Okay so it was a little longer then that…but you couldn’t tell could you?
So what I want to know is there a list of blogging “rules” out there? I’m wondering because I have been spreading out and finding new blogs and reading here and there, and a lot of places and a lot of comments that I see say “you shouldn’t do this on your blog” and “you should do that on your blog” and “your grammar is terrible!” So I really do want to know is there a rule book for blogging? And if so I need to see it. I know that one rule that everyone talks about is putting too much information about yourself out there. I used to have a blog on MSN spaces, and I used to write about any and everything, and I think only friends read it, I did meet some other bloggers and got to know them and love them. I found out through my uncle that my aunt was reading it and didn’t like that I talked about my self too much. She also didn’t like that I wrote a blog about a then campaigning Obama and how he raised 8 mil in a week or something to that effect. In my defense, I am dirt poor and I was amazed that he could do that, and why couldn’t he do something like that then put it to good use. Anyway, my uncle berated me and said “IT COSTS A LOT OF MONEY TO RUN A CAMPAIGN.” Completely missing the point of my blog, because well he didn’t read it. Anyway so I got off of MSN because I didn’t want to hear it. So I put my blog here on blogger, and had no followers till I told my friend that I was blogging here now instead. She likes keeping up with me and well I’m not the best emailer but I will write a blog about it. But I also found out that another friend from college would read my blog, to check up on me as well. I had no idea! I thought it was interesting though. But then I guess that’s what I do on a lot of blogs, I lurk. I don’t tend to comment as much because most of the time blogs just make me go “huh. that’s nice” and that’s it, and really do you need to have me say that? So anyway I started reading other blogs, and got suggested other blogs by my friends and then I started on twitter for some reason. I think because I was bored one day. And then a new world of blogs opened up…I’m really glad I found them. I signed up on Blogher a little while ago but I never keep up with it, and I don’t really understand it. I’ve also signed up on Mommyroo which I saw on twitter has been getting some angry comments from people because they “stealing” posts or something. I have learned that there is a lot A LOT of drama out there. And when I read all this drama I’m really glad I don’t have drama on my blog or in my life. I like reading about drama I don’t like drama in my real life. I tend to try and squash it quick.
I found out that my sister was reading this blog, well from my mom, and that she stopped reading it because I bet I hurt her feelings because I was blogging a lot when I was taking care of her kids and about how I didn’t like it. And I feel bad for that. And I know that this isn’t a “private journal” but I would like to say that if a person does have a blog the reader has to keep in mind that this is just a stream of consciousness writing and I say things to get them out of my brain and keep me from having an ulcer. I will complain about things on here, I will talk about my family. I won’t talk about sex because well I just don’t do that…No wait…I do have sex, I just won’t talk about it. I don’t like hear about other’s sex lives so I won’t do it, just like in my daily life…I don’t like Public Displays of Affection, so I won’t do it either. I HATE SEEING PEOPLE MAKE OUT!!! Therefore, I will not make out in public. Hell I don’t even hold hands. Mainly because my hands sweat profusely, and because well it just feels weird. (This whole subject is a blog on its own)
I have told my other sister about this blog and I don’t know if she’s still reading it, but I told her because I wrote about her son, and figured she’d like to read it. The comment I got from MOM not my sister was “Oh I talked to your sister and she says she’s reading your blog.” “Oh yeah what did she say” “It’s you know, Randa stuff, and I said ohhh Randa stuff.” Like I’m crazy or something. What is that supposed to mean anyway? Mom is the one saying I should be a writer, why not be a writer on a blog that no one reads?? I have however, tried not to put my family members names on here, so I hope that appeases people. And my friends, well most of them except Leslie, because she blogs on here sometimes too. She’s the funny one. I’m the depressed one.
I don’t even know where to put my blog, how do you categorize a blog about nothing? I know that there are mommy blogs, and give away blogs, and “hater” blogs, and “FAIL” blogs, but what about this?
There have only been a few blogs that I have found that actually have really good discussions in their comment sections. Most other blogs just have comments to puff the writer up, and make them feel good. (like mine) I have started liking those blogs that make me want to comment more then the ones that I just read and go, “well alright see ya later.”
Well with that I’m off, maybe to get a piece of cheese cake, and most likely to go read my twitter…and check on some blogs.
Oh and forgive my spelling errors…I switched to the new “editor” and they took away and or hid the spell check button.