I’m the first person to admit that I am not a “serious” blogger. But it wasn’t always that way. When I started blogging somewhere around 2001, my blog posts reflected my life being married to an Israeli Sabra and raising our multi-cultural family or shared my latest digital, fiber and other creations. My blog also delved into more serious issues like Israel and our neighbors, the Palestinians. At some point I realized that writing about these latter topics left me very agitated. If anything, my agitation intensified to the point where my body was physically reacting to it …and not in a good way. And then I had a personal epiphany. Even though I vented my feelings through writing on my blog, it.changed.nothing.in.the.real.world.
This isn’t to say that I no longer have thoughts about these tension-making subjects, it’s just that I choose not to dwell on them online. While that probably makes my blog less attractive for some to read, the purpose of this blog is less about having readers looking for info on Israel and more about having a place for me to keep in touch with family and old friends.
In one of her posts this last week, Imshin put into words much better than I a general feeling I’ve had lately about the blogosphere and perhaps even blogging in general.
“Isn’t it far better to get on with living and not talk about it all the time? Get on with living and working and doing our little bit to make this little home of ours here work properly?”