The Noodle Post Makes A Stand

When I started looking up information on creating my own blog, one of the tips a mega-blogger offered up on their site was to stay away from noodle posts.
Does anyone know what a noodle post is?
It's the type of post where you post the most mundane occurrence. In the most mundane language. Very frequently.
Here's an example of a noodle post:

"Today was a great day. I got out of bed, and I walked up and down my steps 35 times. That felt nice. After that, I went to work. When I got home, it was nice out. Since it was nice, I figured I'd plant some flowers. They were pretty. By the time I got done planting flowers, I was pretty dirty and hungry. I washed up and went to get something to eat at Olive Garden. I figured that was pretty fitting since I just planted flowers - so it would be nice to eat at a place with the word garden in it. When I got home, I went to bed. "

Sometimes that's OK.
Sometimes that's all you can come up with.
You're brain is saturated with the mental challenges of the day, and you're searching for something, anything to blog about. So, I understand that.

But day in and day out, the same bland noodles?

Every one's choice to blog is personal. And what you want to blog about is personal, as well. So, while I don't enjoy reading or writing noodle posts everyday of my life. That's an OK choice for some. I can choose to read or not to read. I can choose to write or not to write.

And what I decide to post about is my personal choice. My blog is , and most blogs are, by nature, self-centered. If mine is too much so or too whimsical and that's not your bag, here's a tip: Don't read it.

I enjoy airing out my idiosyncrasies. Openly putting myself out there and logging my self-evaluation. Saying publicly: "Here's where I am today. I was here yesterday. What will tomorrow bring?"
I enjoy the sisterhood that I have met and found here. There are some awesome people out there, who do have a lot of interesting things to say. I may not agree with all of them. But different perspectives are great. And we all even throw a noodle post out there, every-so-often.

The wonderful thing about the community I have found here in bloggy land is that they've helped me work out some of my stuff - my baggage. We are of different backgrounds, different ages, different interests. But we all bring something to the table.
We all have something to say. We all have a voice that needs to be heard. And most of them are kind, caring and compassionate. While it's hard to see our flaws through the computer screen, we have them. And that's what makes us all the more lovely.
But how about, for shits and giggles, we don't say things that are snide, malignant, cruel, invidious and/or deliberately mean? That's just bad form.

I've found that blogging is what I make of it. Like most things in life. I started the blog for me. Self-centered? Yes.
I think the thing that is scariest about the evolution of my blog is that I have come to feel completely comfortable here to lay down all (or most) of my thoughts. I feel here, like I do in my own home.

I'll leave you with these lyrics and call it a day.

I don't spend my time, tryin' to be what I'm not
I don't spend my time, trying' to get what you got
I work at pleasin' me, cuz I can't please you
And that's why I do what I do
My soul flies free like a willow tree
Doo wee Doo wee Doo wee -ee
~Erykah Badu

2 ripples in the pond:

Pippajo said...

Sometimes you just gotta have noodles!

In fact I could go for some Saigon noodles right now!

I was just telling my mother (of all people) the other day how liberating it is to be anonymous in my blog, how it just might be the only forum I've ever had in which I can say exactly what I want, whatever that might be. THAT is why I have a blog. I am free to say, or not say (sometimes way more important) whatever the heck I like.

So, I hope you never feel the need to defend anything you may post. You are too conscientious to post anything snide, malignant, cruel, insidious (I think?) and/or deliberately mean, so I can't see how you would have anything to apologize for.

It's not self-centered when it's your blog!

Tabba said...

Pip -
Thanks so much for those words. You have no idea how much I have need to hear them this week. I have thought seriously about ripping my blog down & starting over....completely anonymous....as my blog was maliciously attacked this week. The words that were used to attack myself, my blog and my writing were beyond comprehension.
That being said, I defend the noodle posts as we all have to fall back on them. Sometimes noodles do hit.the.spot.
But again, thank you so much for your kind words. They rub a sore spot in my heart!