Sunday, September 21, 2008

"No comment"

I've come across a few blogs where you can't leave comments. What's up with that? Why would someone want to write a blog and not have feedback? I find that odd.

BTW, I've noticed that my blog status has been low lately. I need to think of some good stuff to write about, huh? I guess it's a good thing in a way. I mean having nothing to write about could mean that my life is fine and dandy. Well, it pretty much is, thank God. There are several bloggers who have more than one entry per day! That's too much pressure for me. It's all I can do to have a new entry every other day or once a week. I really admire those who can write so freely and often and keep things real and/or entertaining.

So where do you get your blog ideas? It's OK to tell me; I'm not gonna steal 'em. I'm just curious is all. Come on... tell me. I've blogged about my family, my garden, dreams, memories, the news, shared poems - several different things, but lately my mind has been, well, blank (no comments on that one!). There are things I'd like to blog about, but I'm not sure it would be wise to discuss certain topics, so I've been biting my tongue (or should I say fingers? You know, cuz I'm typing).

Speaking of my garden, I think it's finally capoot. The only thing still producing is bell peppers and a few watermelons. I'm mad at the watermelons, though. They took over the entire garden and now it's all yucky looking again. Next time I'm sticking with only vegetables.

9 comments:

Terry said...

It's funny that you should mention this, because my latest post was inspired by your post from a few days ago. (I gave you credit--or blame--for the inspiration:) Usually, I simply write what I am thinking about. I may hear something on the radio, see something on TV, read a blog, read a Scripture, have a conversation with a friend or family member, or be preparing a Bible lesson for my small group. Also, I try to write something that I would be interested in reading. But mostly, I write so that my son will have something to read someday when I am gone. If I die now, he will not remember much about me, since he is only 5 years old. If I die when he is in his 30s or 40s, he will have several years of my memories preserved for him to remember me. I would like for him to know his father in ways that most children never know their fathers. I want him to know how I think and why I think like I do. Primarily, my blog is intended to bless my son, but it is open to the public because I don't mind others knowing what I think either.

Christy said...

That's really neat, Terry. I have hand written journals I'll leave to my kids. I've also started a journal for each of them personally. I never thought of my blog being a journal for them to have later on. BTW, I really enjoy your blog. You have some great thoughts and insights.

Brenda said...

That is strange about the "no comment" thing. I LOVE when people leave comments on my blog. Some people have a certain theme to theirs but mine has no theme. It's just daily random stuff as you've seen. As I'm going about my day, something will pop into my head and I'll think... "I am sooo blogging about that"! Or sometimes I just want to share something that happened or read that day. Hope it's interesting to someone.

That is so wonderful what terry said about wanting to bless her son with memories. Great thought.

I enjoy reading your blog even if there is not a daily post. I play this dumb game with myself by trying not to miss a day. I'll admit I have waay too much time on my hands right now. Just the season of life I'm in.... trying to figure out where the Lord wants me to go from here.

Brenda said...

Hi, it's me again. I wanted to talk about your garden. I'm always impressed with people that can actually grow vegetables in a garden since I'm green-thumbed challenged. We did grow a couple watermelons once. And I recently grew a healthy basil plant from seed. I've been wanting to try to grow a pumpkin for a few years but never remember until it's too late in the season. I need to write it on the calendar to remind myself.

Christy said...

The garden thing has been a challenge. God truly blessed us with our first major attempt this year. I will do it again next year, and hopefully learn from this year's mistakes.

Sojourner said...

Hi! Just exploring different blogs. I've been to so many this morning that I can't recall which blog I came through in order to get to yours. I wanted to highlight what Terry said about getting ideas from reading other people's blogs. I get some of my ideas that way. Especially the "discussion" blogs. I don't "copy" anything. The posts just ignite a spark to write something or pull something out of an old folder from my past. Keep up the posting however few and far between!

Brenda said...

I've done the same as sojourner. After reading other blogs I'll want to talk about the same subject. I also don't copy anything but it will start ideas flowing in my head.

Mork said...

No comment!!!

bub said...

I get inspired by lots of different things, obviously the theme of my blog, the message at my church, other people's blogs, and what's going on in my daily life. The hard thing for me is making time to write. That's why I have a couple of days that I specifically blog just so that I have to do it. I also agree with Terry and it's one of the underlying reasons I do it. I want my kids when they grow up to be able to know their dad now and not some crotchety old, bitter guy. Just a somewhat old, somewhat bitter, guy.