Blogs Are Stupid

Doesn't anyone believe in Dear Diary anymore? What happened to the joy of putting actual pen to paper? And why does every ordinary Jane and John think they can write well enough to burden the world with their scribblings? It’s a mystery that badly needs solving. My first entry contains my thoughts about blogging and will set your expectations. The rest will probably be stream of consciousness garbage, much like you’ll find on any other blog. Perhaps we will both come away enlightened.

Monday, September 09, 2013

Me Blog? About What?

Recently, a friend, who was unfamiliar with blogging, but who followed a link on FB to one of my blog posts, asked me...."How do you come up with all that stuff to write? I don't really have any stories like that."

LIFE is a story, folks, and everybody has one.

We are all a collection of stories. Every experience, every encounter, every thought, every dream, every conversation, every heartache, every loss, every love, every hate, every whim, every wish....

I write about mundane stuff. And sometimes, it's really just mundane stuff. But sometimes, hidden in that perfectly prosaic, is beauty and poetry and poignance. We don't have to lead large, splashy soap opera lives to add value or interest to the world. Small lives of quiet promise and whispered dignity are often the real page turners.

People ask, "But what in the world would someone like me write about?"

There are stories every where. And you never know who is harboring a best seller behind their public façade. That cashier at the local Wal-Mart, the front desk girl at the dentist's office, the man at Starbucks that you see every day at the same time, in the same spot. They all have stories.

Look, listen, SEE and HEAR...and then...

Just write. The story will reveal itself; yours or someone else's.

People are very much like books. Someone just needs to open us up and start turning pages.


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