Posts Tagged ‘blogging’

And there’s that line…

In the world of blogging, there is always a tricky line which we bloggers must choose a side on….

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Pick a side...

Uncle Lewis: Do you mean choosing whether or not you’ll post nudie photos from last year’s Christmas party??  When you drank too much eggnog and lost your Depends?  ‘Cause I definitely know which side of that line I’m on!

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Uncle Lewis, put down that 5th can of Yuengling!  You’re cut off for the night!  I will make you sleep on the couch again!

I, of course, was not talking about the nudity line, much to Uncle Lewis’ chagrin.  I was, in fact, referencing the delicate line of anonymity which exists in the blogging world…a line which inevitably forces all bloggers to answer the question:  will I or won’t I keep my blog a secret?

I have been commandeering the Captain’s Chair here at Miracle on 32nd Street for over a month now, and have upheld the decision to keep my blog private from friends and family members, save two people.  No one outside of these two people has any knowledge of my blog, my writing, or my RAC quest.  Trust me, it has been a decision that I’ve continually pondered over and over again.

I can obviously see the beauty of telling everyone  and anyone you know: site stats sky rocket, you have more comments than you know what to do with, and you receive recognition from those closest to you.  There have been many a web-browsing session where my mouse cursor lingered slightly longer over my Facebook status box.  It would be so easy to tell EVERYONE about my blog, I thought.  Just a few swift keystrokes, a mouse click, and boom…instant publicity.  Tempting, ain’t it?

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Ohhh, Andy...

See, they even allowed blogs at Shawshank Prison…

Reviewing the Situation

Today marks the two-week anniversary of Miracle on 32nd Street’s premiere on WordPress.com.  It certainly has been a whirlwind trip so far, beginning with just a hunch and an epiphany…a hypothesis that maybe, just maybe, random acts of kindness could still foster and encourage a true Christmas spirit within myself and in the lives of those I come into contact with.

Two weeks ago, I made a promise to myself to attempt one “random act of Christmas” each day…an idea that turned into an acronym (RACs)…an acronym that that led to a blog…and a blog that has seemingly meant something, no matter how small, to my faithful readers throughout the past two weeks.  I’ve gone through the thrills of peaking at 94 views on Friday, having a fellow blogger mention me in her own authored post, and developing a rapport between the devoted commenters who have posted/viewed here almost every day.  I’ve also struggled through lows as well…wondering if my words reach anyone, if this will all be for naught, if my actions mean anything, and if I can keep this up despite the ordinary, day-to-day personal issues that consume our time and energy.

When in doubt, The Mom always used to say “Make a chart of pros and cons…write it out…and see for yourself.”  Tonight, I made a mental “T-Chart” of the supposed pros and cons I’ve fumbled through, and I’m glad to report that the cons don’t stand a chance amidst such a strong bevy of pros.

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Read about the pros and cons…