Posted by: Kristy | April 3, 2009

Time to invest in more red pens

My entire style officially is cramped.

Prepare yourself for the part where I’m a major ditz, but a simple logic fell into place today.

Two plus two equals four. If I touch a stove top flowing with heat-producing electric current I probably will be burned. If I pet a strange dog he may bite me.

If I post something on my blog, chances are someone will read it via Google Reader.

I know, crazy thought.  It came to me while I was, ahem, reading others’ blogs via the lovely Reader.

I have no problem with this, really. I am of the firm opinion that you only cast words into the blogosphere that are intended to be read. Therefore, I edit my blog excessively for content before posting — I’m all for full disclosure but only if I want the world to read it. It’s conscious vulnerability.

However, the entire problem comes from this little habit I have of burying posts. When there is something I want to say but I don’t want it to glare at everyone on the front page — at the very top — for while, I write it and then let it sit for a while, editing away, until it’s able to be viewed publically and I have a number of following posts within which to hide it. Just to be that much less visible and make fewer personal waves.

Google Reader makes this sly technique IMPOSSIBLE. It says, “Ooooh, look! Kristin published something a week ago but you never read it. Hop on board!

Again, I write so that people will read. I just realized, though, that our friends at Google are bringing my words about people to my subject’s computer screens. And I don’t write anything negative about said people. But it’s just weird to think of my friends and family — those who put up with me on a daily basis — subscribing to instant access to my thoughts. Complete strangers, totally no problem. But my friends? Those who love me? Makes me blush and bury my head in the pillow.

And that is my confession of the day. Now back to my streamlined blog trolling. Via the Reader. Because I never said I didn’t like it.



  1. what about back dating posts?

  2. Oh, totally do that. Already on it. 🙂

  3. BLAM. there ya go!

  4. So, I read you’re getting a puppy. I am simultaneously uber excited for you and insanely jealous! What kind? When? You MUST post photos. 🙂

  5. HAHA. Oh don’t you worry … when it happens, you’ll know. This answers your questions

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