round and round...

Friday, August 04, 2006

Tag Team back again...

L. Britt got me. She reached out her little bloggy hand and tagged me. I'm pretty sure she got me on the butt, but I can't be certain. Point is, I'm about to embark on a meme and it's all L. Britt's fault. (truth be told I think these things are fun)

When did I start blogging and why?
Kristie and I started a blog a couple years back and had it for a short time. It was a tandem thing and it was hilarious and fun, but it fizzled out and eventually I started up again shortly after I moved to New York. I needed an outlet and I wanted to chronicle my life. My first entry came 3 weeks after an event that changed my life and I'm so thankful I had this blog in the healing process. I've been one of those people who starts journals and keeps them for 3 weeks but then falls off the wagon and leaves 2 year gaps in my personal history. I started this blog at a critical time in my life and I'm very glad that I've got it to look back on.

What don't I write about?
Wow, that's a loaded question, eh? What don't you write about... and tell the truth so we can all know what you hide. OK, let's see. I don't write about work now. Since I landed a full-time corporate gig again I've stopped bashing people who could potentially affect my employment status - even though I have SO MUCH material it's sick. What else? I don't write about my love life anymore. The man and I broke up quite awhile back now and when that happened I stopped mentioning it. I don't think he reads this anymore, but he did for some time and I felt uncomfortable airing dirty laundry of a personal nature that wasn't mine and mine alone. He gave me his unsolicited permission to write about it because he realizes this is a support network of sorts for me, but I still don't feel comfortable. I'm angry and hurt and don't want to say anything that I'd regret later. I will say that I've got a date on Sunday. *grin*

Am I and my blogging persona the same person?
For the most part, yes. Sometimes there's a rift, of course. But, for the most part the incessant rambling and incoherent gibberish you see here would actually come out of my mouth at some point if we were having dinner or hanging out in the park or whatever.

How do I use blogging to build friendships?
I've met people I wouldn't normally have met through blogging first and then in real life. One lives in the UK and we met once. One lives here in Brooklyn and I adore her - it's quite something when you really like someone's blog persona and then you meet them and realize you like the in-person persona even more. Blogging has also been a little bridge between me and the rest of humanity. What I mean by that is I get frustrated and angry with people (whether it be people in NYC or society in general or politicians or entire nations) and I find that when I blog about those things I get feedback from people who have become blog friends of mine and their input somehow puts me back in touch with humanity, with the softer side of people. That's remarkable.

How do I describe my blogging style?
Bitchy with a side if humor and a dash of poignancy. Basically I complain and vent often, sometimes it's funny and sometimes it makes me cry. It's a mix that represents me pretty well.

TOTALLY UNRELATED: Have you guys seen that commercial for Head On? It's that stuff that's supposed to make your headaches go away by rubbing it on your forehead. The commercial shows a woman swiping what looks like an oversized glue stick across her head and the announcer says over and over, "Head On - Apply directly to the forehead. Head On - Apply directly...". It's freaking weird. I get creeped out every time I see it.

Does it strike anyone else as funny that the spell check on this thing doesn't recognize the word "blog"?

3 What people are saying:

Blogger James Burnett rambles...

Good post. The early parts about when/how you started blogging were moving.

I have to ask: the incident in which your friend was killed by an offender w/a stolen gun, was that in NYC, or did that happen when you still lived in Miami?

You have my email. If you don't want to answer in the blog and would rather tell me directly, send me a note.

8/06/2006 12:37:00 AM

Blogger Jenn rambles...

The spell check on blogger is retarded.

Regarding the rest of your post...nicely done. Thanks for sharing.

8/06/2006 09:33:00 PM

Blogger L. Britt rambles...

Of COURSE I got you on the butt! It's irresistable!

8/09/2006 02:12:00 PM


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