Recently, I accidentally deleted all of the content in my “Seedlings” draft within my blog. I was innocently reviewing it for the millionth time, in an attempt to mine for some writing gold, and while going crazy with cutting and pasting content into other drafts I started, suddenly it was all gone. Blank as hell.
So now I’m sorta starting at square one. I do have a few little nuggets of the content from my “Seedlings” draft tucked into a few different other drafts, but the vast majority of it is gone. As if it never existed.
This means that I have to take a serious gander at the 15 other blog posts I’ve started and stopped. This is something I am starting to do at this moment in time. We’ll see where it goes.
But for now, let me get a few random things off my chest. A few (which is all I have left) “seedlings”, if you will. Thoughts and feelings that have been rattling about in my brain and in my heart. Some things I want to expand upon on this blog when I’m feeling gutsy. Or overwhelmed. Or thoughtful and pensive.
- Observation about myself: Negative people suck me dry. I need to find ways to fill up my soul and creative spirit directly after being immersed in their gloomy muck for more than 2 hours (give or take).
- I ought to write a post about expressions. Ones I frequently use, ones I hate, and ones I ought to use more. Considering the times and all.
- Why I almost titled my blog “Dumb Ass 2 Wise Swan”.
- Sometimes I wonder if other bloggers tell people that they have a blog. I generally don’t. But why?
- I hope that we can all agree that no one, regardless of political party, gender identity, sexual orientation, weight, economic status, or emoji preferences when texting friends or family should be judged for expressing their opinions or interacting with others in a manner authentic to themselves. With the exception of those who have committed a crime or were intentionally cruel to another human being. Then all bets are off, IMHO.
- I have a very strong urge to pen a political post. I’ve been suppressing it for some time now. I’m feeling overwhelmed (I’m guessing I am in good company, right?) by the barrage of bad news lately. Overwhelmed by the seemingly never-ending joke of a presidency we are subjected to on the daily. However, I feel like if I did go hog-wild with my political opinions, 1) I’d for the most part be preaching to the choir, 2) it would not have a positive impact on the world at large, and 3) my Facebook blogger’s group might kick me out. So, at least for the time being, I will refrain from publishing purely political posts. The one thing I will say, which is of the utmost importance is this: VOTE! Our futures, as well as our children’s and their children’s futures, depend on this one simple thing.
- In keeping with the random, unexpected, stream-of-consciousness theme I’ve got going here, I am publishing this post today. The day I started it and the day I finished it, instead of sticking with my regular Wednesday morning time slot. I think I’ve only done that once or twice since I started blogging. So here’s to shaking things up a little!
4 thoughts on “Seedlings and Randomness”
Love this. I love a little randomness and spontaneity in posts, but I don’t seem to allow myself that. I still feel like my posts need to be proper essays, even though no one is grading this stuff! And, I feel like readers want more off-the-cuff honesty than an essay can readily offer. Well done shaking things up!
Thank you! I was kind of all over the place but felt compelled to purge yesterday.
First off, sorry you lost your seedlings. That’s gotta suck.
Secondly, good on you for getting this out and shaking things up a bit. Maybe losing your seedlings has a bright side.
Thirdly, sometimes I feel compelled to write about matters of faith, but have the same misgivings as you do writing about politics. On the one hand, they’re our blogs and we should have the freedom to do what we want. On the other hand, we have an audience who has come to expect certain things from us. I have no answers to this, just thoughts.
Exactly. Sometimes I worry too much about how my thoughts are going to be perceived, and sometimes I don’t worry about it enough. There’s a big learning curve with this blogging thing for me, that’s for sure!
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