Today was a good day. I slept in so late. I got up and made pancakes, bacon and eggs, talked to some wonderful friends on the phone, watched the Seahawks play the Bears, and generally sat around on my duffer drinking coffee.
I guess what I really want to say is that I'm not exactly sure who reads this blog. I don't really know my audience. But I do know that people are reading it. Its a little pressure. What if I took a break, what if I didn't write anything interesting. I mean, I don't know where all this is going. I guess it is a good way to keep in touch with people. That's a good thing I suppose. So if you read back over the last few months there is a lot of fluffy stuff like that, which is fine. But if you read back you will see a lot of serious stuff, a lot of poetry, a lot of song lyrics and a lot of creative writing. I feel like there are two types of blogs stuck in this one. I don't know what people want to hear about from up here. Like I should make a secret blog for just my art you know? There is a lot of stuff I want to say but can't because I don't know how much this space has been compromised. Students could read it, people at my district office could read it. I mean I am definitely not down with "the man." But I also don't want to stop writing. I just want you all to know that I'm sorry if this blog is too fluffy for you. Likewise, I'm sorry if it is too artsy for you. Either way its the way it has to be because I don't think I could forgive myself for having two blogs. This one will have to stay PG-13 for now I guess.
That being said, who are you readers? I don't want to be self absorbed but really. Here's my best guess of the people who read this blog. My parents and family, members of my family that my mom has told, people at my Dad's work, people at my Mom's work, my brother and some of his friends at school, some of my friends (but not as many as you would think), some fellow teachers in Bethel, some of my students, some of my former students, and maybe some random people I cannot fathom. If this is the case, then why don't people comment? I do get comments. I am very happy with the people that do. But if you've gone through the trouble to read the blog you might as well click the comment button at the bottom of the post and take the 30 seconds to tell me I'm crazy or stop whining or thats interesting or something you think of. I am not talking to people who comment on my blog regularly, I'm talking about all you
other readers that never say anything. I mean this isn't some elite place, this space needs input otherwise I am going to run out of inspiration. When people ask me to write about something or comment it helps me better serve the readers. I've already written one of these pleas for comments posts a while back and it didn't seem to make a very large impact, I'm not going to write one again. But if I am spending all this time (consequently I have a lot to spend) and you are reading all this product then why don't we all get together and make this blog less about me and more about the reader. I mean, lets get some discussion going. Please. Ok thats enough complaining on my part for now, I'm going to go back to sitting on my ass for the rest of the day and maybe later I will write something else that is not so whiney. Good day.