A Blue State of Mind

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I spent 48 years caring about what people thought of me. I'm not spending the rest of my life caring about that anymore!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

One More Meme

Little brother Kiyo-yo tagged me for this meme which is surprising for two reasons: I've never known him to complete a meme and second, he has tons of readers yet he chose me. Probably because he knows I'm one of those people who has to please everyone so of course I'll do the meme. So, not as eloquent as his and Edog's but here are MY FIVE REASONS FOR BLOGGING:
1. It's my own private thing where I can let my hair down.

2. I'm free to use words I seldom use.

3. I can flirt outrageously with strangers.

4. I can follow the daily lives of people I'll most likely never meet.

5. I learn new things.

This list is sooo weak, but really, I don't have any other reasons for doing something I like doing. During my year of blogging I've run upon bloggers that I've enjoyed and others who were so full of drama I had to stop reading them.

I know, I know, blogs are our own personal creations so our posts are our own electronic 'voices', unique in our own right. But some of these people were just too over the top for me to continue reading. I read family quarrels, self-mutilation, abstinence and people vying for "Slut of the Month".

And, I've been politely asked not to post comments on sites. I remember posting this great comment on this ladie's site and the next time I visited my comment wasn't there. I reposted the comment and noticed that the writer had began moderating her comments so mine didn't show because she didn't want it to show. So, hearing her loud and clear, I stopped visiting her site.

I've never begged anyone to comment on my blog except a certain young Produce Manager who shall remain nameless. He probably was weak from eating so much soy.

The blogosphere is like a television to me. If I don't like the program I turn the channel. If I don't like the blog I simply click "next blog" and be gone. If it's something that catches my eye, I'll bookmark it and visit a few times, leaving comments most times. I do have some blogs that I continue to visit and they've never posted here which is fine. Television programs don't reply to comments so I don't expect those authors to respond here but I will continue enjoying their sites.

I don't use a sitemeter because I'm not that curious to know how many people stop by. I do pay for Neoworks because I like the way it looks (it's bright and shiny just like me).

I'm doing this for fun and if there's something I need to do, blogging will most always be the last thing I do, but when I can blog, it's an all day thing. I enjoy my "regulars" and am always humbled when they stop by and comment because I've seen their lists, they're huge!

So, here's an explanation of why I blog. Wow I didn't know it would get this long.


Blogger Blu Jewel said...

a very interesting read Debo. blogging is whatever you want it to be. for me it was a vehicle to showcase for me to write in a different medium as i typically only wrote poems and short stories. i found i didn't want to limit myself as a writer and found blogging a next step for me. i've since been asked if one of my posts could be used in a book and of course i agreed. *yay* i can also use my blog to solicit myself as an editor, a columnist, or the like.

i say, blog on sista cause if it makes you feel good, then it's working for you.

May 22, 2007 5:42 AM  
Blogger fringes said...

Debo, what an informative post. Thanks for sharing. Who deleted your comment? Want to me pay her a "visit"? Stop by my place any time. You are always welcome.

May 22, 2007 7:53 AM  
Blogger Jeni said...

Where are your "weak" answers to why you blog, girlfriend? I saw nothing weak in what you gave for your reasons - just good stable logic there. And, by the way, that's one thing you constantly exude in your posts and your comments too - and one of the many things I totally enjoy about reading your blog & comments as well! Job very well done my dear!

I can't believe someone would deliberately remove a post from you though. How rude! Spam, porn, junk - yeah, that I could understand, but Debo you've never posted a mean or nasty comment or post that I am aware of anyway!

May 22, 2007 8:14 AM  
Blogger Kiyotoe said...

see? that wasn't hard at all :)

Oooh...you've been flirting though? I'm tellin'.

Don't ask me who, but I'm tellin' somebody.

As for someone deleting your comments....some/most people have a hard time hearing the truth. And so far, that's all i've known you to say...the truth.

May 22, 2007 8:28 AM  
Blogger Debo Blue said...

Blu-Anyone who's read your Saphyre Lounge knows you're a great writer!

Fringes-No need to worry about that stoopid girl. Thanks for always having the welcome mat out for me:-)

Jeni-at least she was nice and didn't leave me a msg to quit commenting. The hint was too big to ignore.

Kiyo-actually it was a comment giving her encouragement to stay in law school. Ha! Ha! She's already displaying the friendliness of a lawyer (sorry Dave):-)

May 23, 2007 8:57 AM  
Blogger CaRo said...

Hi! how you doing? I like your blog very much! It's so beautiful the kid of the photo you posted before.
Keep in touch!
good luck!


May 23, 2007 10:39 AM  
Blogger Maria & Stefano said...

You're just the best!!! Hehehe I love reading you!!!


May 24, 2007 3:01 PM  
Blogger Terry said...

I just can't figure out why you think you have a bad list of reasons. They all look pretty good too me.

May 24, 2007 3:23 PM  
Blogger sarala said...

Great list. I think your reasons are pretty darn good. And I like your take on life. I won't delete your comments except that once in a blue moon I hit the wrong button when trying to publish a comment.

May 24, 2007 5:27 PM  
Blogger Debo Blue said...

Caro-bienvenidos! y mil gracias para viniendo?

Maria-thanks, busy woman!

Terry-I just about fell out of my chair when I saw your comment. Thanks for stopping by!

Sarala-this one's real, the last one's just me being goofy:-)

May 24, 2007 7:28 PM  
Blogger Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

hi debo, sorry about the postcards! we did have a good time though! and i love why you blog! great reasons...

smiles, bee

May 24, 2007 8:22 PM  
Blogger Lizza said...

Your explanation is wonderful. I love reading your blog because of the personal, unaffected voice of your posts.

Laughing out loud at "people vying for Slut of the Month" though!

May 25, 2007 2:38 AM  
Blogger Meloncutter said...

Well, I don't know about the YOUNG produce manager part. But since I found you are into flour and oil, I have been in love ever since.

Good Post though.

Later Y'all

May 27, 2007 4:29 AM  

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