writing for…

Too many times in the life of this site, and more specifically in this blog, I have been reluctant to post something that has crossed my mind. I’m not too sure why; I want to say that there are multiple reasons for this. But I think that most of the time it’s due to this feeling that I sometimes have: I have to write for the readers.

This, of course, makes absolutely no sense. It’s my site, after all; I should be able to post anything I want to say (within the constraints of the law, of course) and not worry about what the 20 or so daily visitors have to think about it. After all, a blog can be thought of as nothing more than a stream-of-consciousness in Internet form.

So why am I averse to the idea of adding an entry along the lines of “Sometimes I crack myself up trying to do ‘the robot’ while listening to music” (true) or “yesterday I got a new golf club. It’s a 60-degree lob wedge…” (also true)? Well, because frankly I’ll wonder if you, gentle reader, will think I’m insane or extremely boring. Instead, I wait until I either have something “valuable” to say or some breaking news story in my life happens. Admittedly, neither is very common, and so the site undergoes a drought of sorts.

Of course, the ironic thing here is that the comments that this entry receives will probably tell me a lot about what people think about me and this site anyway…

4 thoughts on “writing for…

  1. Ricky

    If you put too much thought into what you put on the page, it’s not really a blog. As one can tell, I make no such considerations before adding something to my What I Think page. It’s more fun that way.

  2. C. Wipey

    If I considered the readers’ reaction to everything I was going to put on my web page, I probably wouldn’t update much at all. Makes ya think, huh? 🙂

  3. Ginny

    Considering the reader is fear of being vulnerable to the people that you love. Throw caution to the wind and say whatever you want. If you have to suffer some tomfoolery, you know who then to trust better with things along those lines. I love to hear about silly things like you dancing the robot. Keep it up handsome! ;o)

  4. Ricky

    One time I tried to throw caution to the wind, but it couldn’t catch very well. Then one other time, the wind was blowing toward me, so the caution just came right back at me.


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