No, I'm not sick with a disease. Here is the definition:
1. writing in excessive amounts, sometimes incoherently
2. extreme wordiness in writing
I've been blogging since 2007. As I've stated before, I don't know really why I started and I definitely don't know when I'll end this gig. But for now, I enjoy it. Usually.
So how do I go about Musing each week? Well I'll let you in on my mundane ways. During the week when I see something or hear something or think of something, I will jot it in my "notes" on my phone. Usually it is just a code word or an event or something to trigger my memory once I sit down to write. My purpose is that it should be interesting, funny, or encouraging. If it isn't, then it isn't worth your time. I know I fail and sometimes it is a bit too 'Mundane'. I try. Really I do!
The actual writing is a strange thing even to me. I must be completely alone. I'll look at my 'notes', think of the past week's events, look out the window, talk sweet-nothings to the cat, click a pen a few times, sit and think a few minutes in utter silence, and then I just start to type.
I get in a "zone" when writing a blog post. It is hard to describe, but somehow it just writes itself. If I'm doing ghost writing for Lisi, I have to get into a totally different mindset of a dog brain. Weird I know. A typical posting takes about 20 minutes tops.
Life has drastically changed with the MYP in the past eight years. I used to write about little kids and how they would say this or that or do this or that and it was all cute and cuddly. Now they are teenagers with lives and boundaries and confidence in me as their mother to not divulge their private lives. It isn't blog worthy.
I'm thankful for a wonderful relationship with my Chairman. You will never see me write about disagreements. Of course we have them at times like any other old married couple (isn't that so hard to believe?). Another example of something not blog worthy.
I am blessed with a lot of friends. I love them dearly. Sometimes I hear a story or am intrigued by a situation they are experiencing and would love to blog about it. But I can't. It isn't my story. So it isn't blog worthy.
And finally, the most important thing I don't blog about is a hidden joy that cannot be told with typed words. That aspect of my life - that many of you know about isn't something that I would blog about. It's too deep. Words fail. It is much more worthy than a blog post.
So there you have it! The behind-the-scenes look at the blogging life at the Chairman and Co! We will be back to regular programming tomorrow. That is - if there is a code word or two in my "notes" and if the house is quiet and if there is something to say. Or not.