Oh…that’s right. I have a blog.
So, I just woke up from a month-and-a-half-long sleep. Don’t ask me how a person can sleep for 45 days straight, but if I’d been awake, I would have been blogging. Because I have something to say, dammit.
Actually, I think I have something to say. I just don’t know what it is. And I don’t know who would care to read it. I prefer to express myself through the written word rather than orally because I’m a bit self-conscious when face-to-face and that messes up my thinking. But at least when you’re speaking with someone you can be reasonably sure they’re hearing you. With a blog…who knows? Unless a reader comments. I love when you do that. 🙂
And when you’re verbally engaged with someone, you’re forced to keep thinking about the topic of conversation until the conversation is over. With a blog……..zzzzzzzzz. Fatigue, distractions, and life often interrupt or completely dam the flow of expression. Damn.
Some people are naturally more talkative than others. I’m not one of those people. If we are at a party together, you will see me mostly listening to someone or just quietly observing the goings-on. If I am meeting one-on-one with a friend, I’m usually asking questions and listening to the answers.
So, why do I have a blog? Partly because of this very thing – my untalkativeness. Because otherwise, I fear folks will think I’m quite vapid with very little to say. And now, because I haven’t posted in many weeks, I’m fearing that might be an accurate evaluation.
I’m curious to know if other bloggers struggle with this. Are any of you so careful about what comes out of your mouth or off your fingertips, that expression is seriously stymied? Or are you all naturally expressive?
I am in awe of and slightly intimidated by persons who can talk and write with ease. But, of course, many words do not equate with much wisdom. “Do you see someone who speaks in haste? There is more hope for a fool than for them.” Proverbs 29:20. And, “The wise store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.” Proverbs 10:14
I try to “store up knowledge.” It’s just that I forget where I put it. Or it feels too heavy or awkward for me to pass along to you. Or too worn for anyone to really want or care about.
So that’s where I’m at this morning. Thanks for reading. That is all.
Unless someone comments. 😉