Silver Lining: Straight On

June 10, 2011

Straight On

Lately I’ve received some interesting veiled comments, and some interesting not-so-veiled comments about my blog. It’s making me think long and hard about why I have this blog, and how I choose what I write.

This is what I came up with. My rationale for this blog:

This blog is my space. I created it. I designed it. I chose what it looks like. It’s the tiny portion of cyberspace that I claim all to myself. This blog is my space.

This blog is my emotional and creative outlet. I express myself here. I emote here. I ramble on in my silly girl way here. Often I won’t be able to get an idea out of my head until I blog about it. This blog is my outlet.

This blog helps me process. I explore different ideas here. I categorize events and people and attach meaning to them. It helps me figure out which things in my life are important, and which are not. This blog is my processor.

This blog is my personal journal. I write about my life. I write as an individual in an ego-centric generation. I write to help me remember. This blog is my journal.

Most of the comments I received about this blog are true. Yes, I am a very sensitive girl. Yes, I have a large tendency to complain. Yes, this blog is just a small little silly thing. But no, I do not write for sensationalism, or to provoke an emotional reaction from my readers.

And yes, despite everything, I am proud of my blog.

This blog is my space. If you, my dear readers, no longer agree with the subject matter, content, or presentation of my blog, you can unsubscribe, or just stop reading it. I promise not to be offended. We will part ways cordially, as friends. I promise.

Because the bottom line is: I get to choose what this blog is.

My name is Brooke Wilson, and this blog is my space.


  1. You go girl!! Or something else motivational that isn't so cliche.

    I love your blog!!

    And I love you.

  2. PERFECTO. write what you write and be you. and tell me who those naughties are that dont like your blog or what you write (basically who doesnt like you for who you are) and i will part ways with them cordially, as friends, too. MAYWAGE IS ROUND THE CORNER!!!! OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! SO EXCITED FOR AN IN AND OUT CATERED RECEPTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Why would people read a blog if they didn't like it? That's the great thing about blogs, reading them is optional! I find your blog very entertaining and well written. Reading blogs is my outlet :) Way to stand up for yourself against various veiled and unveiled comments.

  4. And is In and Out really catering your reception?

  5. I love reading your blog! I think it is lovely and entertaining.

  6. I love reading your blog.


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