(Un)Righteous Indignation

10 Nov

If you hang around and read enough blogs you come to find out that more people are indignant then happy. Everyone has a cause that they are fighting for. They always have something to bitch about and it seems the more time on their hands the louder they are and the less they do about the problem. They sit on their blogs and write and pour their hearts out about their righteous indignation and how it’s not fair, or right or proper, no matter what the topic. As long as it offends their fragile sensibilities weather it be something that is a big matter or something just fleeting. The point being is no matter the size of the matter they will blow it to catastrophic proportions.

What do I do when I’m not writing my daily nonsense? I’m either working or watching tv. I lead a very full life. I also, in between feeding my child the wrong food and drink, read a lot of blogs. I have a good mix I feel but sometimes I look at my reader and say to myself “everyone is writing the SAME THINGS!” And they’re all indignant about the same things that to me don’t seem to matter all that much.

I read post on facebook and feel the same way. Everyone always does the same thing, says the same things, they all have to do the “meme” of the day. “Everyone post thankful things this month!” Yeah I get it it’s nice to see “positives” on facebook. But if you look? Everyone is trying to out positive everyone else. It’s tiring. I should spend less time on facebook and on blogs and on twitter. This would probably fix all these issues I’m having. But then what would I have to be indignant about?

Since most of you (family) don’t read a lot of blogs did you know that there are people out there who write stuff every day about their everyday nonsense and get paid for it? They post over developed over photo shopped pictures and talk about fancy things and they get paid for it. And did you know that EVERY OTHER blogger out there is trying to get paid to blog? Every blogger is a writer in training or something. Or they’re already a writing they’re just expanding. I like reading blogs that talk about wanting to start making money off of their blogs. And they’re crap…I mean crap. I read and I keep wondering why I have the blog in my reader. Because what I write? Is crap. It’s my crap, but at the end of the day I’m not looking to be published. I’m not looking to make money off of this…ever. I’m never going to write a book, memoir, or novel. It’s not in me to do. Firstly because my English writing skills are not up to par at all. I don’t want to delude myself into thinking that anyone besides my family who want to know what I’m up to and my inner thoughts would want to read what I have to write. And secondly because I don’t have the patience or attention span to actually sit down and write anything.

If I ever want to do anything else in my life beyond working at Wal-Mart I would want to go back to school and take writing classes, I’m not talking about just creative writing I want to take grammar classes. I want to be able to write a coherent sentence that makes sense to a reader, with out the help of a grammar check. I think that I write the way that my thoughts are, which are mostly scattered. I don’t really feel like I write the way I speak. You can correct me on this if you want. But I feel that most of the time this is directly out of my head and not out of my mouth.

I will never be a popular blogger. And I don’t have great dreams of becoming one. I honestly just write this for who ever wants to read it. It’s an extension and a censored journal. It’s a journal that I wouldn’t be afraid of my mom reading. Because she obviously does. I think at this point in my life I don’t have that much more to hide. I’ve never been one to hide much though. You know this. Obviously because I’m narcissistic enough to have a blog and believe that people want to read what I have to write.I’m obviously not writing this for my child to read later on. Because you know? That’s a reason why some people start their blogs. For their kids to read later on. REALLY? I don’t get that. Sure he might read it. But listen, I’m hoping that I will be able to instill a good sense of self worth and self assurance in my kid that he won’t care that I told embarrassing stories about him. Because my mom did…and you know what? She didn’t have a blog to write all those stories about me being Wonder Woman, but she had friends, and she had family to tell. And that is essentially what this is. The kid is going to be tortured enough being in this family…my little stories about how he came into my room with his shirt on his legs this morning isn’t going to affect him in the slightest.

I think I’m done apologizing for not writing every day or every week. Because that’s not me. I’m not a writer. I’m me. And I’ll do this blogging thing on my own time when I want to. And you can choose to read it, or not. But I know you will. Because you hang on every word that I write out. I know you do.


4 responses to “(Un)Righteous Indignation

  1. subWOW

    November 10, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    I write for myself too. And I do believe that this is the most important reason for any blogger out there. Probably not so important I guess if you make it big. But the % of bloggers making it big is probably smaller than winning the lottery. LOL. I write so I don’t have to keep stuff inside. I write also because I am not as good expressing myself verbally and writing it out has become some sort of rehearsal for me for when I need to argue with people in real life. It’s all good. 🙂

    • RandaDawn

      November 10, 2010 at 7:25 pm

      Yup. Most of the things that I want to say out loud don’t even make it to the computer page though…because my mind, is a tumble jumble mess most of the time. I know that I keep saying this about writing for myself. I have yet to figure out why, if I’m trying to convince myself or something.
      Thank you for reading and commenting so much. I need to be a better commentor!

  2. fracas

    November 17, 2010 at 9:34 am

    Randa, more people should read your blog instead of all those other ones you mentioned.


    I love you, and how I always know when I click and come here, that I won’t have to read far before I find some piece of wisdom which you seem to think is just your own rantings. “Everyone is trying to out positive everyone else. It’s tiring.” lol… you are so smart! that’s fine too. I don’t even bother to check pagerank and all that anymore. That is the epitome of it all. Everyone is trying to out “something” everyone else. It is tiring.

    And I know I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again. I think you’re much too hard on yourself; you write well enough for people to enjoy reading you and that’s really all that matters.

    Hugs! Luv ya!

    • fracas

      November 17, 2010 at 9:36 am

      rofl. I messed up the middle of the comment! I’m not even going to do that ‘sorry’ thing… ’cause that’s the whole point. It’s not life and death… it’s just a comment. 😉


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