Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The problem with blogging (Part Deux)

The problem with blogging is that sometimes the only things you want to write about are the things you absolutely should not write about in the public domain. Your dysfunctional relationship with your family or your employer, for example. Or about your observations on Christmas, which is a time of year that you adore, but that has a dark side that you'd like to explore in print, but you don't want to scare your mother (who is the only person reading your blog, of course), again. Or about how some of your most meaningful conversations these days are happening on Twitter with strangers you'll never meet and though you tell yourself that Twitter is like a big ol' virtual cocktail party, there's a part of you that thinks it's all so weird. Or about how too much vitamin water will give you a case of the electric scoots. You know, stuff like that.


PS The photo is the cover of Scared of Santa: Scenes of Terror in Toyland, by Denise Joyce and Nancy Watkins (Harper Paperbacks, $10)Read more: http://www.esquire.com/fiction/books/bad-holiday-books-1208#ixzz0ZmFtUOLq . 'Nuf said.


Francis Bousho said...

Surprisingly, I was just thinking the same thing the other day. That's the problem with writing in almost any field, sometimes you really want to explore something in print, open it up for examination by the masses, but if you did then you'd lose your core audience, or it would flavor your career in a negative way. Sometimes being creative in the presence of others is a severe limitation on one's creativity.

. said...

I've yet to try "Vitamin Water" and the fear of "electric scoots" will probably keep me from doing so. On the topic of beverages that I no longer drink... Sunny D. I loved it. Top it off with a little vodka and it just went down so nicely. I'd heard the stories about the kid from Wales who turned orange from drinking too much... but I didn't have a Sunny D problem... then I read the ingredients and discovered why it went down so smoothly... vegetable oil. No more Sunny D for me.

Anonymous said...

At least your mom reads your blog. Mine said she doesn't appreciate my tone. Whatev

The Mighty Ks said...

Oh, Sunny D. Shudder.

Francis Bousho said...

Sunny D, I always knew there was some reason I didn't like that drink.

ONE of THE GUYS said...

You just gotta let it all hang out!
Our mothers know more about us than they'll ever tell.

Happy Holidays!