I love my blog. In a manner of speaking I can say that. After all, the word "love" is perhaps one of the most misused and misunderstood words in the English language. We all tend to say that we love certain foods, times of the year, places, or things. Then of course we love certain people. There should probably be degrees of love or different words to actually express the kind of "love" we are trying to express. Instead we lump a lot of things into one word that loses power in its overuse and misuse.
So in thinking more about my blog post title today, maybe I should change the word "love" to something less enigmatic. What is actually on my mind is enthusiasm or interest perhaps. From my own standpoint I continue to be dedicated to my blog with a sense of commitment. I don't post like I did in my first year of blogging and as I continue to blog I seem to be cutting back more.
It's not that I dislike blogging or anything remotely like that. I remain passionate about my blog, but in a different way that I once felt. Blogging can be an enormous undertaking as those of you who have blogged as I do already know. A time for reevaluation of blogging has come for me. Now don't get me wrong here--I'm not indicating that I am going to quit blogging. But I will continue to see a metamorphic cycle in my blogging activity and currently I'm not exactly sure where it will all take me. For now, my blogging trend will be as it has been in the past months--a combination of Battle of the Bands, Insecure Writer's Support Group, and a random assortment of peculiar or even utterly normal thoughts. And let's not forget Blogging from A to Z April Challenge. In other words, business as usual.
My Blog Schedule tab at the top of my page has become more of a historical artifact of where Tossing It Out once was and no longer representative of what it has become at this time. Next week my schedule might become more predictable, but then again maybe the schedule will go further awry. I like my blog a lot. Sometimes it has a mind of its own and I must respect that.
But love? There are many words that work better than the word love to describe certain things. Likewise there are many synonyms that can work for the word love. How can we say love? Let us count the words...
And speaking of Battle of the Bands, what a convenient Monday day-before-the-event post this is. It's kind of a throwaway post that will likely pass as quickly as most of those I used to put up when I was posting daily.
Consider this post a prelude to tomorrow's BOTB post and a clue as to the song I'll be using this time around. I will say that it's a love song. It's also a song that I posted about a few months ago. The song is one that I find very touching and meaningful in my own life. Be sure to stop in tomorrow Tuesday September 15th for my next Battle of the Bands post.
What do you "love" most about blogging? What do you dislike most? What replacement words for "love" can you think of? Can you guess what song I'll be using for my next Battle of the Bands post?