THE CRUSH CREW, going Against The Grain (OW)

8 06 2010

sssshhhh, The big boys are reading

Today I dedicate my post not to my crush, but to you.  Who? You, yes you who are reading this right now.  Why because you have inspired me to continue this blog journey.  What do you mean you ask, well pull up a chair lets blog a bit.  I was thinking of stopping my blog.  Until I checked my stats and subscribers list and saw I actually have a following dedicated people who look for me everyday, and I can’t let them down.  Why would I stop you say.

 Well,

  I recently questioned the powers that be, on the choices for the freshly pressed topics.  Let me warn you, never go against the grain, unless you are strong enough to get scratched.  But of course I wouldn’t be me if I weren’t so vocal, and I have got plenty or scars and scratches to prove it. 

 Anyway, I ask some simple questions about getting chosen.  I was told two things, one my blog was too new.  Ok can’t disagree with you there, that’s fine.  But then I was told, pretty much that it was uninteresting, limited, and that I needed to broaden my topics….

 What the French Toast Vanilla Bean Cheese Cake 😉 had to mention him of course…eh  hem

 Webster’s defines blog as follows, Blog: a Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer.

 I’d like to take a minute to focus on the word personal.  That means its me, all me and all about me.

 Who am I to say or think a persons blog is limited or not interesting enough if it is PERSONAL.  It is their life and what is the most powerful and important thing in that life.  Can I say that a woman’s child growing up and her posting photo’s every day of that child is not interesting, can I say that a man posting photo’s of his dog on his couch is boring, or can I say that a video blog of an owl in a nest 24/7 is limited and not life changing….no I cannot no more than I can say a woman posting her trials of breast cancer or a man journaling his life for his children as he dies is.  It is personal and not for me, but YOU, to choose.  But if it were not for these blogs where would our choice be.  How would we know what is interesting or not to us.  What we find boring or exciting, if we never knew it existed.  There are so many blogs that, that fact alone makes our life broader.

 Sure I could sit here and talk about the BP’s oil spill, …its still leaking,  Or I could talk about Sandra bullock at the MTV music awards, …she is the same loveable person she was before, its Jessie James who has changed.  I could even talk about President Obama, love him, but he is doing his job….like a parent does for their children, it’s the presidents job to get blamed for EVERYTHING that goes wrong in America.

 But these topics are not my muses…that one great thing in MY life, my motivation, my love, that thing that inspires, the voice that allows me to go on and be me….. For me that is my crush. 

When I want to write about something other than my topic, my crush, I visit other peoples blogs and leave comments.

 I understand for many, blogging is a way of life and a job.  And I have to be honest, if I was offered a salary, TV show, radio to do this I would of course take it and so would you.  It is every bloggers dream to have their blog read and admired by the world. But it is not the reason we do it, or at least I do it.  I don’t live to blog…I blog to live.  To ease life as I know… to speak my mind…to let my voice be heard about something that is important to me.

 I mean if you really think about… isn’t life just a blog…what you read in the newspapers, see on TV, read about in book, hear on the radio,…. These are all just someone’s thoughts, said out loud.  Sometimes its interesting and sometimes is not…sometimes its limited and sometimes its broad…but its always personal.

So if after this post my blog suddenly disappears, I have been captured by the powers that be….help me…lol.

And to those of you who have chosen to follow me.  I thank you from the bottom of my heart.  You have applied BPR (Blog Printing Resuscitation) on my heart and allowed me to continue another day.

 So should I tell them, would you….

 Yes I will tell you, my followers…. I have a crush on you….

 I deem you, THE CRUSH CREW Club, Stand up, let your voices be heard, Go forth and multiply, bring others to the club.

go against the grain, follow/subscribe to this blog… Join us….

 We’ll talk,

 Hope.

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16 responses

8 06 2010
Herself

hey there 🙂

thanks for commenting on my blog. And I just thought i’d say that the paragraph above about people’s opinions of blogs, what makes a personal blog good and who chooses to read them etc is great and really so true.

