I’m quitting my job and starting a blog…

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I’m told people make money blogging. I don’t know who they are or how they do it. Whatever money they get can’t be much.

So, I had to laugh at the absurdity of the idea expressed in a current TV commercial. A couple says, “No,” to a list of requests and questions until they can say, “Yes,” to some kind of food.

I’ve heard the part several times where the husband says, “I’m quitting my job and starting a blog.” It makes me laugh every time I hear it.

My dad asked me, “Why would you want all those people to know your business?” I don’t really feel that what I write about is that controversial or personal, though I have mentioned underwear and my broken marriage more often than I probably should. I consider what I write about to be more everyday realizations. Since I no longer have a husband to bounce random thoughts off of, I have found the paper to be my audience. Actually, I can be way more open to the blank page than I could be to him. I was so fearful of his anger and misinterpretations of most innocent and common comments. (Oops, my personal business… out there, again.)

So, I am quitting my job, not that I have one, and starting a blog, not that I didn’t start this blog a year ago. Blogging is cheaper than counseling, it sharpens my observations, and it connects me with others. Riches are relative.

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