I’m terrible at joining communities online, unless I start them myself. Â (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. Â The idea of #Microblog Mondays is to post something once a week on our blogs that we would normally do on social media. Â And theoretically this will inspire us to all come back to blogging. Â 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.Â A passing thought.Â What you did over the weekend.Â What youâ€™re looking forward to during the week.Â What youâ€™re worried about.Â The strangest thing you observed on your way to work.Â The funny thing your kid said.Â A great picture you took during a hike.Â 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. Â 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. Â 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.