Friday, October 16, 2009

Blogger Identity

I've thought a lot lately about my blogger identity. It is, of course, irrelevant to anything that really matters in life, but I've been thinking about it all the same. When I started this blog a while back it was basically for one reason: to keep up with the cool kids in the family (i.e. Lisa, Chriswhohasn'tpostedforfartoolongtoberespectedanymore, and Anna). I really didn't think many people would ever read it. Fast forward to now: I still don't think many people ever read it. Still, I feel more established in the blogging world in that I know better now how to post- words, pictures, even videos now (though I still haven't figured out how to post YouTube videos. Please let me know if you are an expert in that field.). I also am getting better at navigating through other people's blogs. And I have even found some favorite crafty blogs to follow of cool people who I've never even met before. So... cool. But here's the thing- I have the old standard, the homepage of my blog world, the ever-famous Notes From A Very Red Kitchen, the extinct Sammy Jaybird, the literary Worn Out Pencil, and the private family blog. I put up all the babiness pictures and videos on the family blog, the stuff I used to sell went on Sammy Jaybird, all of my sweet poetry and well-punctuated work goes on Worn Out Pencil, so what am I left with back here in the Red Kitchen? Sometimes I feel pressured to put more crafty things on here, sometimes just random thoughts (like this post). Whenever I start to feel a little blog-shy about what I am allowed to write on here I remind myself that it's my blog and I get to do what I want, but I still can't deny that bit of identity crisis I experience when I get ready to write on here sometimes. I started out trying to be a cool kid in the family, but I find myself contributing to a global community- one that I both love and don't always trust. And one that doesn't always understand my odd references to other things without a bit of help. So who do I cater to? The friends and family who read or the world? I haven't quite decided.

7 comments:

alee said...

Just keep catering to me :)

Kathy Haynie said...

I love ALL your blogs, including the Red Kitchen. I'm so sad that Sammy Jaybird has flown south for the time being. Keep blogging...whoever you are!

Mego said...

you know you cater to me...i'm all you care about

Lisa Lou said...

I say...do what you want. Whether it's journal style or logs (like your craft blogs...) it all works. Originally Blogs were created as a place to list or link to a specific topic, like movie reviews or whatever. But I think more and more they are becoming like on-line journals. But one thing. If someone googles or searches for somthing and you've written a post about it, it will show up in their search results. Sometimes even if your blog is private. Also, anything you write or post, becomes property of Google. Since you're using their property. All these great things I'm learning...

Melissa Ann said...

HAHA! You blog whatever you stinking feel like blogging! That's how I roll anyway.

Melissa Ann said...

OH PS. I responded to your "How do you post youtube videos" comment on my blog. Read and let me know if it makes any sense or helps at all! If not, I can try and clarify!

ali said...

soooo basically i'm not one of the cool kids??

:D