Friday, August 17, 2007

Ode to Blogging

When I told Bubba I had started a blog, his reaction was "You mean just for family to look at, right?" No, Bubba, I was hoping my blog would rival The Drudge Report. You see, Bubba is suspicious of bloggers. Why do they blog? he asks. Why do they think that what they have to say is so interesting? Why does anyone care?

It reminds me of the Dharma & Greg episode when Dharma's dad sets up some old radio broadcast equipment in their living room. Greg stays home from work and spends the day playing DJ. For those of you fortunate enough to have seen the episode, you'll remember Greg's utter dismay when at the end of the day he realizes the broadcast equipment was not plugged in. He compares his wasted day to being ten years old again and playing make-believe by talking into a hairbrush.

But the thing is, Greg had a great day even if no one was listening. And I guess that's why I wanted to start blogging. Motherhood is great, but it can be isolating. At the moment, Henry's not the best conversationalist. There are lots of times during the day when something happens and I want to tell someone, anyone. Blogging may become the next symptom of depression. "Doctor, I'm experiencing lack of appetite, decrease in energy, and the urge to blog." On second thought, perhaps, it's the exact opposite. Communication, or at least the impulse to communicate, is not destructive. It's creative. So I guess Al Gore did me a favor when he invented the internet: he gave me a hairbrush to talk into. And pretend it's a microphone. And hope someone's listening.

And that's a truth that's not so inconvenient.


Chris said...

Kim, I'm glad you're blogging because you're hilarious. I'll be checking in on your hairbrush often.

- Chris The McLemore

Lona said...

You are definately the coolest chick on the block. Happy blogging!

Jamie said...

Last year, Creed ask me how to set up a blog. Wanting to protect the world from being exposed to Creed’s brain, I opened up a Word document on his computer, and put an address at the top. I’ve read some of it. Even for the Internet, it’s … pretty shocking.

Oh Kim, i'm so excited/happy/thrilled/Repetitive/ redundant that you're doing this is makes me sooooooo happy, i love you and miss you so much!!!!

katie said...

You read my mind; sometimes moms just need to vent. We also need a good laugh. I am a FAN! Blogger of The Year here you come.

jdm said...

I loved reading your first post! You hit the nail on the head. Blogging is a funny form of communication but at the end of the day I think that you will find that a ton of people are reading. It’s just nice to be able to see what you are up to. Heaven knows that it would be impossible to share your day with all of us over the phone and even though this may sound funny but I feel a little bit like I talked to you today. Anyhow we just miss you and as someone else already said we will be “checking in on your hairbrush often!”

Heaps of Fun said...

Love the hairbrush on the net idea. You are my inspiration.