I am still very new to this blogging thing (hey, cut me some slack-I’m over 19!) so I recently discovered that my blog can be rated just like a tv program. Ratings range the same way G , PG, Mature and so on. I never thought much about it before until I started reading some of the other great blogs out there. One in particular stands out but I won’t name her blog for now. She is funny, irreverent, a bit of a smart-alec and she uses the F word a lot. Of course, it follows that I love her stuff. Frequently my thoughts echo hers, and I would love to expound on it in my blog. But her subject matter and manner of delivery is definitely not G-Rated.
When I first started this venture it was with the intent of organizing my thoughts and feelings after a tremendous emotional upheaval that had taken place in my life. At the time I knew that most of my painful thoughts should be kept in a paper journal that could be easily thrown in the fireplace should the need arise (which did eventually). And that this on-line process would be more of a way to occupy lonely nights. One of the things I was “told about” frequently was my penchant to be a “smart-alec” , so that censuring voice was still at work in my head shaping the tone of my posts. Often I would have a thought that I would like to expand but rejected it not understanding why. I am finding it harder to suppress that voice, lately.
So now I have a decision to make…stay G rated and have a wider scope or narrow my focus and speak (more of) my mind. One thing I have learned is to not be in a hurry to implement something new, so for now it is status quo. Perhaps as I learned to do in the real world I will simply learn to pick my battles, and when the right one comes along I will know what to do.