I’m terrible at joining communities online, unless I start them myself. (Ha ha, what does that say about me?)
But Melissa of Stirrup Queens always has new ideas to build community, and this one had special appeal to me. The idea of #Microblog Mondays is to post something once a week on our blogs that we would normally do on social media. And theoretically this will inspire us to all come back to blogging. Melissa’s idea is so idealistic, crazy, and ultimately hopeless, that I just knew I had to join up.
Take anything you would have thrown up on Facebook or Twitter or Instagram and place it on your blog. A passing thought. What you did over the weekend. What you’re looking forward to during the week. What you’re worried about. The strangest thing you observed on your way to work. The funny thing your kid said. A great picture you took during a hike. A funny picture you forgot about until you found it while looking for something else.
You can read more at her blog.
OK, here’s my one paragraph post that I would normally put on Facebook. Be glad that I am not boring you with it over there.
While I enjoy writing these Fictional Characters of New York that are flooding my blog lately, I am fully aware that I am hiding behind them. It’s as if I don’t know how to write a blog anymore. A personal blog is not a memoir. And I don’t want to create some sort of two-dimensional character that is a stand-in for the authentic self. I just don’t feel safe being myself with you, because I don’t know who you are.