Monthly Archives: June 2014

A blog on blogging in blogs

So I’ve decided that I’m going to go all inception on yo face, and write a blog post about blogging. (And when I first typed blogging there, I actually wrote blogigging or something like that just now. Once again, I don’t learn from my lessons, and I’m writing towards the weeeee hours of the morning. WEEEE!!!)

Anyway, so I’m just here, trying to work on this whole blog thing, because as many of you might have guessed so far, I’m not exactly what you would call “blog savvy” as of yet. Just give me some time, and I’ll do my best to improve, savvy?

So, right losing the train of thought, I was just about to say that I’ve been working on improving my profile, and it’s embarrassing that it’s taken about almost two years to finally begin blogging normally (once again, I almost had an atrocious spelling error: bloogging… right, I promise I’m only tired, and nothing else).

ANYWAYS…. ok so I was working on this blog here, and wondering, I wonder if they have a blog on how to create a blog? Do people do that kind of thing? And then if so, I would be even more embarrassed to show interest in a blog about blogging for not-so-savvy-new-bloggers? If anything, I would just get blogged down- see what I did there?

All puns aside, I am now seriously considering looking that up somewhere. The internet has everything these days, and I am now becoming more savvy on Pinterest too. Twitter? Ummmm yeah no, not my cup of tea yet.

Like I was saying, I have no idea what I was saying. I think I should really get on a normal sleep schedule, though it’s not like I have a job yet, so what the heck!…

…for real though, I’m going to bed.

This is me, stopping writing.

Or not stopping… like the die at the end of inception which doesn’t stop spinning, or does it? We’ll never know.

“Eureka!!!” kinda freek

Do you ever get the feeling like you have had an original idea? You have that “EUREKA!!!” kinda moment, and you begin to feel super confident that you are about to have a breakthrough idea that will change the world as everyone knows it; there will finally be flying cars, flying pigs, and cupcakes in milkshake form like in Wall-E, when suddenly- it happens. Your brilliant idea has just been derailed by the shocking discovery that someone has already thought of that brilliant idea first.

You feel defeated, and disappointed in yourself for not thinking of it sooner than that person had. That person had the initiative to act upon that idea long before you had ever even thought of it, and is now making trillions upon bajillions of dollars. Now what?

I too just had this brilliant “EUREKA!!!” moment for a story that I was already envisioning coming to life. The story had been fighting to break loose from its incarceration for a period of about five months, and tonight, I finally decided that I would break the locks, and let my idea loose for a little while, to see what would happen.

But the story that I was hoping to make into something that would possibly become my first book, or my longest story, had already been written. I looked at it briefly on Amazon in disgust, because someone dared to have done the same thing I wanted to do. And the worst part, is that it looked like they had done it well, if not a better idea than I. My whole bright future is now definitely going up in flames like the story (which is ironic, because the story is about a ship that lights on fire, and sinks! “Sea” what I did there??!).

 

But I am beginning to realize though, that maybe this won’t be the last brilliant idea I ever have. I’m sure there are more to spare, since God did make me a writer (I think). The thing that I needed to do though, was to dip into the idea, and search to see if it had already been written. And well, now that it has, I’ll have to move on to the next thing.

Last semester at a writer’s conference at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, I received some valuable advice from a sassy writer by no other name than Anne Lamott. She said that if you have an idea, you need to share it with others, because if you don’t, you could be keeping the world from something.

Can you imagine what would have happened if Charles Dickens never wrote? I’m sure he too felt defeated at times, or might have had other “Eureka!!!” ideas that others might have already taken. And what about Shakespeare? (Well, no one really knows if he did actually write his stuff, but that’s another story for another time.) What if he had been too lazy to create his plays, and our English language never developed to the flourishing point that it’s at now? That would be such a shame, ain’t that right? Although flourishing might be too strong of a word to use here…

Dickens could have instead spent more time dancing (or whatever the heck they did back then), and not have given freedom to his stories, and we would have missed out. And Shakespeare could have soley just been a player that I’m sure he was because, come on, where do you think he got his inspiration from?

Anyway, I guess what I’m saying is that, even if you’re not a writer or a muse-inspired artist, and you also have ideas like these that are already taken, I would say, keep exploring the ideas, because they could lead you on to something else.

And yeah, like the title suggests, I think I might be becoming a “Eureka!!!” kinda freek; I’m on the hunt to chase for more Eurekas. Even though “Eureka!!!” doesn’t exactly mean what I’m trying to get it to mean. Just go along with me here, please? It’s 3:45 am. And that’s my cue to stop writing. For real. Ok now I can’t stop. It’s like a drug that’s not prescription. Alright, for real, so long suckahhhsss.

Imma Back!!

I know it has been a really long time since I have posted, being that the last time I wrote for this here blog was when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Anyway, that’s not that important right now.

What I want to focus on is an idea that I’ve been dwelling on for the past week or so, and it has to do with God’s love.

Ok, first of all, it’s 2:15 am, and understand that anything I say can and may be used against me in the accusatory non-colloquial writing that I’m sure that is going to follow… but please bear with me, like a bear, and dog up to reading it, like a dog (if they could read, that is).

Back to the main topic (and I’m warning you know, I go off on many tangents- don’t those have something to do with triangles?), I have been thinking about the idea of God’s love for us in the ultimate example of Him sending His only son down to earth to die for our sins, but God has helped me to think about it to a depth I had only lightly brushed over.

While it’s easy to say that, yeah, he died in order to save the world, it is even harder to comprehend the fact that he died for each and every one of us.

It’s hard to imagine one person sacrificing his life for another, and it’s even harder to see that Jesus essentially died about 7 billion times, once for each person on the earth just today, not counting the billions of people who have lived before us. According to Population Reference Bureau (http://www.prb.org/Publications/Articles/2002/HowManyPeopleHaveEverLivedonEarth.aspx), 108 billion people have lived on this earth, so the number of people living today are just a small fraction of that number.

The day that Jesus was nailed to the cross, he took on the sins of every single one of those 108 billion people that would live, including the people of the distant future that we don’t know yet. Just think of the amount of times a person can sin in just one day, multiplied by all the sins he or she will ever commit. Then take that estimated number, and multiply it by the number of people who will ever exist. Daunting, isn’t it?

But we can exhaust ourselves by trying to figure out numbers like these, because we aren’t the ones who have to handle it. It’s already been handled by our omnipotent God, and it is just a way for us to remember, how grand our God really is, and how much He is love, to have died for each and every one of us.

So, yeah. You should read the book Crazy Love by Francis Chan, because it’s really great, and explains a whole lot more on the subject that I simply cannot at, now 3 am. Yeah….

Ok, over and out. And just for funsies, here’s a cute picture of our new cat! Image

 

So cute, it hurts.