Friday, January 9, 2009

For Blogging Out Loud


Yesterday, a number of my favorite bloggers decided to return. I saw posts by Dreamy, The F%$K It List, Sexxy Love, The Flyest, SLC, Pocahontaz, and Rich. Some were on hiatus... some had quit the game and closed down their blogs. All of them wrote fresh posts and I was so glad to hear from them. Still no sign from Don, though. I checked out his blog (Minus The Bars) and he's still missing in action. His last post was written on October 24th. I guess he still hasn't found enough money to get away from those UFOs that are holding him hostage. Wherever he is, I wish the brother luck.

I keep saying that I'm going to take a break from blogging and read a couple of books. I just bought a new novel by Walter Mosley called "The Right Mistake" and I also have the latest novel by Diane McKinney Whetstone called "Trading Dreams at Midnight" lying on my nightstand (unread since June). Every time I say I'm going to take a break, I find something else to write a blog post about.

This was going to be one of those nights... I'm in complete chillout mode... I got a glass of red Kool-Aid, four new CD's to listen to (Foreign Exchange "Leave it All Behind", Keyshia Cole "A Different Me", Musiq Soulchild "onmyradio", and Anthony Hamilton "The Point of it All") and my two unread books. I may listen to the music... all I have to do is put that on but, I doubt that I'll get more than one chapter read in the book. Why? Because I'm here blogging, that's why. It's supposed to snow all weekend. I can read and listen to music then.

I respect bloggers who take a "blog haitus" because they hit that brick wall, they have nothing fresh to say. When or if I hit that brick wall, you won't hear from me for a few days but, I'll be back. I didn't think I had anything fresh to say tonight, and here I am blogging about blogging.

A close female friend of mine is getting used to sitting in her house alone for the first time in four years after a turbulent relationship ended with a man who was both an alcoholic and a substance abuser. He also couldn't find it in his heart not to cheat on her in the process. I was going to say that I had tried to tell her about him four years ago... that what I said went in one ear and out the other... and how I am out of the advice business forever but, Rich beat me to it. He wrote something simular today and, I ain't mad at him... I'm just glad he's back in the game. I held it down for him while he was resting (I'm just kidding, of course).

I was going to do a post about how women would be much happier if they compartmentalized like men do but, I didn't. It's all been said before and Lovebabz beat me to that and she said it best... "Grown folks know what to do, they just choose not to." So, there were my two topics, written for me. It's alright. I'm not mad. I'll come back with something fresh for my next post.

For all of my brother and sister bloggers who returned yesterday... Thanks!

28 comments:

Qucifer said...

My dear friend you know I co-sign with that sentiment of compartmentalizing like men 110% in fact I always extol the virtues of that to my girls, that and dating options... it helps keeps guys in PERSPECTIVE (which many women lose after a couple nice dinners and kisses), they keep things in perspective so why shouldn't we?! It saves ladies a world of trouble and sadness

Kofi Bofah said...

1: It is very difficult to get on the insides of somebody's relationship. Almost impossible, really.

And why are all these people coming back?

Was it some New Year's REsolution?

And the whole "Shine in 2009" thing is the current Blog World trend.

LadyLee said...

Yes, we as women know what we should be doing.

I think we sometimes are in love with the idea of being in love rather than checking to see if dude meets up to our standards. Men don't seem to have that problem.

And I don't see you taking a blog break. That woudl be wierd, lol.

Toni said...

Don't you even think about taking a
break Keith...Who would I have to read in the morning while drinking
coffee?-lolol

Angie B. said...

Keith,you know good and damn well you aren't taking no blogger break..You love blogging too much.

Lisa said...

You are so right about compartmentalizing..We as women need to seperate sex from love the way men do. Great insight as usual.

Vanessa said...

That's what I love about you and this blog, you just say it like you feel it..You are so right about
relationships and compartmentalization.

Halo said...

You have been holding it down for the entire year Keith luv...if you need to take a breather,it's okay..
but don't stay away too long.

