I was very upset yesterday when I got an email from Lynn at Sprigs that she was closing her blog.
I met Lynn (Dana) online last December when I was writing some posts for Blogebrity. Before meeting her, I interacted mostly with bloggers who were like me in writing style. Lynn introduced me to a new group of bloggers — those who wrote poetry and “Sunday Scribblings” and made jewelry and talked about creativity and did yoga and were into stuff that I would have made fun of a year ago. Bloggers like Blue Poppy, Be Present, Be Here, Ink on My Fingers, and so many others I now read all the time.
I’m not going to lie and say I don’t roll my eyes at times when some poem gets all “new agey” or emotional, but I’m not intimidated anymore by these creative writers. These are EXACTLY the type of women that I would be afraid of talking to in my college English classes, thinking I was too lowbrow. But I was an idiot. There is no single TYPE of person. And just because you’re artsy doesn’t mean you can’t have a sense of humor — even if you do spend a lot of time meditating in the nude under the night moon. Sometimes, an artsy woman can even surprise you (like finding out one participates in roller derby).
Lynn helped me “class up” my blog up. I wrote a few bad poems. Without her, I would be writing about my penis in every post. Instead, I’m now writing weepy, unfunny posts like this which are only going to get me a lower rating with Bloglaughs.
Thanks a lot, Lynn! Keep in touch.
Over lunch today, I told a friend of mine about being upset over Lynn and her blog.
“Over some blogger?” he asked. “What’s the big deal? You don’t even KNOW this person!”
That’s true. I don’t really know most of you.
But that didn’t stop someone as cool as Jody from Lindbergh’s Crossing from sending me some Fall leaves.
No, I don’t mean photos of Fall leaves. I mean real live GEORGIA FALL LEAVES in the mail!
(a little Georgia Fall in Los Angeles)
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