So Jen of Saying Yeshad this to say:
Are we bringing our pearls to the table or are we spreading out the twisted, contorted parts that we feel we can’t show polite society? Do our true selves show up or our alter egos for better or worse? Maybe while heading out on our journey of expression and discovery, we discover that what is oh so sweet is not out here, but is right in our backyard.
While she was discussing how blogging has become a chore lately. I couldn’t agree more. I started blogging as a distraction/grief exercise (even if I didn’t admit to it at the time). It has morphed and changed into half a dozen different things, including Ask a Bastard and Sunday Morning Crazy–two things that are squarely in the “Chore” category.
I’d like to think that I could use blogging to help me with grad school apps–to use that journey of self discovery to help me write a killer statement–but in truth I’ve used it to avoid things. Now avoiding things has become a blog-based-chore.
Granted, Jen’s posted an update today that I haven’t read. I’m still stuck on “blogging as chore” idea.