Thursday, August 26, 2010

Tune in again tomorrow...

...because I am about to try something new here.  I am about to become a regular blogger.

I have realized that I put way too much pressure on myself to come up with impressive and "important" posts.  Maybe it's because I started blogging as my father was dying and the words just tumbled out of me all intense and poetic as I was facing the first big death in my life, like here. Or because I have special needs kids, and have written posts that I worked on for weeks, after first mulling over and thinking about the big ideas in them for years, like here.
But I have decided to cut myself a break, and let myself be a "regular" blogger. Regular in both senses of the word.  First off: frequent, hopefully daily (you all know what regular I'm referring to here, right? don't make me spell it out for you.)  Secondly, regular as in "what is regularly done"; what so many others do, and what blogging is so gloriously good for: sending little postcards from my inner and outer life, sharing snapshots of the moment. I want to write "today" in a post and have it actually BE the today I'm writing about, not over ruminated and 2 weeks later. 

The "big" posts will come occasionally, there may even be important ones from time to time.  In the meantime, I can let out all those thoughts, feelings, observations, rants and shouts that I have been jotting down, trying to mold into something "more" before it felt OK to send them out into the world. Screw that. This is my soapbox and I'm going to have fun with it.

So stay tuned tomorrow for a short snippet of random fluff from my brain. That is all.


  1. Oh, I definitely had this struggle for awhile. I wanted EVERY post to be profound. Ever since I gave myself permission to write posts that people might never read, I'm having much more fun with it!

    Looking forward to reading more from you.

  2. Snippets of random fluff are fine too. I found you through a search of autism blogs I did about a month ago, as my little boy was diagnosed last year with Asperger's syndrome. I mostly lurk, but I do read every word. Just so you know we're out there.

  3. Adrienne & Atilla (just guessing that's a pseudonym) thanks do Mich for the support & encouragement. Sometimes it feels like I'm just writing in a vacuum, but I know the connection is out there (cue X-files music?). And thanks for the reminder that the person I'm ultimately writing for is me, and to have fun with it.


I am so sorry to have to turn word verification back on, but the spam-bots have found me - yikes!