Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Blah Blah Blahg. What to do when you don't have a clue.


As some of you know, or can gather, I am relatively new to the world of blogging.  At the beginning of 2013, I had never read a blog, let alone written one.  I started writing while in Barbados, for a 6 week immersion in the culture, and then on my return to Canada, I was hooked and I just kept going.  As my passion grew, I had ideas for posts flying through my head.  I almost started a blog of ideas to later blog upon.   Occasionally my mind was free and clear of ideas, so I got glimpses of what I now call  My Blah Blah Blahgers Blahk.  I am sure this has been experienced by other people as the momentum slows.  I wasn't quite sure what to do.  I wrote a couple of unpublished posts that I really don't like yet.  I sat and thought and thought, trying to see an interesting viewpoint on something.  I was getting nothing.  I couldn't give up because my kids did tell me, "Blogs don't end". 

So, I decided to take off my Big Girl Thinking Cap.  I  have been reading other blogs by fascinating women.  I am sure there are blogs by fascinating men too, I just haven't delved right in yet.  I have read about the adventures of a beaver "across the pond".  I have read light-hearted blogs that poke fun at our menopausal misgivings.  I have read serious posts about vices to which many of us are drawn.  I have read about the joys of grandparenting.  I relate in some way to every post I have read.

I think I have been inspired sufficiently by the women I read.  I am now ready to just get back into writing.  I have returned to Barbados with my eldest daughter for the next 6 days.  I have even brought a friend.  If  a beaver can go to London, then a monkey should go to Barbados.  I considered taking off my Google Blogger Goggles and let myself have 2 glasses of wine while I write but I feer my righting mite sufrer.  I don't think that is adviseable given the talent of those to whom I look for guidance.

Well, I will muddle over grand ideas and controversial topics.  I will review my feelings on spirituality and consumerism. I will research style trends and money market funds.  I will scour the newspapers for a good grasp on world politics.  I will bring myself up to speed in all things health-related and I will even try to establish a good understanding of the universe and what we are all doing here.  I want to be a source of wisdom and guidance. I hope to command the respect of my peers.  I want to provide anyone who reads my blog with  profound insight the likes of which no one has ever known. I think I am ready.  I think I have what it takes. I know where to start.  I plan to tackle the age old quandry:  "If I am post-menopausal at 51 and someone asks whether I am pregnant, do I try to stand up straight, suck in my stomach and hold back the tears or do I just feel flattered that I look that young???"

 I am such a pathological optimist, sitting here happily looking through a half full, rose-coloured glass.
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