A Bit Serious and a Bit Not

So I've been noticing a trend lately on my blog. All of the posts that are serious and take deep thought and bearing of my soul tend to resonate with the crickets and all of my frivolous/random/short/funny posts are the ones people tend to comment on and engage with.

Trust me. I get it.

I've noticed the exact same trend in my blog reading habits. Picture heavy, short blogs are easy to quickly "read" (slash look at) and you can pretty much comment whatever first pops into your head. "Cute outfit. the color green is awesome!" etc. etc.

On more serious blogs I tend to only read the first paragraph, first sentence of every middle paragraph and the last paragraph. Skimming them over looking for interesting pictures and juicy blog stalking details. Then when i reach the bottom i'm too nervous to comment because i'm afraid I will say something that has nothing to do with the real meat of the blog or I will ask a question that was clearly answered in the 8th paragraph, 5th sentence down.

So, I'm at a crossroads with my blog...Give people what they want (fluffy and fun) or continue on with occasional serious blogs that help me sort my thoughts and hope that i'm not just sending things out to echo eternally in the black hole of blogger.

Maybe in the future I will split into two blogs - a lifestyle blog and a deep-thoughts-theological-poetry writing blog. For now, I will embrace the random and expect less comments and interaction on the blogs that take more effort to write. :)

Speaking of random...three things.
  1. Today I can't take my eyes off the coverage of what is happening in Japan. I'm praying that the Lord will miraculously stop the tsunami and aftershocks from causing further damage to the region, that families will be reunited quickly, and that recovery will be faster than anticipated. Donate to the cause at World Vision or the American Red Cross
  2. In case you were wondering from my post a few days ago, I decided to give up desserts for lent. No sweets for me till my easter basket! 
  3. I got my hair cut yesterday at a place called the Pink Mullet. Ever since I saw the name of the salon a few years ago, i've been highly intrigued so when the groupon for 59% off a cut/color landed in my inbox i jumped at the opportunity. Somehow, even with the groupon i ended up spending more than i'd like to admit just like I did last time...however, i really like the outcome! 
What do you think?

Hope you all have a great weekend!


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  2. Oh my gosh! Love that haircut!! So hip. haha. That makes me sound so old...oh, wait...

    Anyway, I think the mix of fun and serious blogs is perfect - it's just like life - sometimes fun and frivolous and sometimes deep and serious. Yeah. That's what I think.

  3. I think it's just important to post about whatever it is you feel the need or want to talk about. There's no reason why you can't do both lifestyle and deep-thoughts on the same blog :D

    Your hair looks wonderful!

  4. I've noticed the same thing with my blog - my "deeper" posts don't generate nearly as many comments as my "fluffy" posts. But I continue to write the deep posts (1) for myself, to improve as a writer, (2) because there are some people who read those deep posts and really appreciate them, and (3) the deep posts are really the ones that matter in the long run. Don't give up on the deep posts!

    Just came across your blog, and I've been enjoying reading it! :-)

  5. If your blog is for you, then write whatever you want! I like seeing both sides.

    Writing for me is an outlet, no matter what it's about. I think I don't comment on the deep thinking or poetry (and this is across the board, not just your blog) because I don't want to taint it. It stands so well on its own I feel like my, "I like this," comment might only distract from how great it is.

  6. I agree with everyone else...both the serious and the frivilous are you. Why separate them into 2 things? I give you permission to be both, even at the same time if you want. :) Sometimes one even makes the other more of what it is, ya know. As a contrast. Anyhow, I enjoy reading both types of posts. Personally, I'd say that I comment on the frivilous more because I kinda have to be deep with someone and get their deep feelings in a way that I would relate enough to comment (or feel comfortable commenting). But I still like to "hear" your thoughts on things.