Monday, January 31, 2011

How Much Is Too Much?

Sometimes, blogging is addictive, and sometimes, it isn't. Sometimes, I love
it, and sometimes, I hate it. :) Some folks blog about everything under the
sun: what they are doing, what they have done, what they will do, and how
they feel about it all. Some folks only blog about their job or a particular
interest. Here's my problem, what all should I blog about?

I'm a Christian, an oldtime Christian. Y'all know that. I mean, like, duh,
it's the title of this blog. Right? lol So, should I only blog about topics
relating to Christianity?

Something else y'all more than likely know about me, I'm an author. I'd
rather call myself just a writer, but I have published a couple of books,
even though they aren't popular best sellers. So, I reckon being just a
writer is a thing of the past. I love to write, and I love to read. I love a
good story, no matter where it comes from: books, songs, blogs, newspaper
articles of human interest stories. You name it, I love knowing about people
and places. I'm always reading blogs and articles on ways to improve as a
writer, and lately, when I read a book for pleasure, I inevidably notice
what the author has done in his or her book and wonder how to do the same so
that possibly one day later on I too can have a bestseller with my name on
the cover. Ok, so that sentence will not win any awards, but y'all know what
I mean. Right? I also like to see what doesn't work in a book, and I try not
to do the things that bore me in a story. So, should I only blog about being
an author?

I am a singer, a song writer and I like to play the piano. I play by ear, so
I don't say I am a pianist, but I do love it. I don't write songs, often,
but there are a few that the Lord has given me. So, being a lover of music
and believing that God wants me to share it, I have had a CD made and plan
to do it again, soon. So, should I only blog about my music?

On top of all that, I am a minister's wife and a mom of two little girls. I
love to bake and enjoy crocheting, but I will be the first to admit, I am in
no way shape or form very good at any one of the accomplishments mentioned
in this post. I'm just trying, just dabbling in several things, in hopes
something will turn out right. Ok, so that's not quite true, but close
enough.

So, what do I blog about? What do you, my wonderful readers want to hear? Do
you want to hear about my books? Do you want me to post excerpts? Do you
want to know about the books I read and why? Do you want to know more about
my music, crocheting, baking or parenting? How about my marriage? That post
I wrote a few weeks ago was an eye-opener and a shocker for me as well as
many of you, I'm sure.

Here's another thing, that most of you probably know. I'm blind. Yep,
totally sightless, without vision, blind as a bat, blah blah blah. Can't see
a thing. Have plastic fake eyes, in fact. Had to take them out so my girls
would believe me when I told them I couldn't see to read them a print book.
Haha, my 3 year old said, "Mommy, that's nasty!" lol

So, would you rather hear about life as a blind person...oops! That's not
politically correct. What I meant to ask is, "Would you all like to hear
what life is like for a woman who is blind?"

Over the past 2 years or so that I have been blogging, I have written about
all of the aspects of my life that I can think of, from blindness, to my
faith in God, to crocheting, and of course, my books. But, how much
information is too much? What do you not want to read about? What would keep
you coming back for more, and what would keep you from coming back ever
again?

Before you say anything, and I hope you do comment on this entry, I do want
to warn you. My answers to your questions might surprise you. You think you
have me figured out, think again. There is more to me than reading, writing,
music, crocheting, baking and being a wife and mom. My taste in books, for
instance, will make some Christians think I'm a heathen. Do I need to
change? Yes, and God is helping me, but I can't change what i have already
read. My taste in music is the same, odd. I have a crazy sense of humor that
not very many people understand. I laugh at the silliest stuff. I'm a bit
rude, sometimes, especially when people ask dumb questions. But, there is
hope, because when I'm feeling rude, God is merciful and will help me be
nice. He has on more than one occasion.

Oh yeah, I forgot, there are no dumb questions, that was just the rudeness
coming out. Seriously, though, ask away. I tend to be nicer online than in
person, cause I actually have time to think and pray about my answers,
whereas in public, I do not. I will answer anything...I think, just keep in
mind, I thought the comedian Bill Ingvall was funny when he said, "Here's
your sign."

Ok, time to wrap up this random, weird blog entry. My honey is on his way
home with dinner, chocolate milk and allergy meds, so I need to get finished
and go. Chocolate milk is for Kierstin and Faith...mostly Kierstin or she
will cry real bad. The meds are for the girls, along with happy meals from
McDonalds...and don't you say anything, cause I'm not in the mood to cook
dinner today. Dinner for me, if he remembered what I said, will be an
italian bmt with provolone (not spelled right), lettuce and mayo. YUM!
Should I have sweet tea with dinner? Yep, I should.

Well, till Wednesday, when I will post another article from my Poetic
Monthly days, y'all take care and stay dry. Oh yeah, and remember, jesus
loves you, no matter where you've been, what you've done or who you done it
to.

3 comments:

  1. LOL Shannon you sound like me! You're me inspiration, Lass! hehe

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  2. I have been reading your blog ever since I found out about it when you posted an entry in the Blindness Blog for Anita, and I love it. I think you should continue blogging the way you do right now, by writing a little of everything: your Christian values, writing, life as a parent and woman who is blind and any of your other interests. Since I am a blogger myself, I have found that blogs which have a lot of variety are the most interesting to read. That's what I love about blogging. You can write what you want, when you want, making blogging something that suits me well since I echo the sentiments you expressed in a previous post, meaning that I don't like to follow rules! LOL.

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  3. Allison, thanks for the comment. So glad you're reading my blog! I enjoy it, but sometimes, it's hard to come up with what to write about. I do like to spice it up with different things, what my kids are saying or doing, what I think about something or other, things like that. I'm going to be posting a blog about music starting Monday, so I hope you'll come back and read it.

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