Today is the day I reach 100 followers! I realized this after my 99th follower became a follower…I feel kinda bad about that one. I was so excited to do my Friday flip off blog hop (Thanks Gigi!) That I rushed thru three things, had a brain freeze and hit post , only to then seconds later think of at least four other things I had wanted to flip off and didn’t! But edit is not my friend, I am a total spur of the moment can’t wait to edit or photo shop anything before putting it all out there for the world to see. Miss Impatience.
Ok so anyway, I rush off to read all of the other Friday flip offs because I love reading about what other people flip off about and I come across three blogs that do not have flip offs posted. They linked up but didn’t flip off! Instead of just moving on to the next blog my evil twin decides she must play blogger police and leave comments to these bloggers that are not playing by the rules. What is this, 3rd grade? I move on and then get an email about my behavior and I start to feel bad. It’s not even MY blog hop..why did I do that? What a way to get more followers eh? Sorry to you ladies that I did that to this morning.
A little bit about me to the new followers …I started blogging on Myspace several years ago. It was a great place to write. I’d write poems, life stories, love letters, adventures. It was a “high” when I’d get comments that people could relate or find humor in what I had written.Then I moved on to facebook and would write in the “notes” section. That was great but not quite the blogging experience I was looking for. I found blogger not so long ago and so far am happy with the fit. I blog when I want to, I do blog hops to meet new and interesting bloggers. In the early days I’d follow almost anyone but quickly realized that this isn’t necessary, there truly are blogs I’d rather read over others. I still have not figured out how to “un-follow” so my blog list is rather long. Now I take more time to look over blogs that I follow. I am sorry but if your blog is all about God, or babies, or politics, I probably won’t find much in common with you. Post a few pics of your dogs however and you’ve got a friend in me! LOL make it a dachshund and BONUS I’ll hang on your every post in case you mention your dog or throw in a picture. Don’t get me wrong it’s not that I don’t have God in my life…I just call her “Spirit” and believe actions speak more loudly than a book, and I love babies but I do not have children and can’t always relate to the content of every day life as a mom, and we don’t even need to get into politics. I’ll just say I love Obama..and was a republican my entire life until the last election. I liked Bush for a long time too….what is my favorite saying..When we know better we do better”
I Hate labeles…but if you must put one on me let me give you a few….sister, daughter, niece, aunt, lesbian, femme, little girl,girlfriend, best friend, writer, photographer, comedian, mother of five furchildren.
Wow, this is getting to be a long blog..are you still reading?
Something that comes up a lot in my family is the subject of putting too much out on the Internet. My partner doesn’t like that I’ve posted so many pictures on facebook of her. My family says the same thing. I really should respect that they maybe are serious and don’t want it all out there but they are mostly good pictures and a document of our history. I love sharing my life and that is part of it. It hurts my feelings to think of taking the pictures down. If someone doesn’t like a picture and asks me to I will take it down.
I didn’t much see the harm in posting pictures, stories, journals.
And then this week some jet blue employee had a bad day. He got on the loud speaker , said some bad words, deployed the emergency slide and left his job with a bang. He went to jail. The media went crazy trying to find out everything about him. On the news last night I saw his high school yearbook picture, the clubs he belonged to in high school, his myspace posts and pictures, his ex-wife, his current gay partner and anyone that knows him is talking about him. So I start to worry…what if I go crazy at the supermarket and make national news for something..hey it could happen! What would they find to say about me? My twitter posts that Elizabeth on the View is a nit wit? My facebook status celebrating California's stay on gay marriage? My blog of Friday Flip offs?? Oh my gosh. I’d better make sure I don’t do anything crazy. And to think our worries used to be only about clean underwear.