Tuesday, 28 May 2013
To blog or not to blog....
.....that is the question.
I enjoy reading blogs, especially well written ones. I like to read what others have to say about all sorts of things. Other peoples thoughts on life are interesting to me.
I have a lot to say about many things (not all of it educated, informed or even interesting and a lot of it involving a wide range of swear words!) but I have a lot to say. I guess that's why one of the words most commonly used to describe me is 'gobby.'
I'm not sure if it's meant as an insult but I don't take it as such. I have opinions and I am not shy of telling people what they are, as my long suffering husband will testify. I do like to think that I am willing to listen to others opinions too, especially those which have been researched and carefully considered. So when a few people suggested I start a blog, I thought 'yeah, why not, how hard can it be? I can say what I want to say, when I want to say it.' That's like a version of Heaven to me!!
Only problem is, when I actually sat down to start writing, my mind went blank. What can I write about? What makes me think anyone is going to be interested in what I have to say? Heck, what do I even HAVE to say? This blogging thing isn't easy, trust me!
I am sure in time that a gobby cow like me will find rants and ramblings actually do come easy. Look at all the fodder I have. Autism, politicians, welfare reforms, wilful ignorance about disability, rude people, nice people, global warming, Boyzone ( only joking!!, Well, I might mention them once or twice!) teenagers, social media, the list is endless.
So if you are interested in reading the ramblings of a 40 something autism mum, I'm your blogger!
I hope you will join me, because if no one does, it's akin to me having a conversation with myself sitting on my sofa. Scarily, I do that often, although much of the time the conversation is actually with my 17 year old or my nearly 4 year old, but I might as well be conversing with myself for all the response I get! Unless of course the words 'pizza' or 'chocolate' are mentioned then suddenly they are all ears.
Back to the original question though, to blog or not to blog. In a conversation with myself on the sofa last night we unanimously decided to give it a go. So here I am, and I hope you are here too. If you are, then thank you for your company and if you aren't, well, I can say what I like about you because you won't see it anyway! Unless someone tells you. But the first rule of being a blog reader is 'What happens on the blog stays on the blog.' At least I think that's what it was. Maybe it was 'Don't talk about anyone in case someone tells them and you get into hot water.'
I think I need to have a conversation with myself about it.
Until next time.....