was 'daily...daily...daily...' but now those same people who stressed it are lucky to post once a month, and it doesn't seem to affect their sales. So who knows?

    Relax and enjoy your vacation!!

  4. I view the blogs of friends as a way to stay current with them (as they do with mine). Doesn't matter if anything profound is said. It's the simplest way to stay in 'contact' with what's going on in their lives. Facebook is okay, but a blog is a bit more personal.

    I enjoy reading what is happening to other writers in particular. I often have one of those "am I the only one who thinks this way" moments, and it's good to compare with others and have some new thoughts provoked.

    So don't worry about boring us. We're out here, reading as we sip our morning coffee...

  5. You and me kid but I like the drum we march to...and you always make me laugh - a genuine laugh - and that's rare