How do you decide what's "blogworthy?"
When I first started little little gem, I said that everything was game for blog fodder. I think this freaked a few friends out, causing one or two to ask for photo approval if they were involved.
But along the way, following my "everything's game" vision, I seriously pissed off some family members. So now I've amended my blog vision a bit, even if it kills me not to write about certain things I encounter. It's like the ultimate test of my self-control. I think of my blog as a journal of things that happen to me on a daily basis, but sometimes, I have to know when to keep my mouth shut - something I haven't totally figured out yet in my late-20s.
But just because some family things have to stay off-blog, that doesn't mean I can't find other amusing things, right?
So to avoid pissing off anyone else I'm related to and who buys me a Christmas gift, I opt to share embarrassing things that happens to me and taking random pictures so that I have something dumb/entertaining to share. I know I'm easily amused by this.
Beginning of a Wisconsin fish boil (oh boy does that flame get big!)
Yes, this is tiger wallpaper
Nowadays, my dad sighs when he sees me taking out my camera to take "geez, another" picture.
Here's a snippet of our standard conversation:
"Why do you need to take a picture of that?"
"Dad, I might want to blog about it, and if I don't take a picture of it, I'll want to write about it and have nothing to share."
"But is it really necessary?"
"Yes, it is, now hold my purse so I can get a better shot from the ground."
I'm like a kid playing in the dirt while my dad holds my purse, which I'm sure temporarily emasculates him.
I guess my questions to the group tonight are:
- How do you decide what to blog about
- Is there anything that automatically stays off-blog?
Reader Note: Thank you to everyone for your comments on yesterday's trip down movie memory lane. Oh my gosh the comments were so much fun to read! I do have to say that one movie that came up a few times, "Labyrinth" was definitely a movie I remember, same with "Willow." And now that I have the Jem song stuck in my head, I'll have to mix it up with She-Ra, also a great mention, and of course Strawberry Shortcake. Anyone remember Tinkerbell nail polish??