Every time I hit the publish button on a post, I have a mini-panic attack, albeit quiet. The voices in my head are often merciless, saying, This time you went too far! You have said way too much! Have you no shame, hanging your balls out there like that?!
I think, look at those links, woman! Why does your writing look so different from all others? You chose politics and yet you continue to go off the ranch with your wandering thought-streams.
Oh, hell if I know! I just know I'm not a mommy-blogger (no offense). And though my thoughts are at times random, I don't fit into the daily-happenings-of-life kind of blogging. Politics? Culture? Umm, kinda-sorta. America? Oh yes! All day, every day.
There are so many wonderful blogs to read among the millions in the blogosphere. I love finding new and interesting ones (feel free to leave your recommendations in the comments, btw). As for this blogger, it's an unpredictable experience for me every time I start typing.
For some, blogging is the business of writing, even if there's no money in it. For me writing is personal. I have tried to do it differently, but I have found I can not. My heart is in every word I write.
Some people make attempts to live without politics. They see Washington, D.C. as separate from their life, a place for liars and cheats. These people may vote, but they don't see much use in it. I understand their frustration, but I don't see what they see.
Politics live, breathes and breeds in every expanse and small corner of my life. Now don't misunderstand me. I don't want to discuss every political issue under the sun (I think that's kinda obvious). But I can't pretend I don't see the influence of our country's political climate at all of my life turns.
(In this latest turn of events, I'm writing a chapter in the parent's guide by the seat of my pants. Stay tuned. It's possible you could have some pointers that don't include locking them in the closet until marriages can be arranged.)
Maybe in 50 or a hundred years, some anthropologist can learn a pinch of what one citizen thought about her country's politics by perusing this little blog.
That's my truth and I'm sticking with it.