A list.

What’s better than a list?

[silence]

Exactly.

Nothing, I say nothing is better than a list.  Give it bullet points, give it numbers, give it wing-dings galore. Type it up. Write it up. Laminate it. Stick it on your refrigerator or closet door. College ruled notebook paper or flowery doodle pads, if there’s space to write… there’s space for lists.

So I’ve renamed the blog. I thought it was only fitting since the previous name no longer applied (Thirty going on 30), and because my love of lists is matched only by my great appreciation for long naps and frozen York Peppermint Patties.

Writing is so much simpler in list format. And, by giving the blog such a vague and ill-defined title, I’m not limiting myself with regards to what I can write about. On Monday I could present my top 10 ideas for solving the crisis in the Gaza Strip. On Tuesday, a riveting piece on my favorite kinds of pie. Most posts will probably fall somewhere in the middle.

Truly though, the best part of the list-format is that I no longer feel the pressure to add a “closing statement”; the final paragraph that wraps everything up in a nice little conclusion bundle. For me, that’s the hardest part. The beginning can be difficult. And the middle is a bit rough. But the ending… I do not care for them. With a list, you spell out your final item and you’re on your merry way. Hurray for no conclusions!

And so, to kick things off, I present:

The Five Things I Vow to do with this Blog

  1. Update it once a week. Yes, my friends. Once a week. See that title? It says Vow. So it’s fo’real.
  2. Never get too serious. No surprise there. If you know me at all, I’m seldom serious and have an unchecked compulsion to drop a “that’s-what-she-said” joke whenever I’m given the chance. There are enough depressing blogs and articles to read online- no need to add another to the mix.
  3. BUT, do get serious if the situation calls for it.
  4. Honesty. I’m pretty good at keeping (most) of my opinions to myself on social media sites. I want to be liked.  I don’t want controversy. I don’t want people to think I’m some silly twit. And I don’t want to stoke the fires of ridicuously long and drawn out Facebook debates. But, I’m nearly 31 and it’s probably time that I get over my fear of giving my thoughts on “hot topics”. So I might give my opinon on gay marriage. Or Hobby Lobby. Or the Kardashians. Who knows where the lists will take me.
  5. And finally, I vow to make all this as interesting as possible because every comment, every share and view is like crack-cocaine to a blogger. I gotta have it, man. So whatever it takes.

And in conclusion. . . oh, wait.

🙂

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