Sunday, October 10, 2010

Have We Met?


So, dear reader (and at this point I'm assuming there's only one left), I've been writing for five years now.

And I'm not sure what to write about now. See this is what's happening in my head:

Hey, you could write about work

No, I can't. See, I'm a teacher, and while there would be wonderful stories about the frustrations of the job, the kids, and more, the issue is that my colleagues would get wind of it, read it, and then come after me. It's happened, while I would love to vent, I can't.

Ok, how about your life?

In truth, my life isn't that interesting anymore. When I started this blog, I was looking to use the things that had happened in my life as a way of creating moralistic stories (hence the title). I did a great deal of stupid stuff and there was fallout. The problem is that I have become just another person. I'm married, have kids, and work. As such, I don't go out and do crazy stuff anymore. I can't. I need to be a better role model for my kids. Which is ironic as I suck as a human being, but that's only what two bosses, a few exs, and some other people have told me.

So what do you want to write about now?

Well that’s the issue, isn’t it? I’m not sure. I don’t want to be one of those bloggers who just writes about his kids, and I can’t write about work (even though people would love to hear about how crazy I, the kids, and my colleagues are).

I’ve been thinking about micro-fiction, but Michele did that really well and I feel like I’d just be copying. Seriously, go read her stuff. She’s really good. I’ll wait….See? Awesome.

I want to keep writing, so I’m not sure yet what it will be, but the blog will be here until Blogspot starts removing people it doesn’t like, and I am tossed aside.

Anyway, dear reader, there you go. That’s what’s been happening. I’ll try to get better as I was (for some reason) Blogger’s blog of note for a day. I’ll need to try and live up to that.



Boozhoo said...
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Voix said...

Honey, there's plenty of room for more microfiction, and I gave up halfway through my exercise. Just putter along until you figure out what's most important to you, then write about that.

The purpose of blogs these days is to have your own little mental playground. Nobody cares what you write, as long as it comes from the heart. Give yourself a challenge if that helps - it's obvious that writing is important to you in some way, and all you have to do is figure out what that way is.

Peace, friend. Write what your heart wants to say in whatever code you need to use to feel safe and satisfied. This is your journey.

Anonymous said...

You are good at several things and bad at several others, this, in fact, makes you a very good human being. I would never have said otherwise.

Anonymous said...

You are so well talented at writing and I am envious of it, really. I enjoy reading your blog no matter if the posts were to be short or long, I'd still read it and enjoy it. See, we are all not perfect, either we lack in this area or we do not, it does not matter, but what matters is you. Ironic, write about what comes from the heart and take the words of wisdom that these other people who commented you on this post, it will do you good. Of course, some of your posts have a very boring title, but once I start reading it I get immediately hooked on it and must read it to the end. Leab, you do not suck as a human being, as a matter of fact, no one is perfect at being human but it's who we are and what we do are what makes us human.

Yes, we've met before!
I wish you the best. Buona Fortuna!

soxanne said...

Try to keep things in perspective! Being an inspiration to many is a great thing; it doesn't have to be on a global scale to be worthwhile. We know you are a great mentor, and we thank you for that.

For writing by a teacher with a great sense of humor, look here:
(look at Oct 16 for a teacher based entry).