Sunday, March 15, 2009

Substance and proper blog self esteem

I have been thinking a lot lately about why I just post random snippets of stuff on my blog but never really take the things that are on my mind and flesh them out into a coherent or truly worthwhile post.

Granted, most of this is just based on me comparing my blog with others (and as Chris & Becky have pointed out, blogs aren't necessarily supposed to be holistic representations of our characters), so I don't suppose it holds much water in the end.

I post what I feel like posting on here and express what naturally comes out at the time. No boundaries, rules, or formalities.

And that is just fine with me.

I like having a casual blog. It suits me. I like knowing that this blog is always here for whatever I feel like posting on it. If profundity flows, then that's fine. If its simple (or even trite), that is fine too.

I just need to quit letting myself be so influenced by my perception of what others are looking for in my blog or what they think it should be.

It is what it is.


  1. It's great in my book. To paraphrase Mr. Rogers, "Every blog is special, every blog is fine. You blog is special and so is mine." I used to wonder how he could think that eveyone is special. But I came to see that he really believed it--about people that is. To he honest, I think the Tommy Blog is a keeper, but by far the greatest thing about it is the guy who writes it. :) Keep at it.

  2. Amen, Tommy. Why must blogs be so terribly self-conscious? When you want to express yourself, let it be. Let it be, let it be, whisper words of wisdom, let it be. (those words start to look strange when you write them repeatedly, by the way) Anyways, random...

  3. Be yourself Tommy. Deep, light, profound, trivial. It's life, it's all of us. Your way is best for you.

  4. I like your blog. I like you. I like your banana bread. I'd REALLY like you if you'd send me the recipe!

  5. Bleh. I was trying to come up with some witty way of saying "thanks for you comments" but it's late and I'm drawing a blank.

    So, I'll just stick with: Thanks for your comments.

    (@Becky. I think Halle would like the recipe as much as anyone! I'm not sure what recipe I used and I generally am pretty liberal with sticking to what the recipe actually says, but I'll see what I can do.)