Monday, October 4, 2010

Blogger's Anxiety

I wonder if other bloggers had this worry... does anyone want to read the content I'm creating?

I am very much aware of my selfishness (yeah, I said it), but even I hesitated in letting others know this blog existed. Is it taking the selfishness too far? Does anyone even care about my life, or how I see it? I've always been a pretty good story-teller and can exaggerate at appropriate intervals to great effect. But let's face it, living in the suburbs with two young children does not make for many juicy stories no matter what the embellishments. I've even been spying on the neighbours for material, but they seem to have as little going on as I do, which is just sad, sad, sad.

For the most part, I think I just want to share the humour I find in everyday things. Despite being selfish, I'm at a point in my life where I can laugh at myself and it feels so good.

Perhaps this is also my way of capturing my kids/life at a given point in time (which I'm sure we'd all love to do). Having kids definitely gives you a different and refreshing perspective on everything. It's so cliche, but seeing the world through their eyes is pretty awesome and more-often-than-not hilarious. If I can make it even funnier, great!

Yes, I want to capture this stuff, and heavens knows I'm not going to write it down in a proper journal. Seriously, when was the last time you actually sat down, put pen to paper and wrote something? (Grocery lists, to-do lists, birthday lists, Christmas lists, bucket lists, etc not included.) Add to that: I type faster than I write, I loathe my handwriting, and we do not need anymore clutter in this house right now. So, blogging it is!

So, welcome to my life. If something touches you, great. If it makes you laugh, even better. If not, I'll pay you $0.0000000001* for every hour of your life you'll never get back while you were here.

* This is one of those exaggerations I was talking about. Funny, eh? Just to be clear, I will not make good on the aforementioned offer. I'm on mat leave. We're broke. Sorry.

1 comment:

  1. I love it and think it's so great that you started a blog! Especially not being a row away from you, it's a great way for me to keep up with all your goings on!! Congrats! Can't wait to keep reading :)