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I wonder why it is that life is like blogging? I find myself hanging back in places where there are a lot of commenters, just like in life because I don't do well in crowds. I feel I have nothing original to add and they won't notice me in amongst hundreds of other voices. And I do like to be noticed if I'm honest! Also I prefer a personal relationship where they respond.
So I am attracted to the smaller less recognised more personal blogs. Often the big blogs are just better at publicity rather than content anyway!
I also have a lemming resistant gene, so if something seems popular I instinctively run in the other direction. I am compulsively original! Almost pathologically so! This isn't always healthy and I do miss out at times.
I like to create and follow original ideas. It gives me such a buzz. Like exploration when travelling...seeing what lies beyond the bend. There is a freshness with a newly minted idea. A whiff of composted earth. An excitement embodied within.
Rereading this I see I am equating small with original which is interesting. Of course large successful blogs can contain originality! Maybe what I mean is I prefer newly discovered to established. I like the trembling fiddle head of the fern frond emerging. However I adore rocks and trees. Hmmm.
It could be the noisy environments I eschew. Rocks and trees have a calm presence in spite of their size. In fact there is a special magnificence embodied in a quiet giant, like a large choir singing softly. Are there any quiet giant blogs?
I think sometimes we quieter people feel we shouldn't speak up because we have nothing to say. I say, rubbish! The soft voice is often a well thought through voice that is worth taking the time to listen to.
So I want to encourage all you softer voices...keep gently making your presence known!
I will continue to put out my original work, trying to create something of lasting beauty for the world. My blog keeps me connected with others, and gives me a reason to create. It is a record of our lives for the future and an archive of my work for my kids if noone else :-D
I like to think it embodies all I admire, being quietly original and personal, full of newborn beauty and quirky fun. I hope you do too!
breakfast at 9am
in the sun
on a busy working day
traffic whirring past
as I dig into my toast
and the contrast serves
to magnify the cosiness
makes the tea taste better
tiny milk bottle
refractions on the table
sitting in the corner
of Cornerstone Cafe
in the sun
I hope you enjoyed my lying-in-bed-on-Saturday-morning thoughts!
Til next time, keep on creating and showing your beauty to the world.