Not So Lazy Sunday Thoughts

I'm exhausted. Today my daughter had her First Communion which involved much running around this morning. It all went well. Then we went out to lunch. I ate too much and now I need a nap. But first, let's have some book talk.

I started reading The Passage and so far I'm enjoying it. It's hard to read a book with so much hype surrounding it and it's not even released yet! I have some pretty high expectations already. Still it seems like a book that just can't fail from the reviews so far. Stay tuned for my feelings on it.


Lately, the book blogosphere is buzzing with talk about the dos and don'ts of blogging. And here's my take on it. Rules? There are no rules! A blog ain't no democracy. It's your space. You are the Queen/King of your own blog. The Master of Your Domain Name.

While it's nice to make your place comfy for visitors, in the end it's your home. Not everyone is going to like your Marmaduke of a dog or the cat that sits on people but would you get rid of them? No. There are people who will keep coming back because they like your conversation. Others will be content to wave from the sidewalk. That's their prerogative.

Keep writing the posts you want to write. Talk about whatever is on your mind. Post pics of your kids or cats if you want to. Gush about the book you're reading. Be mean. Be nice. Be honest. People can argue about what should or shouldn't be on a blog all they want but you'll drive yourself crazy trying to please others.

As Billy Joel once said, "Don't go changing to try and please me." Please yourself.



17 comments:

  1. congratulations to your daughter on her communion!

    Great post about being master of your domain! I agree. When I first started blogging, just a few months ago, I wasn't sure if there was a protocol to follow, or what. But now I realize, that I can do what I want to do! Everyone should be comfortable posting whatever they want. After all... are you doing it for you or are you doing it to please the masses?
    Have a great Sunday!

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  2. I couldn't agree more, Chris!

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  3. I agree - part of what makes blogs interesting is that they're all different!

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  4. Great post! It's always good to be reminded that it's our blog, our opinions, and I needed that reminder this week. I appreciate this: "A blog ain't no democracy. It's your space. You are the Queen/King of your own blog. The Master of Your Domain Name."

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  5. Right on! Hear, hear! (or is it here, here?) YES! And anything else that means... I agree!

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  6. Thank you for your wonderful thoughts. As someone who is new to this whole blogging thing, I was worried that I was doing it "wrong". I wondered if there was a certain way that things needed to be done. You are right, if they like me they will stick around. If not, they'll move on.

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  7. Thank you - a timely reminder and exactly what I needed to hear this morning. My problem is not the masses but the rules and expectations I place on myself.

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  8. Amen, sister! Blogs are as individual as their owners and therefore cannot be subject to rules. "We don't need no stinking rules!"

    Congratulations to the Chicklet on her First Communion! That is a huge milestone! (Are pictures of the pretty dress forthcoming on the bookclub site?)

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  9. Congratulations to your daughter on her First Communion! We celebrated my nephew's today, too.

    ... and Amen to all the rest!

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  10. Amen to this Chris!!! I just loved this post. I get so sick of hearing the dos and don'ts of book blogging. Just have fun and write what you like! Congrats to your daughter :) Hope you get some R&R!

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  11. My sentiments exactly! I've stopped reading posts about bloggers' dos and don'ts for my sanity.

    Congratulations to your daughter on her communion.

    I've been seeing The Passage pop up on blogs today, but I confess I've never heard of it. I'm so out of the loop!

    I hope you have a great week!

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  12. I've been a bit out of the blog-loop lately as I've been busy with real life. So I don't really know what the hubbub is. But I also don't care. There are no rules. I read blogs I like and skip those that post things I'm not interested in. That's my rules.

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  13. Hear, hear!! I couldn't agree more, either!

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  14. Thank you! I'm a new blogger and started getting mini panic attacks with all the dos and don'ts. I had to sit back and just think about what I like. I'm glad someone (YOU) can come out and say 'just do what you want.' Thank you.

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  15. Totally agree with you on the blog rules. I've seen so many posts about pet peeves it makes me peevish ;)

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  16. I love this post! This is totally my philosophy too. You rock!

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