Sunday, July 26, 2009

Playing the fool...

It was my friend Holly who got me started on blogging, and my sister’s sweet email, telling me that she checked my blog everyday, that got me to post often (I love my sis and like to make her happy).

I have loved documenting the thoughts, ideas, feelings and goals of this time in my life and I know that keeping a record of our family fun times will be priceless to me someday, BUT…

I’m struggling right now (as I do periodically) wondering if I am a complete fool for publicly posting my life (especially my thoughts and feelings) this way. I think I’m feeling particularly unsure right now because I taught RS at church today as I do every month, and that combined with this here blogging gig is making me feel somewhat self conscious about spilling my soul the way I do.

So please tell me.

Am I a fool? Am I spilling too much of myself onto these pages?
Should I bid blogging a fond farewell?

OR… maybe it’s the fact that I AM a soul spilling fool that keeps you coming back for more. Perhaps my complete dorkiness makes you feel good about your undorkiness…

If this is the case… you’re welcome. And I’ll be back tomorrow.

16 comments:

Lori said...

No, don't hang up your blogging fingers!! I enjoy reading your blog and keeping up with you. You make my life seem boring. Sorry I missed you at the SJ Celebrations. After the parade, we left town, got out of that redneck place where people drive down main street pulling a boat that has furniture in it. Well, they have to move somehow, right? Keep up the good work. You encourage me to clean out my closets--although I would rather just shut the doors!! Blog ON, woman!!

holly shaw said...

Don't give up blogging I love reading about your life. I think that you don't spill too much but you keep it real. I hope you really don't quit.

heidi j said...

I love to read your blog! I read it every day! (Well, everyday you post something) I'm pretty sure I've already told you how much I appreciate what you right. So much I can relate to. Don't give it up!

Melinda said...

I was just eating a quick breakfast and catching up on your blog. I need to rush out the door to take Bailey to get her cast on but I had to take a minute and respond to this post! You are the most amazing and creative writer I have ever met! I would be crushed if I could not read your posts! Even though we get to see each other quite a bit living close (sometimes not enough though) I still love to catch up on the little details that you share on your blog! KEEP blogging Jeanette! You are awesome and I love you!!!

The Cranes said...

Don't give up, Jeanette! Your blog is one of my favorites to read. It makes me want to quit blogging myself because my blog is so dismal compared to yours. You are an amazing writer and I don't read your blog because you are a dork! It really helps me to see that we (the human race) are all so much the same deep inside--even though we are also so different in so many ways. We can help each other. I always felt unnerved after teaching RS when I had that calling. I know exactly what you are saying. It is hard to share so much about yourself--then all these doubts and fears about what everyone thinks of you creep in. But you really are helping people by doing it--me included--so please don't stop.

Jessica said...

I too love your blog. It inspires me to do better in my own life (Dare I say, I want to be like you??). I don't think you spill too much - especially after you didn't vent the other day when you could have. I think the way you write is theraputic for you and for all the rest of us as readers. And I'm a RS teacher too, and everytime I think I didn't prepare well enough and I didn't do a very good job, people always say what a good lesson it was. (*gasp* Maybe they're just being polite?!)

4boyzmdmom said...

After hearing so little and seeing so little of you for so many years, I love your blog because now I hear news from you frequently! You are a gifted writer and I think you share enough, but not too much of what you are thinking and feeling. Reading your blog reminds me of the good old days when we were little girls and all the fun we had when we got together (not enough!) Larisa, Amy, you and me...it was great!

Lene said...

I think your "complete dorkiness" makes me feel better about my complete dorkiness. You are a talented writer and you just have to keep sharing...or you would just be selfish. :)

Shellie said...

Ya know, it doesn't matter if it's on the internet or in person, I seem to spill it all anyways, so it doesn't really matter if I blog or not. I say, spill on! Your blog is great, and just another way to share how wonderful you are. And what my sisters said, too! Even if I didn't hang out with you younger girls much when we were kids, all the more reason to try to get to know you better now

Bren's Life said...

Are you kidding me? You don't blog enough & need to spill more my friend!!! So don't you dare stop blogging, because I would miss you.
But I do understand. I too feel like at times I am telling way to much about myself..

Jennifer said...

I think your blog is great. Keep posting!!

Marcie said...

You brought me out of vacation to say keep on blogging! I love, love, love it.

Darce said...

i don't know if this will tell you anything, but when i went online tonight, i checked your blog before anyone else's--including my family blogs! your's is so entertaining, enlightening, enriching--and it helps me want to be a better person. it's helped me see what an amazing person you are, and how grateful i am that my sister married into your family. your's is also about the only one i read to my husband--we love it! don't stop!

MaryRC said...

dont quit because if you do, i will too. its your fault i blog.. id miss you way too much!!

Miss Risa's House said...

K so you say you love me so much! Well then you better keep blogging! hahaha I truley love you and everything you write!

Anonymous said...

I could take parts of what everyone else has said and they would all express how I feel. You have a talent and you need to keep using it to enlighten, lift and entertain us all. Aunt Gayle says she wishes all her family would read and learn from you. WE ALL NEED YOU! Besides, I'd never know what is happening with my grandkids if I couldn't read your blog. I'm so proud of you. Keep up the good work!!!!