Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Feeling Disgruntled...

QUOTE OF THE DAY: It's only funny till someone gets hurt... then it's hilarious.

Good News: My little nephew’s surgery went well—however the recovery part is not working out, because he wants to keep “playing” with his mouth and do all the things he’s NOT supposed to do. But he’s four. It’s going to be difficult. But thank Heaven he’s all right.

I’m feeling overwhelmed today. I have my hubby’s birthday on Friday, and I tried to plan this big event, but he put his back out so it looks like we’ll have a quiet evening at home. I had to cancel the sitter and the sushi reservations. But this way the kids can be more involved anyway. I’ll make it fun for them.

Now, as for my title, here's why I'm disgruntled: I actually had an acquaintance of mine tell me that she was disappointed that my blog was mostly about “me” and not more about world events, political consciousness, etc. I told her if she didn’t like it, then not to worry about reading it. I guess in a way, having a blog is selfish for me—I am so wrapped up in the news otherwise (I am absolutely addicted to the Fox News Channel) that it’s a relief to blog about my life, rather than who is debating who, and who has died, and which court scandal is happening now, etc. etc. I like to keep things light. I’m not one to push my opinions on people. Unless I feel very strongly about something. And even then, I like to keep my private life private.
So, if my blog seems selfishly about me, it’s only because I believe that is what a personal blog is for. (I know, I know, it seems slightly oxymoronish--since there's nothing "personal" about a WEB LOG!)
Perhaps I don’t have the most sensational life, but I’m not going to ramble on ad nauseum about my political beliefs or how I absolutely DETEST a certain celebrity or political figure, or the mass injustice there is in the world. There are a lot of bloggers out there who already cover all those things…and it works for them. My hat is off to them.
I prefer to keep it closer to home. Is that a crime?

7 comments:

Devon Ellington said...

You're not selfish at all, and your blog is a witty, charming slice of life. I'm addicted to it.

If your "friend" wants a political blog, she can write her own and not tell you what you should write.

You should write whatever you want.

Hey -- she wants to PAY you to write a blog on world events, you can always start a second one and bill her weekly!

Ana said...

Witty and charming is the perfect description of your blog! :-)

Cassaundra said...

How would I be able to know what's going on in your life otherwise, and visa versa...it's also a good way to keep in contact with your friends and family as well. No one should tell you how to write a blog...it would be like somebody telling you that you hate cool ranch dorrito's and dip...and I KNOW that wouldn't be right! *wink

Michelle Miles said...

Lara, I love your blog. It's humorous and I can relate to you. Don't change a thing. After all, it is YOUR blog. :)

Ann said...

Lara,
With all due respect to your friend - what a load of crap! Your blog is excellent - I wish I had the ability to make day to day life so humorous and so real.
Ann

Angela said...

No wonder you're disgruntled. How presumptuous! Telling you what to write about is almost as bad as telling you what to think.

My blog is one of the few places I can be 'me' instead of meeting another person's needs or expectations. There's nothing selfish about it.

Colin said...

Your blog can be about what ever you wish. I like reading it - or I wouldn't keep coming back. :-)