I remember this afternoon that conversation I had with a friend almost 9 years ago. My friend said that blogs are rants and she didn’t want to be ranting all the time.
I had been blogging for a couple of years at the time. I took offense. Then, after getting over the offense, I realized she was onto something.
I thought of that this afternoon because I just deleted a rant-blog-post. It felt pretty good to type it out. The act of typing it out and editing and typing again really helped me sort through that story.
In fact, I sorted it through enough that I no longer felt the need to share it with you. Which will actually make your day better because you don’t need to read just another rant. You’ll find (and hopefully ignore) enough of those today without my contributing.
Now, it could be that blogs have evolved over the past 9 years. I know the way I deal with the internet has changed since 2006. I bet it has for you, too. Maybe we’re less ranty now. Or maybe we have come to realize that things we put on the internet have this incredible propensity to stay there, to get around, to end up in places we don’t want them.
There IS a place for rants! There are many,many more places NOT for rants.
May you and I continue to grow in knowing the difference!
Oh, and, BTW, that friend who suggested blogs were rants. I married her 8 years ago this coming Tuesday.
And I couldn’t be happier. Which cuts seriously into my need to rant.