Tuesday, February 28, 2006
I noticed on my blogger dashboard that yesterday's post was post #99, which would make this one post #100! Wow, who knew. I didn't really know how much I would enjoy blogging, how freeing it would feel to just write whatever I feel like writing, whenever I feel like writing it, and to not really worry much about whether it's good or not. Amazing what a difference that makes, that worry about whether someone will like it or not. But hey, I'm not getting graded, I'm not getting paid, it's just something that I do for me, so I can write whatever I want. I like that. So I'm thinking about how this blog started...my first post was about Thanksgiving. After that I mostly did restaurant reviews, which was my original idea for this blog. It was originally called, Thinking About Food. But then I got bored with writing about restaurants, and wasn't finding myself thinking about food so often, so I started writing about other things...and by January, I had hardly any restaurant reviews, and mostly just posts about what I was thinking. About how I beat my child. About cheating on my husband. Porn. Polygamy. Whatever.
And, along the way, I feel like I'm making a few online friends...which is strange...when you start caring about people that you don't know and will likely never meet...but you DO find yourself caring. I worry about L's son and what Huggy Nun is up to next. I wonder how MIM's move is going, hope she's coping OK. I'm rooting for Bite My Cookie's new business to take off and make her famous in Portland. Wendy's coffee maker is troubling, but at least I know she's got the lyrics in her mind to cope..."Black...black coffee in bed" :) I like reading about Jessica and her family. Then there are the bigger blogs, the two main Bitches in my life, who don't know that I exist, but I love their writing and go there every day, and I care about what goes on with them. And Pony Storm, who comments on my site from time to time. I've made some friends in this odd, disconnected way, and it's nice.
So I guess for now this whole blogging thing is sticking, and I'll keep it up a bit longer. Thanks for stopping by once in awhile.