Thursday, April 22, 2010

She's Baaaaaaaaaaack!

All of the sudden she's posting again.  What is UP with that?

Turns out, I'm an all-or-nothing kind of girl.  This whole casual "I'll just post when I feel I've got something really good to say"  didn't work out so well for me.  Because guess what?  Most times I don't feel I've got anything good to say.

Now the fact that I go ahead and post blogs may seem to contradict that.  But really, in truth, every time I hit the ol' Publish Post button, I think to myself 'Yep..... and someone else probably has said that better.'  (Usually it's Heather over at Extraordinary Ordinary.)

So yeah, turns out the Post When the Spirit Moves You policy ensures that I post....never.

But folks, the absence from Facebook during Lent was G-R-I-M.  I may do a post at some point about why it ended up being an incredibly meaningful exercise, but for now we'll just say that All Work and No Facebook Makes Kirsten a Dull Blogger.

I knew I was addicted loved-in-a-healthy-way this Social Media stuff, but I hadn't ever really put my finger on what it added to my existence.  Apparently, Facebook is the way I think - out loud, with lots of people invited to comment. It seems that Facebook is my filter for the world right now:  through the simple interface I hear about breaking news stories, individual triumphs both large and small, and intriguing ideas are hatched as I scroll through posts and status updates.

This is all to say that the blog is a way to talk to you, about the things we're all thinking about.  The blog is a way to hear your response to my inner dialogue: a filter, if you will, to let me process my ideas and find out if they're just plain crazy talk.  I thought, at first, that I only blogged for myself, just to get the thoughts out of my head.   This week, though, it seems like a few of the posts have maybe rung true.  I've had comments that thanked me for honesty, for calling out truth that maybe we'd rather not deal with.

Quite simply, this made me happy.  I like that being honest, being plain-spoken, and being true to the voices in my head [ahem] reaches people, and generates a response.   

So I'll keep posting.  It's good to be back.  It's good to hear from y'all.  Keep it up, m'kay?


Cheryl said...

I, for one, am SO glad you're back! You always have something to say, whether you believe it or not - and you say it in a way that's so unique to YOU. Which is why I keep coming back. That, and I heart you!

LoveFeast Table said...

Talk straight from the hip is so refreshing! Keep it coming!!

Lori-Anne said...

Even when you don't have anything "profound" to say, it's always a good read.

Heather of the EO said...

You crack me up. And make so much sense to me at the same time.

And thank you for saying that thing about how I say stuff. But it's not true. You are a woman of beautiful words, don't forget it.

Diane said...

i couldn't agree more. blogging is a catharsis. and it's a way to have a virtual community when you aren't in a position to have a real one. i value each and every person who visits my blog because it makes be feel a lot less "far away from home"---so it's good you've finished your commitment for lent and are back on the journey to self-awareness through your virtual dialogue! btw happy saturday sharefest!

Amanda said...

I love your blog. I don't know how on Earth you find the time to post so often and with such well-composed and coherent thoughts, but it makes me happy to know that most days I can visit Nilsen Life and there'll be something new and interesting to read.

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