Okey-Dokey – Now that I’ve committed the unpardonable sin of showing up after being MIA for long time, likey-liking and blogging in the comments section of my long time
(ahem! that was supposed to read, ‘bloggy pals”. Curse auto spelling or auto correct or me own fingers while I’m lost in my head, while typing….),
….culled the following list of folks that haven’t posted since 2016 and whom I wonder if they are still alive, still writing, still around AND then, came back to my beloved, WP Admin screen that I really prefer to ‘distraction free/block editing world” …
I figure out…
Hmm…I actually wrote some this winter, here, I just never published…
Here’s the Posts Titles going in File 13
- The Farce of “Just Say No”
- Tales from La-De-Dah-Land
- Um…yeah…you’re a tool, ya know?
I just re-read them and, while I still feel as I did when I first wrote them, and, to be truthful and transparent about who I am today, rather than just who I was when I first wrote them, I have to say,
Um…Yup…still feel the same way, but really, did I have to be so harsh about it all?
And my quiet answer is,
Yes – so what? You titled your blog to cover all bases – you have an About page that lays it out – your bloggy pals know you’ll report back if you actually change your stubborn mind about something/anything, like EVER…they KNOW you and your errant ways!!! AND you’ve put up “Warning! I most likely will offend you before it’s all over….” signs all over you, your physical space, your online life, etc. What else need be done?
But in the end, nope, not publishing, instead, deleting them forever –
(I can delete with easy heart and good cheer, cuz if I ever re-think my life choices, like this one, the originals are saved elsewhere, doncha know – I have some cool tools and back up drives and what not, JUST in case I change my mind 10 years later and decide to come clean about changing my mind….- 🙂
Ahh…the simple grace and peace of coming here to bloggy world –
In the end, all I know is my sojourn into 2.5 second world (everyday) and my sojourn into trying to understand Quick and Free, Social Media, as well as the hydra known as Cyberland, well…
The journey has left me all bruised, battered and sore in my soul, my brain, my heart, etc.
And so, I guess, in the end, I shall sink or swim, with my enlightened attitude or stubborn ways – as the case may be –
Let the torch and pitchfork mob headed for my house commence!
My inner me, whispers to me as I prepare to ‘Trash/Permanently Delete….”
As I re-read each draft (much like I did earlier this past year, with 13 other drafts or so – I found myself asking myself tonight, the same question I’ve asked often since 2010 – across all platforms and work done for customers
If you hit publish – are you adding to the problem or trying to work towards a solution?
I came full circle to the same realization –
Once the words are out there – you will either pay for your stupidity or non-coolness- or non-getting with the program, OR you’ll find those who you like connecting with –
(Yup, have to share the clip – “It’s Already Out There!” – 🙂
In the end….
I find myself right back to the same conversation I had with a co-worker in the late 1990s, who was upset the powers that be didn’t ‘like her’ when all she was trying to do is save them from massive trouble because they mis-spent grant money funds – –
My one question to her was…
“So the folks you think are playing it sloppy, loose or are outright crooks, don’t like you – so what? If you think they are crooks, wouldn’t it worry you some if they DID like you?”
Sigh – and I can, now that whole reminder to myself, is summed up in my mind, go ahead and trash the 3 rambling, long, whiney-whine drafts that have been sitting here pending – cuz in the end, I can come up with examples of such things, in real-time, every damn day of my existence….
…but in my soul, the answer remains ever the same…..until the answer changes 🙂