Tuesday, October 11, 2011

#LetsBlogOff - What is a Blog Off, Anyway?

Interestingly enough, I've been asked this question along with a flurry of others.

"What is a blog off?"

"Why do you write about something that's that off topic?"

"Don't you feel like that's a waste of time?"

Ouch. Little harsh, maybe. The Let's Blog Off phenomenon is easily described yet difficult to explain. The easy answer is that Let's Blog Off is a bi-weekly coming together of bloggers on a single topic. That actually sounds pretty boring.

Today is my nineteenth Let's Blog Off post... I actually went back and read all of my posts from the 19 days gone by and Let's Blog Off is way more than just hitting a topic. 

So what is Let's Blog Off to me?

Shoetubs, mainly. 

There is some discussion about the first actual blog off and since this is my show, I'll happily take some of the blame. Could talking about a giant high heel shoe bath tub be any more fun?

Let's Blog Off has covered isolation, too. Thanks to Facebook, some people judge their social worth by the amount of friends they have online and not the actual interactions they have in real life. 

Every so often, I need to talk about crazy people. It makes me feel less crazy. Who to showcase I wonder... Oh yes! Pageant Moms(I can't wait to write a post about those crazy Dance Moms)! Guilty pleasure television... there are some things I probably shouldn't admit.

In addition to the silliness, sometimes Let's Blog Off allows me to talk about work, how people do it wrong and how to get back on track. Talking about kitchens all the time is never going to happen on this blog- it's fun to mix work and other things sometimes!

But I have an opinion on just about everything, no doubt.

I've also gotten to relive some childhood memories and talk about some of the things that just generally make me happy... Like Katie on Thanksgiving...

In the end, Let's Blog Off can be silly or serious, fun or less than fun... in the end, what makes Let's Blog Off interesting is that you get to see through a little window in to the world of some of the most unique people in the world. The guard is let down for a few minutes and some nifty little nuances creep out and readers(and writers) get to have a moment away from the doldrums and think about things that you might not talk about any other way.

So, Let's Blog Off is a pretty cool thing. Seriously... you should try it. 


Now that you've read mine, go write your own!                 

Check out everyone else's post and leave some comments. They'll appreciate it!

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