Thanks again xx

8 06 2010
hopelesslycrushingonyou

if were are not free to blog…. then we are not free….
thanks for visiting…do come back again….

Hope

8 06 2010
ofsoundandfury8

Yes! Please continue your blog!!!

8 06 2010
hopelesslycrushingonyou

Thank you for visiting….i will….i refuse to let the powers that be put duct tape on my mouth…. i don’t care how many uses its good for….the duct tape…not my mouth….lol

Hope

8 06 2010
QueenPinky

Ugh, how could they think your blog is boring! It’s an outrage! Plus, they are such blog snobs. All I ever see on the Freshly Pressed are far away places and food I can’t afford! Poo on them! We love you QueenHope!

Keep it up!

Big Kiss (^_^) QueenPinky

8 06 2010
hopelesslycrushingonyou

lets REVOLT!!!!

My queen shall i gather the army and prepare them for battle…

thanks……xoxoxox

Hope

8 06 2010
QueenPinky

YES!!! More news from Freshly Pressed!!! That “Your Blog is to new” crap is BS. I just read one of the Freshly Pressed articles about Claudia Schiffer doing a shoot as a Black lady and as her self and i guess its been pretty controversial (dont know why, i think the picture looks great) but this little 19 year old chick who posted the blog has only been posting since like TODAY and Im not being sarcastic QueenHope! She has 2 blogs and one is her welcome blog… Down with WordPress! lol, j/k.

I guess if you’re not talking about something exotic or news worthy then you are not exotic or news worth! WHATEVER! They stink.

8 06 2010
hopelesslycrushingonyou

are you serious…. i read that post and commented on it….didn’t even notice she was new…. i thought she was a seasoned vet…and there is one post on there, that didnt have any comments at all…so who chose that one… I have to say i have seen more articles on there that are so boring its not even funny…and those people with good content…never make it there and so their wonderful blogs are missed… i wish i was internet savy and knew how to set up a blog site….we shall hence forth call them snogs (as you so eloquently put it, blog snobs)…
and we don’t need no snogs in our kingdom….lol

Hope

9 06 2010
lightenup

This is an<<<<<>>>>> post that explains and demonstrates the reasons brilliance shines through so many so called ordinary blogs. You have a slam dunk here.

What drew me to your blog in the first place was it’s originality, the title, the theme. I was curious and isn’t that why we pick up the magazines in the checkout line, flip the channels, idly surf the web, till something catches our attention?

What kept me reading was the true story of the truest you. When someone can write, so that you feel into what they write, enjoy it, feel them, that is powerful.

You said “It is their life and what is the most powerful and important thing in that life.”

I would say to wordpress, be careful what you label uninteresting.

9 06 2010
hopelesslycrushingonyou

aaawww thanks… you have given me great motivation to go on…..
hope

9 06 2010
Raul

It is frustrating that they would say that about your blog. It is so difficult to get on freshly pressed and I have seen blogs on there that are new. To say that a blog is not interesting is disrespectful. But, what really matters are the people who actually want to read your blog and actively search for it. Like you said, we blog for us…if people read it, well, I can’t say that’s a bad thing. 🙂

9 06 2010
hopelesslycrushingonyou

thank you…..maybe they should have a suggestion box and the people who actually read the blogs could suggest a fressly pressed pick…
thank you for reading my blog…it is great to be read ;)….

hope

9 06 2010
Michelle Brown

Great post, and so true. Blogging is 3D journaling, your personal thoughts out there for the world to connect with and comment about. I think you should also define interesting for Word Press, it appears they don’t know that one either. The comments and following you have shows that others find this interesting.

9 06 2010
hopelesslycrushingonyou

thank you…. i thought it was just me…
Hope

10 06 2010
pleasetellme

you can’t delete your blog! you are my inspiration for my anonymous blog 🙂
i check on your blog everyday for new posts and i love reading them!

10 06 2010
hopelesslycrushingonyou

aaaawwww thanks…. i will keep it going…at least until i marry him……lol

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