So, as you may have noticed, this blog is not jam-packed with deep thoughtfulness or sharing of my innermost feelings. Mostly it has evolved into 95% funny kid stories and 5% Other Stuff.
This is not because I don’t have a lot to say about stuff other than funny kid stories and Other Stuff, nor that I don’t have a lot of Innermost Feelings. I might even have more innermost feelings than most. And I still write long imaginary blog posts all the time. But I usually don’t type them out, for a few reasons:
-My blog template’s main column is too narrow, making even shortish posts look verbose. (Before you start offering solutions, let me assure you that this is an INSURMOUNTABLE problem.)
-I have many strong opinions, some of them opposite to those held by some of my favorite friends. So maybe it’s best I keep my mouth shut, at least in a context where there’s not as much opportunity for give-and-take.
-I’m too busy
sewing (sigh, I wish) taking excellent care of my beautiful children reading other people’s thoughtful blog posts.
-Thoughtfulness is boring. (Right? Tell me I’m right about this one.)
-Nobody’s paying me to write this blog.
-Innermost feelings expressed become outermost feelings, which, obviously, changes everything.
I guess what all this means is: I need to start a new blog with a wider column.
“And ended up the kind of kid who goes down chutes too narrow”