There are some things that I won't blog about on principle. I break these rules from time to time, for sure, but some things just seem like losing propositions to write about. That's not because I think these are bad topics or because they're not part of my life, but because I think devoting space to them would make for a bad blog. It's really out of respect for you and your time that I keep my mouth shut, although in a couple of areas it's out of respect for myself and my privacy.
Some of these topics:
1) The lousy weather, or being sick. These bum everyone out. My take on them isn't new, or unique. Nothing to be learned here.
2) My insecurities about my body. What's less interesting than a woman with body image issues? Not much.
3) Television programs. I watch very few, and even when I'm interested and absorbed by them, I have no reason to believe anything I have to say about them is unique.
4) My love life. Alas, it's always in flux, and I've got too many doubts and fears about it to make it feel safe to talk about it on the Internet. Remind me that reaching out long distance is often a risky enterprise. Sigh.
5) Money. I went from earning more than enough to earning a little less than enough, and so money's on my mind a lot. The anxiety I have about it is tedious and private. I'll figure it out. No need to talk about it.
6) House and home projects: the garbage disposal, the bathroom, the yard, the endless to-do list of owning a home. I don't think I have much interesting to add here.
7) Politics. There are too many other, smarter voices clamoring for attention. Doesn't mean I don't care.
8) Memes or quizzes of various sorts. I'm as narcissistic as anyone, but even I can't imagine that anyone wonders which animal I am, or which deadly sin I am, or which classic rock song I am, or whatever the metaphorical personality quiz of the day is.