Me, Me, Me. A Verbal Selfie

Writers, from all accounts that I’ve found, are often stumped about what to write on their blogs. There’s no shortage of blogging going on in the universe, that’s for sure, but writers generally have a specific kind of writing they want to do.

Some bloggers offer helpful hints and inspiration. Tons of bloggers, certainly some of my favorites, share recipes and cooking tips. Some tell funny stories. Some are funnier than others. Some can barely spell but they have something important to say and they manage to get it out there on that massive information highway. Wordes, wrds, words. It’s all good, as my kids used to say.

Lots and lots of bloggers reveal personal information about their lives, their romantic breakups, their pets. They write touching stories about their children or parents or fighting their way back from illness or some other kind of challenge. These aren’t all writers, necessarily, but they’re bloggers. They want to share something with the world. A piece of themselves.

Then there are bloggers who write about blogging. It’s a business for some folks. I haven’t figured out how they make money at it, at least not on WordPress but a few of them are hugely successful at it.

My favorite bloggers are those who are able to bring together elements from each category and draw me in with compelling ideas and fascinating perspectives about their lives—or about all life.

I recently started this networking blog, separate from my writing blog and I commented to a fellow blogger that I wasn’t sure what to write about on it. His answer resonated with me:

Write your world for us. No one sees it like you do 🙂

And, he’s right. I’m sure I’d be locked up for a long time if anybody knew what really goes on in my head. My kids have told me for years what a weirdo I am. I’m okay with that. I like my life. While I spend most of my time alone, I’m not a hermit or a recluse and I don’t have phobias and I’m not anti-people. Necessarily.

I love people. In fact, I don’t know anybody else who loves people like I do. I love deeply and usually forever, I’m just not needy about it. I even love people who don’t love me back. Sure, there are plenty of folks in my life that I don’t love and I even have strong feelings of dislike with regard to a few people. I’d still put them out if they were on fire.


I am what I am ..

That’s not to say I am some kind of Pollyanna because I’m certainly not. One of my

husband’s cousins once called a me sailor and at first it so enraged me that I thought for a minute that I wouldn’t put him out if he were on fire. I calmed down and accepted that that’s just how he sees me and I supposed that there must be a reason he sees me like that. Either way. It’s all good.

So, taking the advice of my blogger friend I’ve decided to share a kind of day in the life of story about myself. Me, me, me. It’s like a verbal selfie. It is, more accurately, only a few minutes in the life of story. My actual days go on and on sometimes. It might be best described as an expose of my boomer vanity. A split-second snapshot of my own private insanity. I should probably be embarrassed but I’m not. Maybe it will resonate with other readers and writers who mostly love people and definitely love life. If it’s not well-received, I’m okay with that too. This is my life. I like it a lot.

It might help to read my short introduction, Another Introduction to understand that I’m old but I’m not a grey-haired old granny. I don’t want to be young again but I miss certain parts of my youth. Looking younger would be nice. I only worry about it in short snippets though, because again, I’m vain, but I’m happy.

For a peek inside 30 minutes of my day, take a look.

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28 thoughts on “Me, Me, Me. A Verbal Selfie

  1. Holycowgirl says:

    Great title, And…Bravo! I haven’t even gotten to page two yet, but I like your spirit which “suits me” as young Mattie said to Rooster Cogburn, “right down to the ground”. And as you suggest with the admirable ‘write your world’, one of the joys of writing fiction is letting the content, eavesdropping, and first hand experiences of a life come out in extraordinary plot and dialogue, encouraging the mortals who in person may readily dismiss the author they can’t get enough of.

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  2. bzirkone says:

    Thank you. As a writer you must know how deeply that kind of praise is felt. It’s toe-curling. I’m actually trying a couple of fiction pieces and it is the hardest thing I’ve ever written. I battle it constantly–even when I’m not writing. Thanks again for your high praise. I’m also enjoying your work.


  3. Great selfie! I enjoyed seeing your world through your eyes. 😉 G-uno

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    • bzirkone says:

      Thank you for saying so. I spent a lot of time at your place last night and had a great time. I’ve sort of mixed up these two essays and should have put this on the networking site and the other one on my writing site. Too late now. Either way, it’s all good. 🙂

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    • bzirkone says:

      Thank you. I appreciate you taking the time to read it and comment. I also enjoy your writing. I found a photo of the red snapper I caught a million years ago and I’m trying to think of a way to post it so you can see it.

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  4. Amy says:

    “It might be best described as my boomer vanity.” I love that and I love the concept. I’m in!

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  5. Joe says:

    Wonderful!! Another great peek into your world. You have definitely captured me, just like that red snapper.

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  6. And once again I’m so glad I connected with you, especially since you’re a boomer, I am as well. You’re writing is so effortless and personable.

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  7. Oh dear, I’m heading down another rabbit hole. I can see now I’ll be weaving my way through your posts to catch glimpses of the sailor(????) what does that even mean? and the vain boomer. You are a hoot. I love that there are people you wouldn’t put out if they were on fire. I know some of them too but never would have thought of that phrase. You are among those of us that are introverted extroverts. We like to interact with people, then we need lots of alone time to recover. I’m old with no grandchildren so they may take my boomer card away. I’m going to be popping around here. Thank you for following my blog too.

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    • bzirkone says:

      Thank you so much and yes, I am exactly as you describe. I have lots of fun with people but have a pretty serious requirement for time alone. I saw your comment earlier and have been thinking about the sailor comment all day. I may to write something about it and if it comes out okay I’ll post it. Thanks again for your generous comments.

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      • 🙂 l’m looking forward to reading that post on the sailor. I can talk like one on occasion. You know the phrase, there is a time and a place for everything. I think there is a whole book written about introverted extroverts. Both my kids are more introverted than I am. More like their dad was. I tilt the other way needing more social interaction. I think that’s why I write a blog. 🙂

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  8. This is marvelous! I love the title.. and there is so much to be said about how we each are as individuals and how we live our lives. Absolutely wonderful post! I can’t wait to read even more!!


    • bzirkone says:

      Thank you so much. I think it resonates with people because we all have the image in our head about how we look–or would like to look to the outside world. I appreciate you comments and have also enjoyed your blog.


  9. dray0308 says:

    Reblogged this on Dream Big, Dream Often and commented:
    BzirkWorld offers a lot of different types of posts, but this one is one of my favorites so far. As most of you know, one of the things of love most about blogging is seeing the world through another’s eyes.

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  10. This is my first visit here and i’m enjoying reading your post. You have an effortless style of writing and that’s so easy to relate.


    • bzirkone says:

      I appreciate your words so much. I wish I could say that your words are true and that my writing is effortless. It’s more like pulling teeth…painful and slow and sometimes I reattach the tooth and pull it out all over again. Or stick it in a different space where it fits better. Thank you for taking the time to read my words and commenting. I am enjoying your site as well. The first recipe looks great.


  11. Miriam says:

    This is wonderful. First time visiting and I want to read more, already I feel as though I can relate to you … 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  12. bzirkone says:

    Thank you so much for saying it. I see you are a writer too and I’m anxious to spend some time reading your work. Thanks for stopping by and for the comment.


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