What Do You Want From Me? Plus Newborn photos.

by Lucky Red Hen on March 29, 2011

Blogging regularly is tricky for me because I think y’all want to see photos with posts. Is that what you want? Or are you here for my outlook on life and weird musings? Do be honest, I guess if I was asked the same thing about someone else’s blog, I’m not sure I’d know how to answer. Am I there for the photos or stories?

I like photos, of course. And I suppose you do too (who doesn’t?) But are photos mandatory? If they are, which is how I think, then my posting will have to be few and far between. I’m just not photographing as much lately, instead wanting to concentrate on my family (not saying that others can’t do both… it’s just difficult for me to manage.)

But you’ve figured out that I HAVE been taking photos lately (obviously, because there are pictures in between these paragraphs), so I DO have content to share sometimes. Actually, now that I’m thinking about it, I’m doing a lot more photographing for someone who’s decided to not do photographing. Hmm. That’s odd. Perhaps I should tell myself that I’m not going to do anymore laundry and it’ll start getting done around here ;)

Sometimes I have an idea of what I’d like to write about, some deep and meaningful thoughts, but I freeze when I don’t have a photograph to put with the post then I wait too long and another subject seems more important and I bail on the other one.

Should the photo coordinate with the post? Does it HAVE to? Maybe not. I’ve seen other bloggers post sans photograph. I kinda think they’re braver than I to not have a crutch of needing one to post.

There are ideas in this 10% used gray matter of mine that could offend others (religion? politics? secks?), bore some (E = MC2), embarrass a few (remember that time when so-and-so was caught making out with…), or just plain make me look like an insensitive idiot (racial/cultural observances). Honestly, I don’t think what goes on in my head is that much different than many other people around the world (just willing to admit it), but whether or not I can convey what I’m really feeling via words typed on a screen is another story.

Q: Are you here for the fun, the stories, deep thoughts, or photographs? Or maybe you accidentally clicked on my blog and really didn’t mean to be here at all (it’s possible, and I forgive you if you never come back).


Sarah L. March 29, 2011 at 10:37 pm

I like all of the above. I would blog very little if I had to post a picture every time. Sometimes I just want to ramble and don’t feel like searching folders for pictures.

Cathy March 29, 2011 at 11:17 pm

I’m just curious what goes on in your head! Plus the photos are fun. And the stories make me laugh.

Britanny March 29, 2011 at 11:39 pm

Um, I love this baby–and his mommy. Oh, and I like both: the pictures and the rantings.

Mrs Organic March 30, 2011 at 1:11 am

E. All of the above. These pictures almost make me want to have another baby.

Emily March 30, 2011 at 1:29 am

I want MORE of whatever you’re dishing up. Photos are always nice, don’t have to be related as far as I’m concerned. Oh, and post more about your awesome blog designer friend.

Sandra HM March 30, 2011 at 2:22 am

Oh Shannon, you have synopsized what goes on with many of us writers. We wait to put pen to paper or finger to keyboard until all of the planets align and everything is perfect. Well, since that never happens (at least not with any frequency) the world is deprived of our creative wisdom, wit, and observation. Write whenever the spirit moves you My Dear and your perfect audience will find you. (She speaks to herself as well.)

Tiffany March 30, 2011 at 2:56 am

Well, you see, I come for it all. I’m just a really awesome friend like that. I’ll take what you give.


I really like it when you say weird things. That’s my favorite! Aint no pictures needed for that. Unless you want to, and then they don’t even have to match, because the content is already so weird :)

luckyzmom April 1, 2011 at 7:44 pm

I thought I was clicking on your brothers blog :] NOT! You know I love your photos especially baby ones and I love the weird things you say, your deep thoughts, stories and fun. I love it all Baby Girl!

Steph G. April 13, 2011 at 11:05 pm

Shan Shan, I love your blog and your little emotions made from type 0_o. Miss ya.

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