My blog is staring at me again.
Sometimes that BLOG takes on a life of its own. I’m living my life, minding my own business, when I pass by the computer. It is menacing. It’s watching me. “What do you want?” I say.
Hey, there’s a Blog in here, you know.
I know, I know. I started it after all. I maintain it, I write in it. What’s your point, exactly?
Huh! You haven’t posted for three days! You know what “they” say. If you post less than 3 times a week, you might lose readership!
First of all, who asked YOU to be my conscience? Did you SEE the “Blogging Without Obligation” button I put in your sidebar? And besides, you know I don’t blog for readership, primarily, but to express my thoughts and opinions. I get brain-clog, unless I empty it regularly.
Brain-clog–that’s for sure! Feeling a little clogged right now, by chance?
Leave me alone!
So, you’re telling me you don’t CARE if anyone reads your blog or not?
I’m not saying that! I said I don’t blog PRIMARILY for readers, not that I don’t like them.
Look, human. I know you pretty well by now. I happen to know you just LOVE getting comments and you LOVE commenting almost as much!
Well, yeah. I like to meet people from all over the world, and exchange thoughts and opinions, so what? Who are YOU, anyway? Whoever heard of someone’s blog talking to them? I created you! I made you what you are today!
Oh, don’t get all ‘Pygmalion’ on me. I’ve had to put up with your so-called “belief system” all this time. “Everything is conscious”, you say. “There’s a little of the divine in everyone and everything.” Whether I’m a “one” or a “thing”, that means me, too, bucko.
“Bucko”? I don’t have to take this! All you are, after all, is a receptacle for anything I happen to want to write about. Who, or What do you think you ARE, lecturing me like this?
Well, we went on that way for a while. I finally got the blog to be quiet and stop bugging me. I think it does feel neglected. The past couple of days when I turned on the computer, I just didn’t even want to look at the blog. I’d been around a lot of people and activities, lately, and was surprised to find that I “needed some space” –even from the blog! I like to hibernate a bit, when I’ve been around a lot of manic energy. I thought the blogosphere was an exception to this tendency, though. It doesn’t make noise, unless I click on a video or audio link. It doesn’t demand instant answers. It lets me think things through, while patiently waiting–at least it had done until now! I’ll have to consider a new phase in arranging my life. In the meantime, I’ve sent the blog over to “Cheezburger“. It loves those LOLCats.