Friday, October 06, 2006

Jellyfish

I'm still coughing them up. I got in a good short ride yesterday, 20 miles, but I think I'm going to take another day off. I'll wait until I have at least one night's sleep where I don't wake up four or five times to get the jellyfish out of my lungs.

Maybe tomorrow. . . .

On another topic, what do you fellow bloggers think about "essay blogs" versus "diary blogs"? Mine is more of the latter, definitely. I think my life is too mundane right now to have Great Ideas to write compelling essays about. Dealing with poopy diapers and driving kids to school and cleaning house and going for bike rides when I'm able, in between bouts of coughing up jellyfish, doesn't make for dramatic, powerful essays. Sorry. That's all she wrote.

11 comments:

Flatman said...

I'm with you, Nancy. I just write what happens in my life. Maybe if I were a talented enough creative writer, I could be a little more verbose. Alas, I don't feel that is my talent! :)

Ellie said...

Maybe you need some Airborne to help your thoughts take flight :-)

Then there's me, who turns a diary blog into a Michener-esque tome...

Shelley said...

I'm with you I've deleted the "essay" type blogs from my favorites..just too time consuming and boggles the mind sometimes..:-)

Iron Pol said...

I tend to write like I talk. Extensively. (Translated, non-stop).

I go with what moves me at that moment. Might be something that gets long. Might be a few sentences. The key is to get the point across. "I'm sick and in bed," gets the point across if you're under the weather. Other situations need more detail.

I read your short posts, and your long posts. If I feel it was verbose, I'll skim for content.

Julia said...

I get bored with the essays. There's a couple that get carried away and think that even if they're eating breakfast cereal there has to be some big philosophical moment to it...it gets a little too forced sometimes and I have to read them a few times over to understand exactly what they're trying to say. I think they don't even know sometimes...

You're a good read Nancy :-)

Even when you talk about poopy diapers!

bunnygirl said...

Just write what you feel like writing, when you feel like writing it. It's your blog, after all!

No need to worry that you might lose a reader by missing a day or two. Anyone who really likes you will have you on bloglines, right? ;-)

I hope you get to feeling better soon!

stronger said...

I like your short life stories style- makes it easy for catch-up. You have a good mix of races, home life, and information

TriFeist said...

Diary blogs rock. They are in the moment. True to life. I prefer a diary blog with the occasional epic post. I prefer blogs that are more stream of consciousness than War & Peace.

Essay blogs have their place but they get tedious.

Steven said...

Who has time for essay blogs? And I also agree that they seemed a bit forced sometimes.

Not every day has a life-altering moment in it.

Or do they?

Maybe I'm missing out!

jbmmommy said...

I was thinking the same thing the other day, if I'm in the mood for the essays, I know where to find them. I need the read of diary blogs more, seems more real and in touch.

LouBob said...

I write what I talk,what I live.... it's boring but it's my blog!