Day 32: What’s This All About?

I think I just had an epiphany about 365 Celebrations. (My blog.)

What does anyone care about what I think? Who cares if I’m awed by nature? So what if I love animals? Big whoop.

I need to write MEATY stuff. Like editorials or articles more than four paragraphs long. I need SUBSTANCE.

Other blogs out there are amazing. You’ve got cooking blogs, and sewing blogs, and TECHNOLOGY blogs. Good grief. Yet here I am writing about my little life. No wonder I don’t get any comments. Even smaller wonder that nobody but friends and family READ my posts. (Course I can coerce THEM . . .)

I need to REPORT. OPINE. PHILOSOPHIZE.

But is that what I WANT to write? Is that what I enjoy writing? Not really. Guess I’ll have to dig into my stash of college papers or something. Otherwise I am doomed to write Web Log posts every day — for myself.

Blogs are like journals, right? I suppose what you’re not reading in these posts is what I would write in my journal (if I kept one). But you wouldn’t necessarily have access to that. So – what’s the answer?

I promised myself that I would write something – every day – for 365 days to remind myself that there are good things in life that you can celebrate. And you should be able to find SOMETHING to celebrate about EVERY DAY. I just thought that sometimes we get so bogged down in the daily grind, so seemingly overwhelmed with problems, that we forget how to enjoy life. And to me, enjoying life includes celebrating the little things. Like the wag of my dog’s tail. A sunset. A perfect, orange pumpkin. A hummingbird. A dragonfly. A hoot owl’s haunting call.

Yep. All those corny things are what I appreciate and what make my life worth living.

So I’m not a gardening aficionado, or a psychologist. I like to write about what I appreciate. What entertains me. What makes me laugh.

My epiphany just convinced me that I’m not going to stop writing 365 Celebrations. I’m not going to opine like some radio show blatherer. I am going to keep on doing what I’ve been doing and hope that somewhere down the line I can make someone smile. Maybe you.

Thanks for listening! C

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2 Responses to Day 32: What’s This All About?

  1. Bea Elliott says:

    Have smiled! I’ve been blogging for about 3 years now… I do blog about issues that are important to me. But sometimes I’m sad that my theme does not include much of what is happy in my life. The world is full of beautiful moments… (even if they are only significant to you) – Talking about them, writing feelings down in words is a wonderful gift and opportunity for growth. I think I may take a tip from your wise words and focus a bit more about my “personal” stories… If they only help me – that should be enough.

    Glad I bumped into 365 Celebrations and got to share a bit of your journey. Good luck! 🙂

    • Cynthia says:

      Well. Haven’t you made my Thursday!! You are my first unsolicited commenter! What an unexpected treat! Thank you for your kind words. I’ve taken a bit of a break since I’ve been busier (not a real excuse), and honestly, feel like I’ve run out of things to write about. BUT, your comments today have spurred me to further action! I promised myself I would do 365 days and I will, maybe with small breaks in between to re-fuel my creativity. Bea, can’t thank you enough. I will read you when I have a free moment! Cheers! C

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