There are days when the words come easy. Thoughts and images flash before my eyes in rapid succession, gaining speed as inspiration begins to flow down to my fingertips.
Then, the sentences begin to run on and on, reluctantly separated by a few commas and semi-colons, throw in a couple of parenthesis (for good measure) and, well, it doesn't take long for even me to realize that, you know, I am NOT the greatest writer in the world.
Far from it.
Still, I keep writing; putting a face to my thoughts, searching for peace of mind, a quiet escape, or seeking comfort in the slightest hints of validation and (in some cases) sharing the best part of me that very few people get a chance to see, IRL.
Today is not one of those days.
You see, integrity was a part of my vocabulary (limited as it may seem) long before it was cool.
Thoughts of "owning ones words" and allowing for "open-ended discussions" are not progressively new ideas to me, or the community I've come to admire and adore (I LOVE YOU, MAN!)
Owning up to our imperfections and learning from one's mistakes, however, has turned some of us into quite the radical thinkers.
This week, in particular, is a harsh reminder of the price that some of us are UNWILLING expected to pay, in the name of the collective right and higher thinking.
I've spoken to way too many friends, who (like me) are questioning their place in this big, green (blue, purple, red, whatever) blog world of ours, for quite a while now and, after nearly driving my family deaf, thinking out loud about it (seriously, they're like SHUDDUP!) I've come to a decision.
SHUDDUP and blog, already.
No matter what side of the fence you're on, or whether you admit to liking Diet Pepsi (for me, it's Diet Coke!!!) or how many dramas play out (frankly, I'm not naive enough to think that this will be the last) one thing remains true.
The power of the blogging community should not be dismissed, nor should it be taken advantage of either!1Imperfect and as uneducated as it may be (disclosure: no, I do not have a college degree) I still believe in this bright, bold and sassy community of moms (and dads) who blog and view this unfortunate turn of events as simply just another step in learning to use our blogging powers for good, in a totally informed and responsible way.
The alternative? Use it as an opportunity to tear some poor schmuck a new one, online for all to see, or delete them from our feed readers, entirely, for not knowing any better...than you.
Then again, I'm just another mommyblogger (an old one, at that, I know, SHUDDUP!) and I'm probably wrong, anyway, right?
1Last Disclosure: My entire blogging platform is and always has been based on putting a face to imperfection. So, I feel it safe to say that...YES...I am a professional!© 2010 This Full House Blog / This Full House Gone Shopping