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. 😉
Well I’m glad to see you back dear Caroline even though I have been doing the same since a long time… I’d say hibernating because of work and travel. You are not alone…
Thanks, Mike. I’m glad you’re still out there too. And to know there are others who struggle as I do. You have encouraged me today. 🙂
Glad I could help Ma’am
Hope to see (read) you in the near future. Get up, start that engine and rrrrroar your thoughts… I’m here to read, enjoy, and sometimes disagree 🙂
Well I believe you know my speaking ability and writing! God makes us unique for a reason. Even I am without words at times. I mentioned to you recently that I actually have a good bit of introvert in me – I recharge best alone and in “my space”. As for writing – sometimes inspiration is abundant and other times not. I love to read your posts and I so very enjoy conversations with you! This may be your time of rest and inspiration may be around the corner.
Thank you, friend. Your comments will help inspire me, I’m sure. I pray God inspires you to continue on after your protracted rest!
I read your blog. I understand, because I, too, would rather listen than talk, being unsure of what may come out of my mouth, and whether that I meant what I just said. I thoroughly enjoy your writings, so keep it up! …
Thanks, Diana. It’s really satisfying to be understood!
This made me smile! I admire you because you are slow to speak, quick to listen and a very caring person! I have learned a lot from you and from your blog.
That’s very encouraging to me, Rachael. Thanks so much for saying so!
I think you have a gift for words – especially explaining complex topics and sharing your thoughts and opinions. A little spark goes off in my brain every time I see a post from you in my inbox.
Thank you, Jill. You’ve encouraged me before like this, but part of my problem is that I hesitate to believe it. I think I need to just believe it enough to continue writing and not concern myself too much with how it’s being received.