Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Testing 1, 2, 3

So, this is a blog. It's all new to me. I figured I'd just dive right in rather than look at what other people have done here, since my inner voice will kick in and tell me I can't do it as well as everyone else and all my creative juices will pool in the lower recesses of my brain causing me great angst. So, here goes. Be gone inner voice.

Once upon a time, I wrote. A lot. Every day. Poetry. Journals. Essays. Whatever I felt like ranting about. And then life happened. Not the good kind of life. The crappy, kick-you-in-the-stomach-and-stomp-on-your-head-kind-of-life. And the muse left or rather cowered deeply within my soul, like the vulnerable child she is and refused to come out to play. But she's back. And I'm back. And well, here I am writing again.

It feels kind of strange really. This whole cyber world. The ability to put your thoughts out into the cosmos so freely, so easily, at the click of a button. It's a strange sort of vulnerability that creates, to be so exposed. I've always felt that sharing my writing was like lying spread eagle on a bed for all the world to see. So blogging for me is the equivalent of coming out as a porn star. I'm naked, I'm shaved and I'm about to climax. Everybody watch.

tall penguin


Flonkbob said...

Okay, so I'm going to respond to a comment from years ago. Hell, you may not even see it. Just thought I'd tell you that I'm one of the newbies from PZ land, and that I've sampled some of your entries. I liked what I read. I liked what you've written. Some of it was funny, some sad, but all interesting. I think I'm going to work from here and try to catch up with where you are. Thanks!

tall penguin said...

Welcome flonkbob. I look forward to your comments here. And I noticed you're a recovering fundie as well. Yay for us!

Flonkbob said...

Thanks for the welcome.

Oh, and btw, you're really a very fine writer. It is quite easy to get lost in your longer posts, to feel what you are trying to convey. It's a rare gift, thanks for sharing it. :)

tall penguin said...

Thank you for that. I've always found the longer posts more difficult. I'm always afraid people will tired of the subject. I have a pretty short attention span and so I try to write with that in mind. Part of the reason writing a book scares me so. Books are long.