If a Post Goes Up on a Blog…
I was debating whether or not to post the rest of the week. I mean, is anyone really going to read it? Probably not. Y’all are busy making Christmas dinner and wrapping presents and prepping for Santa. Whereas I am ready for the start of Lord of the Rings night and the Doctor Who Christmas special.
It sort of felt like “If a tree falls in the woods…,” you know? Is it worth posting if no one will read it?
Clearly, I think the answer is yes.
I mean, the answer was yes when I started this blog and no one knew it existed. And if it was yes back then, why wouldn’t it still be true now? It enhances the experience when a post has an audience, but it’s still worth going through the writing process even if the words will not be read. Even inconsequential drivel like this.
If I only write when I have an audience, I will never get better, I will never express myself, and I will be putting the power in someone else’s hands rather than keeping it myself. So I’m posting, whether or not anyone reads this.
But if you are reading this, I am going to tell you two things I learned about Christmas trees due to social media that I never knew until this year.
One, when you buy a Christmas tree from an outdoor lot, you are supposed to inspect the tree for chipmunks and other… critters… before tying it to your car roof and heading home. If not, when you unfurl the branches inside your house, a chipmunk that was hiding inside could race out.
Two, you are supposed to balance the ornaments on the tree so that you have equal weight all around. If not, the tree can fall over. Again, had not considered this though it makes perfect sense. I think I would only purchase/make wooden or fabric ornaments knowing that a tree could fall over and glass ones could break. I am glad I read about this because I’m going to go with sturdy ornaments as gifts going forward.
There are probably other things about trees that I have no clue about having never had one. But what a wonderful world it is where there are still things to learn in middle age.