My husband and I joke that I am very flip-floppy. It’s true. I swing from one end of the spectrum to the other on all sorts of subjects.
For example, today I might be all about saving the world through blogging and tomorrow I’m ready to quit.
And it’s not just about blogging. I get all fired up about something and then next time you talk to me I’m fired up about the very opposite thing.
My long-suffering husband is as even keel as they get. It has taken him a long time to figure me out. (It’s taken me a long time to figure me out.)
I process via talking. Maybe you can relate. I’m like the modern artist who throws paint on the canvas…and the wall…and the room, and calls it art. Only I don’t use paint, just random thoughts that pop in my head that may or may not have been percolating there for a while.
(By the way, I write this way too. As evidenced by my overuse of parenthetical statements. But anyway…)
When my husband and I are talking about something and I start getting into my thinking-out-loud mode—or I should say, my THINKING-OUT-LOUD mode because I’m always passionate—he’ll often stop me in the middle and gently ask, “OK, just so I know where you’re going here…is this something you want to take action on or are you just venting?”
And then I’ll be like, “I’m just venting!!” and then 5 minutes later I’m like, “We can’t just sit here gabbing about it, we need to do something!!”
(I’m way off track here. Reeling myself in…)
Anyway, I’ve had an inordinate number of people lately (by that I mean 2) tell me I’m a “big blogger” which is very kind, but I think medium is probably more objectively accurate.
Still, it made me start pondering this whole idea of someone being “big”—in blogging or anything else. I’ve been thinking about it for a while.
So, a few minutes ago I had this idea to make a video (because frankly, talking seemed so much easier than writing, although by now I could have just written it) and so I did and you’re getting it in its raw form.
There’s not a huge point to this video and it’s not wrapped up in a neat bow. It’s just the thoughts that have been swirling in my brain.
Of course, everything could change tomorrow. 😉
(Oh yeah, and by the way, you may hear screaming from the other room. I assure you, no small children were harmed in the making of this video. There was actually a lively game of dodgeball going on in the living room. No expensive vases were harmed either.)
Can’t see the video? Watch it here.