Sunday, May 06, 2007

Blogiversary X2

I started blogging 2 years ago today. I never thought I would be blogger in a million years. In public forums I was always very shy and would hold back my real opinion to the point where you couldn't beat it out of me. This blog has helped me to come out of my shell a bit (OK, Ok, some of ya'll know that I have been keeping a personal website since... er... about 1997, but I'm very well-behaved over there. The website is more of a "display window", and this blog is kind of like "my house"... a place where I can let my hair down and say what I like.

Up until the "middle ages" of my personal history, I always tried to leave no footprints, make very little impact on the world around me, and I was very close to doing that. I was an only child whose parents had been dead for years, and I bore no children. I am also a military kid who grew up all over the place so I'm not even "from" anywhere. Because of all the weirdos who affected my life, I wanted to affect no one. I think that I reached a turning point where I started wanting to leave something behind. Just a memory if nothing else. Basically, not a lot of people have ever cared about me one way or the other, and I knew that when I died, people would not know enough about me to even come up with a eulogy, I'm extremely introverted and hard to get to know, much less understand -- and besides, why would they bother? I believe I reached a turning point in the last few years where I decided to at least introduce myself to the world. For what it's worth. for what I'm worth, which I don't think is much, I'm just a person who will not leave much behind except a bunch of odd collectables that nobody will know how to sell (Helloooo Goodwill!!!)

There's very little about me that dwells in the "average" areas, I live out there on the edges of the bell curves... where it's weird and non-standard. But that's where I belong. I got used to the fact that hardly anyone ever agrees with me. I just live with it. I don't need their agreement, I accept the fact that my opinion on the issue at hand is likely to be different than the other person's, especially people I deal with in my daily face life.

You are all welcome here. All readers are welcome to leave a comment. Just say hi.


FreakyNick said...

Happy 2nd Blogiversary.

From one military brat to another, I understand. A lifetime of making friends then moving away, and making new friends, and moving again, has kept me very distant to most people, and I have a hard time making friends. I'm also introverted and always take the less travelled path, when everyone is looking right, I sneak out the left, I love inclement weather and shun sunny days. Because of those things people also call me weird and freaky. I take it as a complement, who wants to be normal?

Have you seen "Brats"? It is playing at the indie theatre here in a couple of weeks.

Nava said...


2 years? Wow, that's admirable.

And I am very, very happy you decide to stop keeping your opinions to yourself - w'all would have missed a lot if you went on doing that!!

(-) A fellow edge-of-the-bell-curves resident :-)

John Good said...

Happy Blogiversary from a fellow intovert! =) My blog served the same purpose for me. . .

Mando Mama said...

Happy Blogiversary, Blueberry. I'm glad you're out there both in the real world and in the blogosphere. Readers can always find authenticity here at your Oasis.

Anonymous said...

Hi. I'm on the EJ list/now board. I was on Ev's blog too.

I love seeing your cats on Fridays.

Blueberry said...

Howdy Lauren!