I love the internet.
I love looking at the list of people who “like” something I post on facebook, because it’s always such a strange conglomeration of people. Old friends and new, liberal and conservative, old and young. I like to imagine that we are all at a party together, laughing at the same joke.
I love peeking into internet corners and finding funny articles and bogus life hacks and beauty and humor.
I quit blogging over a year ago, and I realy liked it. I liked the anonomity. But I find myself wanting to create again, to add to the beautiful side of the internet that I love.
The most frustrating thing about not blogging was when I had opinions. I would lie awake at night, blogging in my head. I wanted to tell someone my opinion because it was RIGHT (obviously) and if only everyone in internet land would know the TRUTH, well, the would would be a better place.
But since I wasn’t blogging, I didn’t share my opinions with anyone besides my mother. And the strangest thing happened. The world kept spinning. Seasons came and went in their usual way. The world was fine.
It was a bitter pill to swallow, but freeing at the same time:
The world does not need to know my opinions.
I think I’ll try blogging again, for a while. I’m going to try to make it about stories, not about opinions.
That’s what I like about the internet. I like the stories, the beauty, the humanity. But I dislike the opinions. On the internet, people can become a faceless opinion, devoid of humanity. I don’t like that.
Welcome back! We’ve missed you 🙂
That would be a jolly thing, to have you back. You’ve been missed. And by the way, the lady in the gorgeous photo in this post? She looks like you.
When I seen your blog post notification in my inbox I was so happy! Welcome back!!! 🙂
I am so glad you are blogging again. I read your book and afterwards found your blog and you had already stopped blogging.
Please blog all the time; that would be awesome. Your posts are similar to your mom’s, but more relatable because you’re closer in age to me. Don’t let her know I said that.
As the others said, welcome back. I like blogged opinions better than in your face in person opinions, because I can ignore them if I want to. I am excited to hear that you will be sharing stories again on your blog. I have missed the stories you posted.
I, for one, am glad to hear you’re back to blogging! 🙂
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 23:33:17 +0000 To: firstname.lastname@example.org