Saturday, May 17, 2008

following the trend

It's a fine line, that balance between being trendy and being uncool. I don't like to follow every fad, and i don't typically care about labels. But i don't like to be unhip. I like the latest jewelry, shoes, music. but there is this excess in our society of buying, liking, and appreciating something simply because its "cool." which is why i've steered clear of blogs. in fact, i never really read them prior to last semester when i came to dc.

but they're funny. and, if you know someone, they allow you to follow their life. landon carl kept a blog when he was in africa several years back, and i read that. tara leigh cobble, christian singer/songwriter, writes a blog that i read faithfully all summer. hanna schmidt, a new aggie friend of mine living in "this district", writes a great blog that i just discovered.

and there's the big blogs- "stuff hill people like," and "stuff white people like." (look em up. seriously. leave this page and look em up.) these blogs all got me to thinkin', why don't i blog?

primarily my answer has been, who the heck wants to read about my life? i know i don't. but i like to write about my life. (does that even make sense?) i used to think blogs were selfish, putting your thoughts on the internet thinking you were cool enough to have someone read them.

but thats not all true. certainly not true of the landon, tara leigh, or hanna. and i love love love to write, and i need to write about my life sometimes to process things, or to fully appreciate and thank God for all his blessings.
writing definitely helps me see the holiness in my troubles, to see God's hand on my heart when I'm struggling.

so here goes. i'm launching myself into the blog world. once i tell my parents i have a blog, i'm sure they'll read it. and maybe one day i'll be picked as the blog of the day by the blog inventers. but it doesn't really matter who reads this and who doesn't. it matters that i'm not going to not blog just for the sake of not blogging. that's nuts.

i've got a little less than 9 months to live in this district. and i think blogging could make that time all the better, so i'm going to blog my heart out.

dear readers, expect pictures. expect funny stories. expect rambling. the best part is, i won't expect anything of you. especially your reading. :)

thanks.

1 comment:

Hanna said...

Only 9 months? Come on. Haven't you ever heard the term, 'Potomac Fever'?