This is about my blog. It's not about yours. Got that? Awesome. People often ask me about why I blog, and how long I spend on this. I figured it is just easier to answer that stuff in a post.
I usually write about five entries a day, and delete two. I write each of them in about ten minutes. That's just how my brain works. I get so ahead of myself that I then go back and update blogs before I post them, so that they are more relevant to the day I post them, and all of my tenses make sense. I then end up deleting more posts that I don't feel the need to share at that time.
I can't have more than 24 blogs on my blog roll. I don't know why, but I can't. For that reason, I am constantly adding and deleting. If you become a constant, it means I really like your blog. Don't take it personally if you disappear. I'm still probably checking you out now and again as I get reminded.
I like having a small group of followers. I recently lost one and I actually cheered, "Yes!" I like having 13 followers for some reason. 13 was always my soccer number as everyone else had the attitude of, "Eww, that number is unlucky." It's actually not an unlucky number. Also, I was such an awesome soccer player I kind of did it as an "I'm your unlucky number" type of joke. To this day, I find it amusing. Way more than you'll ever want to know about the number thirteen.
I would never accept sponsors, write entries about a product someone asked me to, get a Twitter or Facebook account to grow my blog, or anything else. I actually like this blog small and intimate. I operate better when things are that way.
My blog will always be ugly and disorganized, just like it is right now. It was driving me a bit batty at first, but I don't wish to dedicate any more time to this than I already do.
I REALLY love the ladies and gents that I have electronically met from blogging. I consider it a great support group. Those of you who I email and who email me, I now consider friends. I don't care that I may never meet you. I'm here for you, and I adore you guys.
I blog at work, and I will always blog at work. Should they ever block Blogger at work, you will see my blog go bye bye. I do not wish to do this on my own time. My own time is very much for me, and my real life friends and companions. Also, I am on the computer all day at work, and really try not to be on it at home.
I don't compare my blogs to other blogs, or wonder why some people that write so poorly about things no one should care about, have a ton of followers. I see other bloggers doing that and I think, "Just write for you and the people who already care about what you write. Who cares about the rest?"
My blog is a totally selfish, public diary. I understand that a ton of my entries make me come off as scattered, and a little off. Then I've accomplished my goal to represent myself with this blog. I AM in fact scattered, and a little bit off. :)
Sometimes my posts will be funny, entertaining, or poignant. Sometimes you will wonder why I bothered to hit post. That's okay. You can even say, "Melanie, posting this was a complete waste of your, and everyone else's time." I'll wholeheartedly agree as half the time I think blogging in general, is a waste of time.
I am really glad I started doing this again. I like the feedback, both positive and negative. I feel like it's opened up my world a little, and therefore helps me with how easily I close off and only interact with the people whom I am comfortable with.
I do not care who this blog offends, pisses off, makes angry, etc. People who complain about blogs they "don't like" crack me up. Then don't read them. It's really that simple.
Happy picture of the day: a thank you card and flower I got at work. Orange is my absolute favorite color, and this orange is so brilliant I can not stay frustrated at work, with it on my desk. Plus, getting a thank you card is always nice.