I often find myself reading moving blog posts and not leaving a comment. It's not because I have nothing to say; rather it is usually because I have too much to say. Trying to come up with the "perfect" wording or even something that remotely hints at what I want to say becomes too stressful. So I just click the little "x" in the top corner of my browser and end the smile that the author will never see.
Which is a shame.
I love to know when people have been here, when someone has read the words I took time to type. If I had to guess, many of the other writers - no matter if they have 10 followers or 10,000 - like to know someone is reading.
At the end of many of my blog posts, I will be asking you for One Word. That's it. One. You can write more if you feel like it but the pressure is off if you don't. Yes, you'll still have to type in those creative little confirmation words that arise before your comment is published, but I find those bring more laughs than stress.
I've been finding myself running around in circles again recently, not sure whether I should name the newsletter this or that, run 2 miles for a fast pace or jog/walk 4 miles, go out to eat for dinner or cook that pasta that has been sitting neglected in the pantry for far too long.
When I step back and look at the choices, it almost makes me laugh. Really, these things matter so very little. If my neighbor hates the new website and Oprah loves it - it doesn't matter. If I never run under a ten-minute mile despite years of running - it doesn't matter.
As I start to think yet once again about perfection and target markets and web code and fiber and caffeine and .... enough.
I choose my word of the week to be "Eh". (Yes, your "word" can be whatever you want it to be. No rules.)
So to all of these seemingly oh-so-important-potentially-life-changing decisions, I bid you an "Eh."
You can share your reasons or not, but what is your one word of the week?