Sunflower said...

The fact that you always come up with something "fresh" as you say,even when you think you can't..
is proof positive that you won't be taking a blogging break anytime soon.

James Perkins said...

I keep saying ,I don't know how you do it...Keep two blogs going simultaneously while some can't keep one going. You're Super Blogger..lololol

Simon Bastion said...

Good Post Keith..You never fail to entertain.

Grover Tha Playboy said...

Hey Brother, if you need a rest, go ahead because you have been bangin it out..

Tate2 said...

I always tell ladies to try and date like a man..but they don't seem to be wired like that.I'm glad you spoke on this.

Jazzy said...

Everybody deserves a break bruh..Do what you gotta do.

Keith said...

Thanks for the love everyone...but I never said that I was going on any blogger break. I was only talking about others who have. I'm here to stay ,for the moment.

Swaggie said...

Hey Keith, a very interesting post..Blogging about Bloggers and Blogging..Only you Keith.

Anonymous said...

I guess your hero, Barack Obama didn't offer you that job in his cabinet, huh.lolololol.

12kyle said...

it feels good to see em come back, doesn't it?

breaks are good. i know that i may break or not post as frequent once i start grad school.

good luck to them eagles. gonna be a tough game

Still Patrice said...

glad your blog friends came back :)

Opinionated Diva said...

I think compartmentalizing like men SOUNDS good, but then I read some one's comment about separating sex and love "the way men do" and made a face. Do I really want to do that? no...meaningless sex is not for me.

On another note...I was glad to see a few people come back too. In my short tenure of blogging, I've learned that almost EVERYONE comes back sooner or later.

Bloggin be callllllllllin you mayne...can't let it go!

Thoughts of a Southern gal said...

I two Walter Mosley's books at my house waiting on me to read.

Keyshia Cole cd is really good. Her best yet. Anothy Hamilton is the man! That cd is fiyah! Musiq is good too.

Rich Fitzgerald said...

U hold it down well, don't be modest. Everyone knows it already anyhow.

As far as reading, u just have to get in the habit of taking a book with you everywhere, you will get it read. Once it grabs you, you will let blog surfing go long enough to finish it. Ask me how I know.

Mizrepresent said...

Keith, it don't matter what you blog about...just blog...i do the same...sometimes it may not be anything important, but who knows...what you say here and how you say it affects so many! So do you luv!

Strongblkwmn said...

I took a break from blogging for a while and just wrote my first post a few minutes ago. It wasn't as much fun. I'm hoping 2009 will be better.

I'm sure you'll never take a break. You know you love this blog thing.

CurvyGurl said...

I agree with Miz. It's good to think about your fans, but we enjoy everything you post so roll with it.

On another note, I sure will be happy when OG starts blogging again...I miss her {sigh}.

Have a fab weekend!

Sexxy Luv said...

Hey Keith i dont think this is my first time checking out your spot but it is my first time commenting...i've been delurkerfied (you like that word) lol

i'm glad that everyone returned to blogger too!....including myself. lol

i say no matter what you see on someone else blog, if you were going to speak on it then do so!:)

can i request that you play that A.Hamilton 1st?...her heart, the point of it all and cool stay on heavy rotation with me. ;)

i miss Don, hopefully he's okay...sigh*

Keith said...

@Curvy Gurl- I Miss OG too.

@Sexxy Luv- Thanks for visiting,don't be a stranger.

@Miz- As always thanks for your love and support

@Kofi- They're all coming back, because face it, this is a good thing we have here.

@QQ "Bonita"- The female James Bond
lolol..How you doing?

@LadyLee- It would be weird indeed
lol

@Patrice- Email me with your information.

@Opinionated Diva- lolololol- "Bloggin be callin you mannnnn."

@Southern Gal- Anthony Hamilton is the truth!!!

@Rich- How you know?-lolololol...Thanks for the tip bruh

@Tammy- I knew!

Keith said...

Last and always Least -Anonymous aka TIM- Still an a$$hole huh?




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