Thursday, 4 October 2007

kinds of blogger

I am but a simple soul and something has been worrying me, laying heavy upon my consciousness and troubling my dreams.

What sort of blogger am I?

I keep seeing people described as political, creative, funny etc etc and when I go to join a community or blogging group I come to that point where it says

'what is your blog about'

or

'which of these categories best describes your blog'

I DON'T KNOW! and I am not sure I want to be squeezed into a box. I would hate to log in and know that today I have to be funny or I must say something intelligent about the current political climate in the northern provinces of some minor state.

Personally I want the freedom to be odd and be different, I credit my reader(?s) with enough intelligence to know when I'm being silly and if someone laughs at my rambling then it must be funny.

To tell you the truth, it scares me a little because if you say you will write in a certain way people have expectations and I have found that, in my opinion, the bloggers who make the biggest deal out of being 'humourous' aren't (perhaps it's the strain of making humour a chore rather than a pleasure to be dipped into at random)

Hey look, today I'm a confused, ranting blogger

11 comments:

Rebicmel said...

Tim that is why you must blog without obligations hun.

KB said...

You are my kind of blogger...keep up the good work hun.

Nick Phillips said...

Hi, first time here. You know, this is actually a coincidence cos I just wrote something about what kind of blogs I like and what kind of blogger I am (well, more or less anyway) and I stumble upon your blog with almost the same kind of questions ... LOL!

Great blog though. Will be stopping by more often, that for sure ...

awannabe said...

U are a random blogger. Nothing wrong with that.

GeologyJoe said...

I too am a random blogger. I like to think of mine as a personal brain dump.

Darlin_Jo said...

Toadee....just be you. Thats who we love. Have you looked at my blogs lately? I have everything from pit bulls to injured children to local watering holes to spiders and dragonflies.

There is no point or theme....thats what keeps em coming back for more.

~Darlin~

snowelf said...

Hey Toadee :)

I like your blog and I don't care what category it is.
Just write what you feel and don't worry about the rest.

much love,
--snow

Toadee said...

I love these comments, I love blogging and I love.....

omg I thought for a minute I was receiving an oscar hehe

thanks guys ;o)

Lorelei said...

I have the same problem. I will not be put into a box!!! :D

selfconfessedfailure said...

I really like your blog. I consider myself to be a sporadic blogger. It's there if I need a rant/creative outlet/escape route but if I don't, I can leave it alone for a little while. Your blog is ace because no matter what you're writing about, you write very well, which is why I make a point of dropping back in whenever I'm in bloggy mode.
Please keep up the good work and don't worry about what other people are doing :-)

Toadee said...

thank you so much, suddenly life seems worth blogging