Blog lessons, life changes, and Jamie Curtis’s bowels.

So I’m still new to this blogging thing and I’m learning what I like and what I don’t.

I was originally trying to style things based on blogs I’ve read/friend’s blogs/things that seem to work on other sites, but I’m slowly starting to learn what works–and what doesn’t–for me.

I don’t think I could simply write about one subject–it’d probably get old for me and for whoever’s out there reading this. I’ve decided that there are a few different topics I definitely would like to focus on: shit I like; music/TV/ent stuff; dealing with Alzheimer’s; and food/recipe stuff I’m trying out.

I’m not going to limit myself to just these things, but I do think I want to come up with a regular schedule for some posts– like maybe make Fridays “Shit I Like” days, or post food/recipe stuff on Tuesdays. It’ll help give me a little structure to the blog and force me to write even when I’m feeling uninspired/lazy. Of course this will all be peppered with funny stories/life stuff/whatever else comes up in the course of the little online entity.

I don’t think I’m going to do day or weekend recaps religiously–I find that I lose interest writing them, which makes me wonder how exciting they actually are to read. I was trying to transfer over what I did on Myspace to here, but truth is, it’s a different ballgame now. This feels more fluid than that– I guess because I know at least some people are out there reading?

I’ve actually been talking about this with a few people in the past few weeks and these conversations definitely did influence some of my direction. I was talking to one friend about my “Moments of Zen”–things I might usually post on FB, but figured I’d throw on here. I thought the clips were funny, even though I’m not really one to watch clips other people post on their blogs. A friend shared that she also was disinterested in blogging clips and I agreed. Then I wondered why the hell I was doing it in my own blog (this isn’t to say there won’t be times I still share things… just don’t expect to see daily “moments of Zen” anymore).

I had a similar conversation with my friend Norris about the direction of my blog. This got Norris thinking about my bowels (he won’t admit to that, but there had to be some progression from my blog to Jamie’s Curtis’s inner workings).

See below:

Norris: I’m glad I can read your blog now that it’s not on nubs myspace
me:  Yeah, I know. I’m glad, too but it’s def. different–what I write/how
Norris: Because it’s public now?
me:  Yeah, because now I know some people are actually paying attention. It doesn’t change the way I write completely, but I guess it feels more… alive? Like, I’m having more of a dialogue
me:  I mean, it’s good, but it’s making me reevaluate what I want to talk about, how I want to structure it. I think I’m going to try to have a “regular” schedule
Norris: OK, lets be real–you don’t have a regular anything
me: HAHAHA–trueee. Maybe “regular” isn’t the right word?
Norris: “Regular” makes me think about bowel movements and that Jamie Lee Curtis commercial about yogurt
me: oh Jamie Lee, how you’ve fallen
Norris: From the scream queen to Activia…just doesn’t seem right
me:  for serious.
Norris: you should write a blog entry about that.
me: the sky’s the limit…

So Norris, here you go. Enjoy your 15 minutes in my bowels blog.

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