Once you reach adulthood, a certain air of confidence settles around you. And then, you do something that is totally boneheaded.
One of my great pleasures is visiting other people's blogs and websites. Nothing is quite so entertaining as peeking into someone else's little slice of reality or to see the world through their words and thoughts. Remember, however, that we all process information differently. We all have different parameters of acceptable. For instance, I try to have fun with my stuff; I never take myself too seriously. There's no reason to post anything that I wouldn't show to anyone; there's a lot of young people in my world. In the end, I'm hoping I leave a PG internet footprint.
You'll notice that there's also a lot of writers that I follow or follow me. Language is used symbolically...metaphorically. I was reading a very entertaining blog that had the word "nude" in the title. It made total sense, in the way it was used, that the word most likely meant unadorned, or exposed. The hilarious post reflected on a funny aspect of life and people who fall in the Wally Mart moronic minions.
Then I logged onto my dashboard and looked at the list of blogs I'm following yesterday; I thought I'd catch up on my reading on my day off. The blog picture rolls by...it's a nude. That's right, peeps - it actually had nudity. Just last week, Blogger had a message that it was shutting down certain types of blogs that contained offensive material or nudity. I thought: "Hmmm...offensive is kinda tough to nail down, but I've never seen a blog with nudity..."
Mark this life event: adult confidence - gone.
Now, I'm frantic. How do I unfollow? Like IMMEDIATELY. Funny thing about being frantic - it makes some people more prone to making mistakes. I'll bet I read the instruction online six times and kept fumbling with the settings, sheesh! Finally, I figured it out.
I'm a bonehead.
(I'm thinking BONEHEAD might be a good once-a-month bloghop...everyone is a bonehead at one time or another. Whaddaya think?)