Thursday, October 2, 2008

Blogging...Blogging...Blogging...

Tuesday...I said someone from the real world wanted to give my blog address out...it was all done in a complimenting manner but I freaked! I know it doesn't make sense but this blog has morphed into something else and the defining it for myself may take some pondering with myself and God.
I started literally blogging on my 50th birthday...just as an act of defiance...not against anyone other than myself! You see, I am a fearful person who worries. I don't worry about what other's think of me...although that may be the problem...I worry about and are fearful about losing control of life. My first blog was watching my grandson run straight down a very steep hill as fast as he could...I was afraid and he was not. He only became afraid when he heard fear in my voice and I admired his little two year old heart for being fearless! My second blog was my riding with a friend on his Harley...so not me... but I did it fearlessly!!!
This blog for me is a record of my struggle with trying to be less fearful and it has morphed into...a walk down the office hallway checking in on my co-workers and hearing what is going on in their lives and how their day is going! I have worked from home these last four years and prior to this I have always had great office friends, ...I still keep in touch with three of them by email. But I miss the daily contact of "partnering in crime, complaining about the economy or "How cute are my grand babies ?" with my co-workers. Some of you have become that for me...and I thank you!!
I told you God was working with me and he is! I got an email asking me if I wanted to take part in a survey for personal bloggers...I checked it out and my computer hasn't crashed so maybe it is legit! The blog said I could pass it on so I am...
I spent some time in quiet refection and self-examination about why I blog...
Bottom line...I think I am normal and not weird...so I will keep blogging away!
Have a great day and if you want to take the survey...here's the link!

16 comments:

jill jill bo bill said...

I seriously don't know what I would do without my bloggie buds. This blog thing has kept me from crawling back in bed and feeling sorry for myself during the "valleys" of lawsuits with business partners, the economy issues that are effecting my family personally, and trying to redirect our retirement plans. Not only is it a therapeutic outlet, it is an inlet of laughter, love and friendship.

Ronda's Rants said...

A friend once told me of a sign that she read that said... The only thing more over rated than Mom's apple pie was having your own business!
So...I truly understand...this has been a very tough year for us!
If I have to be in a fox hole...I am glad My hubby is beside me though!
I hope things get better!

georgie said...

non bloggers just dont get it-seriously aside from a handful of family and friends when I say I blog I am met with looks of you what? why? oooooo! When I say it is theraputic for me and that I enjoy the friendships I have made I got looks of shock-like how can you make friends with strangers-they could be crazy...I laugh and say yep prolly BUT no more crazier than me-I am the head of the crazy pack-I give crazy a whole new meaning and I am so glad I can blog about it...

Great post

Rhonda said...

Hey Ronda! I got that survey thing too, but I just wasn't sure. Did you do it?

Ronda's Rants said...

Yes...I did it! It does ask some thought provoking questions or at least from where I am sitting! Every thing seemed to check out so I did it. If I end up with a call from the Jerry Springer Show I won't be happy!!!
The survey takes about 10 minutes...unless your slow Rhonda!!! :)

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

My blog too has morphed into way more than I ever meant for it to be. I love my bloggy friends SO much - and you have nailed the relationship right on the head - office friends you blab with !!!

Lauren said...

GOOD FOR YOU!

Amy said...

I'm so glad you do blog. You've been such an encouragement to me. I definitely don't think you're weird. Though whenever I talk about blogging I get this strange look from many of my friends. They can't understand how you can make friends through this medium. One is appalled that I read about stranger's lives. He thinks its weird. Oh well, I think he's weird. :)

Kori said...

I tried the link and totally got bumped; I tried to click on it and my whole screen went blank. You are fearful, I am paranoid (because, you know, he knew it was me and decidedly did not want me to answer it. Sheesh), and you know, I think God is working out somthing in both of us.

KeepinUnity said...

hello ronda,havent been on much myself,bloggings brilliant!although i do have issues with who ive given my blog addy to in "the real world" lol.I like it here as i can be myself!and hav made some great buddys on here to.I love reading about you and i love reading about others to,its better than most soaps lol and it got me to thinking that there actually is a lot of trust goes into blogin too.People always say to oh everyone lies on the net ect n as yet i havent to my knowledge met any made up people ect n i wouldnt say i was stupid or nieve so....it speaks for itself really.love ya blog! xxoxo sorry i waffled on lol

Impaler General said...

Well, I think blogging is wonderful. I see it as a newspapwer column about anything I want to say, whether it's a review of a movie I saw, or why Canada's distracted from an upcomiong election because they consider choosing a theme song for hockey broadcasts is more important.
Hey, you'll never read about that in the newspapers.
It also satisfies the urge to report. I was a radio news reporter for years before my current job as overnight man for a four-station cluster in Sacramento. It has gotten me some attention, and hopefully it may allow me to talk to a big-time celebrity....someday.
Anyway, I invite people to see my blog at impalergeneral.blogspot.com

Dawn said...

I think blogging is a great outlet and I'm glad I found some great friends here!

Jennifer said...

I think the reasons for starting your blog are great! I'm certainly glad I started blogging and I consider it a challange to post everyday!

I will check out that link...

AVT Coach said...

I came from WW and saw this post. I have been blogging for a few months and at 47 see it as such as gift. I do love the connections (see this Thursday's post about a new blog friend). There are so many gifts that I have received from being a part of this community. I do see it as a community. I have posted on this many times! Thanks for this post!

Z's Mom said...

I love blogging....its my journal for Zander when he's older.

Of course you are normal...you are 'joe sixpack'...just kidding....I cannot wait until this election is over...it has taken over my brain.

LuckyMe said...

Ahhh, I posted about "blog privacy". I read one or two blogs and jumped right in, sent the link out to my family who generally ignored it, thank God. Since then I have had to go into hiding, changing my url (isn't blog lingo titillating?).

I am 49 and I am getting so damn tech savvy. I love picking and choosing who I want to hang with. I love bragging. I love ranting and reading other rants. All the stuff that would be so unattractive in real life.

I would not even try to explain this latest obsession to anyone but my hubby. You gotta admit, it sounds crazy and you just can't describe it. You have to experience it.

I love bloggers.