As an example, I posted this on Tumblr first. What? What about this blog? Well, some of it references Tumblr, but also, I get more feedback on Tumblr, it seems, and I’ve learned to love feedback, although when I first started blogging, that wasn’t my main reason or goal. Here’s mine:
1. John Barrowman. Sometimes he seems so annoying and bizarre and yet, how can you not love and admire a man who is so mischievous, so cheerful, so kind, so caring, a man who makes you smile just to see his face on your screen. Honestly, he never fails to make me smile. Ever. When I first saw him on Doctor Who, I resented having an American on my fav Brit show (I’m an American), but by the time he got left on the space station, I was in love. Then there’s Janto, of course. Janto is my life, in so many ways.
2. It’s so great that instead of post after post of who this celebrity was with, or who they cheated on, or what drugs they were on when whatever happened, we are seeing so many celebrities use their position to support important causes, whether it’s save the rhino or the ice bucket challenge or whatever. This makes me happy, and gives me hope.
3. This quote is why I love the internet. I love that you can jump into a discussion with someone without first having to go through the whole judging on looks, accent, clothing, skin color, place of origin, etc. Nothing is complicated by those unconscious judgements we automatically make when we first meet someone.
“Nothing I do on Tumblr is complicated by gender bias, racial bias, anything like that,” she said.
4. Just discovered there is a thing called ‘dyscalculia’, which I seem to have. This, Asperger’s, OCD. I am a mental health banquet.