Today we have a guest! Please welcome The Cutter, from The Cutter Rambles. The Cutter is a happy blogger, which is really what this post is all about, so I know you’ll love his blog. Pop on by and send some rawr-love his way!
made-up internet handle name is The Cutter. Miss Rara was nice enough to lend me some space on her amazing site. It was a very kind gesture and we should all send some good cheer in her direction.
It’s nice to meet you all, and I sincerely hope we can be friends. But before we can commit to any sort of relationship, I feel I need to warn you of something: I am a happy blogger.
What does that mean? Let me elaborate…
In my travels throughout the blogosphere, I’ve come across many talented writers. I’ve encountered people from all walks of life, and I have been amazed by some of the stories I’ve read. Unfortunately, reading some of these blogs has left me a bit self-conscious at times.
Bloggers are sometimes asked: “Why do you write?” Some people write because they have an important story that they want to share with others. Others use their writing as a form of therapy to help them move past difficult times.
People ask me why I write, and I’m all like, um…because I’m bored at work?
Some bloggers are able to relay stories of overcoming adversity that are heartwarming and inspiring. The greatest adversity I’ve had to overcome? I suppose it was tough when I was in 7th grade, and my parents wouldn’t buy me those Andre Agassi Nike sneakers I desperately wanted, so I had to settle for a pair of random Nikes instead. (Please make sure to keep me in your prayers.)
As a result, I became worried that my blog was a bit lacking. While others are sharing tales of pain and triumph, I’m over here going, “G.I.Joe is awesome!”
Fortunately, I soon realized that I had no reason to feel inadequate. I can now see that the diversity of the blogosphere is what makes it great. There are a lot of different writers writing about a lot of different subjects. Not every blog has to be the same, and I don’t think we would really want them to be.
Just because I’m not coming from a place of pain doesn’t mean that I don’t still have some good stories to tell. I could try to write something deep and full of angst, but it wouldn’t be accurate, and I’m sure the quality of writing would reflect that. Sure, I’ll sometimes try to discuss some more serious subjects, but for the most part, I’m going to be writing from a happy place.
I know that there is room in the blogging world for happy bloggers. After all, those stories about poop and geese aren’t going to write themselves. Hopefully some of you will join me in my happy place. It’s bright and colorful, and sometimes we wear funny hats.
Thanks again to Rara for allowing me to share this with you all. Until next time, stay positive!
Note: This is the Fonz, not me.
And that, my friends, is how you make awesome-sauce. Leave a comment, or two, or twenty-two, and then hop on over to The Cutter’s place to have a happy read. If I were you, I’d start here:
Are you a happy blogger? Do you wear fun hats?