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Saturday, February 20, 2010

To Bleet or Not To Bleet

I haven't felt much like blogging lately. Or tweeting. I know that's not supposed to stop me. Thousands of determined blogger/tweeters -- bleeters? -- pound out their thoughts whether or not there's any need. The Twitter prompt "What's Happening?" can usually be answered with the blank that's already there. More of us should leave it at that.

Part of the problem is that when I'm doing something that is interesting to me I am almost never in front of my computer. It is where I sit when nothing else is happening. When I come across something startling, ironic or hysterical out in the world my first instinct is not to pull out my iPhone and pass it on. I imagine people on the other end of my bleets are absorbed in startling, ironic and hysterical episodes of their own and don't need second hand ones. That's why I am such a piss poor bleeter. I actually believe that you, dear friends and followers, have lives. Is this crazy or what?

So when I get into these drippy moods of mine that match the news and weather I lose complete confidence in my ability to entertain you. Come to think of it, it's not a lack of confidence that I will so much as a surety that I won't. So I spare you the attempt.

Roy Blount Jr. once described writer's block as the fear of writing something horrible. It can be a healthy fear sometimes my fellow bleeters. Embrace it. I'm going to go for a walk in the woods and look for something hysterical.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Laura said...

I enjoy what you write, tweet, bleet, type, or scribble. . . I do have a life, but enjoy the occasional chuckle from someone else's. Happy Sunday

12:50 PM  
Blogger JLeonid said...

When it comes to blogging, posting consistently/frequently is overrated. Thanks for keeping it real and irregular.

4:33 PM  
Blogger JIM J said...

Nice post

4:35 AM  
Blogger Susan D-L said...

You've articulated what I feel. My (potentially) greatest thoughts and observations don't ferment to completion until I'm falling asleep. And I'm too lazy to get up and write them down.

Thank you for bleeting when you do, it is always worthwhile.

7:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But if I'm only tweeting on twitter does that make me a tweeter, a twitterer, or just a twit? I can't tell...

9:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've always enjoyed anything you've said even when I didn't always agree with it.
As to having a life... Well, no matter how good a life is, it can always use the improvements made by the sharing of a friendly thought, an amazing story or even just a simple wave from those we enjoy the company of.
And well, if it's Not such a good life, the same can be said as above only more so.
It's more about feeling as though there are people out there than it is about being 'entertained'.
~me & my ΒΆΒΆ

8:18 PM  

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