Friday, April 18, 2008

Please Excuse The Interruption

I apologize for my brief hiatus from blogging. I’d like to explain….When I started a blog I just thought it’d be something fun and entertaining. In addition, I’d be able to post pictures and keep people up to date on what’s going on in our lives, especially those far away. Lives are filled with ups and downs, so I knew my rants/vents would also be posted here. I’ve lived by the mantras, “Be true to yourself” or “Be who you are,” my entire life. Although it’s much easier just to be agreeable and go with the flow, that’s not how I roll.

Since having the blog I’ve found that I do not get many comments. That’s cool with me. I don’t want/need comments. Once again, this is an outlet for me and my thoughts. I have found however that most anytime I have a “controversial” subject I always have someone there to debate my stance on an opinion or thought. I just want to get my thought(s) out there, to release it from my mind, only to find that I feel like I then have to defend my viewpoint. In addition, most times these comments are from anonymous posters, who I’m sure I do actually know, but they choose not to put their information. It’s a blog, I get it. I put my feelings out there. Anyone can read it, anyone can comment. Freedom of speech. As I’ve stated in previous posts, I don’t expect people to agree with me on everything. If that were the case the world would be a dull place, but at the same time sometimes I just want to blog and let it all out.

Back to the hiatus….I’m not going to lie, the build up of these “anonymous” comments sidelined me. I went through various emotions ranging from sadness to anger. I finally came to my realization that it was time to step back from blogging. Meaning no real posts until I had enough time to collect my thoughts and think about it with a rational mind. Throughout this time I came up with a variety of possible solutions. One-just post pictures and pretend that our lives our continuous bliss. Sorry, that’s not my way of life or thinking and to do so I believe isn’t being true to my lifelong mantra and myself. Two-not to blog and just keep a personal journal. Easy, but as stated above, one of the reasons I blog is to keep others up to date on what’s going on. Having already had people ask, “Why aren’t you blogging?” I don’t think it’s fair to leave them high and dry. In addition, I enjoy other individuals' blogs so I can only assume that there's at least one person out there that enjoys this blog in some way, and it's just one small way I can "give back." Three-Just use Twitter. I think this is a great service that allows me to post random thoughts but it doesn’t allow space for lengthy thoughts. Four-make people sign in for their comments and just let loose. Yep, this is the one I’m going to go with.

So, you may see some things changing around the blog. If you choose to post you must make an account with Google/Blogger or any of the other options listed. I apologize for the inconvenience to those that find this a hassle. I encourage those who truly want to comment and are intimidated with making an account. You can sign up without making an actual blog and the sign up process is quite simple if you follow the directions. Another change you may find is that this will be a no holds barred blog. I’m going to say what I want to say and how I want to say it. Subjects may range from running, to the weather, to my rants. They may be positive, they may be negative. They may be full of flowery language, they may contain cuss words. You can choose to read or not. You can choose to comment or not. The choice is yours. It’s time to let loose and hopefully have a little fun.

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. ~Dr. Seuss


Mrs. Roth said...

Amen Heidi. I respect your honesty and applaud it. You go girl!!!. I blog to keep family updated. so when I don't post, I am just experiencing daily life with nothing to report. But I truly enjoy reading yours and other family members to keep in the loop. Take care sweetie. You should be so proud of yourself because you keep reaching all your goals you set for yourself. How about treating yourself to a spa day and a wonderful dinner at your most favorite place to eat. Just spoil your self rotten. You deserve it.

svelizhenry said...

Hey Bug!
Good to see you back. The word says, " For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. A good person brings good things out of a good treasure, and the evil person brings evil things out of an evil treasure."
Matthew 12:34b&35
What that scripture means in today's verbiage is, you're just keepin' it "real" and one's true identity will be revealed in what comes forth once they open their mouth.
You are a wonderful person. Keep being "true to yourself." You have a lot to be proud of. I'm proud of you! I'm proud of the Boy too. God bless you both.

ps. Did you try the color?

Jan said...

Yeah, you're back. Missed the blog. What else do us old people have to do with our lives, than to peek into everyone elses lives and see what is going on in the world. Truthfully, I really did miss your posts and keeping up with all that is going on in your lives. I'm glad you took a step back and won't let "anonomous" dictate what you enjoy doing. I have always encouraged you to be true to yourself. Besides, we are use to your "rants". (kidding!)
With the nice weather, I think we all feel like we have gotten a kick start and are ready to get going. You are doing phenomenally on your running. Keep up the good work.

Jen said...

Yippe, Heidi is back!