I’ve been inspired by my friend Stacey to write here today, even though I think I don’t have much to say. Back when we all first started blogging, having nothing to say was never a reason not to say something. That was kind of the whole point. Sometimes I don’t write here because I don’t want to waste my readers’ dear, finite, tiny time with words that don’t make life better in some way.
Who do I think I am anyway?
Stacey is right: trying to be a ‘useful’ blogger all the time has gotten in the way of just saying hi, how are you, I’m making pea & ham soup for dinner. The smell is singing through my house as I type, so I’m half looking at the screen and half following my nose back into the kitchen. Soup smells so good. I hate it when the soup smell permeates my clothes, though. I’ll do the school run later smelling like a boiled onion.
Being ‘useful’ is my #2 goal in blogging and in life (being meaningful is #1), but sometimes I just want to laugh at something completely useless and meaningless instead.
I’m actually not drunk right now, no. Instead, I’ve been working hard all morning and this is my 10 minute break before I go get the kids from school and put them into their after-school activities so I can go and work some more. That’s why I’m making pea & ham soup today — by the time we all get back from extra-curricularing, we’re starving and food is needed NOW. Hello slow-cooker soup.
I love my job. I feel privileged every morning when I log into my work computer. Today I was going through all the pitches our lovely contributors send through, pulling out the ones that made me curious and leaving the ones that sank back into the page. Lots of the sinkers were very useful posts too, but they didn’t make me curious. That’s the thing about ‘useful’: nothing intriguing about it whatsoever. Nothing intangible, fancy or extraordinary. Useful is a bit boring when you think about it.
I’ll be off now. I’m borderline meaningless with this post and that’s a complete no-no in my opinion. If you’re going to speak, say something meaningful and mean what you say. Or maybe just babble on because that’s quite nice too.
What are you up to today?