Tuesday, January 10, 2012
I am Blogging From The Cheap Seats ...can you hear me?
Some bloggers are like the guys in the top rows of a large sports arena. I am one of them. We yell at the top of our voices only to be heard by a few. We don't have front row seats and the big boys seldom pass popcorn UP to us. We sit in cramped cushion-less seats while others set with their feet extending onto the playing floor. Sometimes we irritate others sitting next to use as we scream ....trying to be heard.
We wait in long lines with the rest of the poor slobs just like us. The eating huts and places to take care of our business are not as plentiful as those of the big boys. Our banners are not very flashy and our templates are borrowed from someone else. Yet we are there to root for our favorite team. We can scream and cheer, just like the men and women in the VIP seats. We can let our voices be heard, if only a few will hear.
I am reminded of a time I was at a sporting event sitting next to a little old lady. I jumped up and yelled toward the events on the floor. I felt kind of bad because I think I sprinkled a little juice on her. Okay, I spit on her. I didn't do it on purpose but I had something I wanted to say and I had to let it go. Later on in the evening the old lady was screaming louder than me. She had something SHE wanted to say. I even heard her say a few lines of mine, while spitting in her popcorn.
But you know what, I've often gone out for a night of dancing. However, when I arrived at one dancing spot no one was dancing. I am not the best dancer but I wanted to get my groove on. Hesitantly I grab my partner and said lets get on the floor. After a few odd moments the floor started jumping. The floor became crowded with laughter and bumping bodies. It wasn't a big spot but everybody was having fun. As I mentioned, I am not the best dancer, so while I am dancing I look at the other people on the floor and steal a few of their moves.
My journey into blogging has been much like that of my aforementioned adventures. At times I feel as if I am standing in the cheap seats talking to myself. I've heard it said that others do not want to hear our opinions unless they're ask for. I believe that to be true but sometimes "I" need to hear what I have to say. It reminds me of things that are important to me.
A serendipitous reward of blogging is that others might hear us and gain insight and knowledge from our words. We never know who is listening or why they are listening but it's safe to say that someone ....someone can hear us.
I've often said that I 'm yet to find a reason or purpose for blogging. Today I received a reward based on something I must have said in my blog. It's not the Oscar but it meant a great deal to me. I will explain the award in my next post. Maybe there's a purpose in this blogging thang that only others can define for us.
Anyway, I need all of you, so I hope that you keep coming back and visiting. I am a pawn on a large playing field. I am a small fish in a vast sea. I like to fish, and sometimes I go fishing and do not catch a thing. Sometimes I go and catch the big one.
I've been on the Internet for several years, I've met some nice people. I've been blogging for less than 2 months. I hope to met more individuals like myself that love to share their thoughts and dreams.
My hat is off to the little people up in the cheap seats.
CAN YOU HEAR ME UP THERE?!?