I got an email a few days ago suggesting that my blog might be *stronger* if I did more serious posts, or *real* posts. Hmmm... I can't think of one post I've done that hasn't been real. They're up, they're visible... there to read if anyone wants to. The posts are real. Subject matter may vary, but then why would it not?? People are complex. People are rarely one-dimensional. I've never professed to be anyone or anything other than I am. I purposefully chose, when starting this blog, to be myself, for better or worse. I thought about a username, I thought about creating a *brand*, but then thought that would limit other areas I wanted to flesh out on the blog, so I stayed as me, all of me, not just part of me, not just this aspect or that characteristic. You'd get it all, the good, the bad and the ugly and if you didn't care for it, you could move along.
I understand that people have preferences. I, too, am guilty of that. I smile a little more when Snag writes his moose biopics or recipe entries. I linger a little longer when ZRM is discussing what makes his creative side tick. I feel comfort when I realize someone else does as many goofy things as I do even though I know this person is beyond capable, so... I might ask or hope for one of those posts, but don't think I ever expect them 24/7. There are also bloggers I've hounded mercilessly because they've tried to stop blogging... did I ever seriously think they would start up merely because I said so? No. Not. Once. I knew better and knew the blogger knew it was a game. So, I guess I am surprised when someone steps out to tell me which direction I should be taking on my blog... seriously suggesting, as if they know what my end aim is. I don't even know, how could they? I certainly appreciate a good suggestion here or there. I like getting ideas when mine are running low. I like feeding off of what others are doing. Blogs are and can be interactive, but at the end of the day, what ends up on this site, for better or worse, is my choosing and most likely reflects some portion of me.
I can be very serious. Just ask Grizzled. I am also an infinite goof. Just ask Grizzled. I guess I think of myself as a bag of mixed vegetables... some people will come here for the corn, some will prefer the safe, solid green bean. Some like the bright and lively carrots... and, every once in awhile, I'm guilty of posting a lima bean... a few as a matter of fact. Luckily, there are even the lima bean fans out there even if I am not one. Sometimes my mixed veggies will be fresh, sometimes, freezer burnt. Sometimes, they'll be served as is, sometimes they'll be smothered in butter... I don't just do one thing and never will. If my mood and your mood meet up at the same place on the same day, I consider it serendipitous. If they don't, don't take it personally or think I need help, move on and find your blogging kismet elsewhere. And... if I need help and think you can help me, believe me, you'll be the first person I ask. I've never shied away from asking a question or asking for help. I'll thank you in advance for any assistance you're willing to give, but for right now, no matter how muddled, how silly, how misdirected I might be, I think I'm doing ok.