Do you ever wish you could make rules for blogging? Oh, I do. Yes I do.
Been going thru my Google Reader.. Dust started flying when I signed in, it's been so long since I read my normal blogs. I read a bunch of 'em. Some from people I know. But most from peeps I don't know in real life.
I really only want to make one rule. And it would be this. Blog rule #1 has to be.... You are required to write about the good, the bad, and the ugly. Did you read that? I said the BAD and the UGLY. And you don't reach the bad and the ugly stage by saying that your kids are sick. That is not bad nor ugly, that is just life, honey. The bad and the ugly is not how you forgot a visiting teaching appointment, ok? The bad and the ugly is not "we may not have the best of things, but darn it, we're happy".
The bad and the ugly is writing about stuff that makes you uncomfortable. Things you are nervous to share with others. Putting yourself out there. What will peopple think of me? (Hey, guess what? I personally have lots of bad and ugly to share in the near future.) The bad and the ugly happen to be something like....a post about how you were so sick that you threw up in your closet and were so miserable that you didn't clean it up for a few days. It's true! Happened to one of my girlfriends and she blogged about it. That is GOLDEN bad and ugly!
How's this for bad and ugly? Last weekend I saw the movie Bruno and then, two days later I took my husband to see the Hangover. For the second time! It was startling to see how I have become desensitized to vulgar things. No, I'm not really proud of that. And I'm sure many of you will think differently of me. But that's the truth.
The point is...we can all see thru the nothing-but-sunshine posts. And the question is....who are you trying to convince? Us? Or yourself?
I challenge you, if you have a blog, to show us some true BAD and UGLY. I'll be doing it, why not you?