Each and every one of us has something interesting to say…
I don’t mean one sentence, one idea, one opinion, one message, one something to say, share, and once we’ve shared and said it, that’s it… and everything else we say before and after that is not interesting.
Although it can feel as though it is that way, especially online – one thing someone says, shares, goes viral, and the person who said it gets their 15 minutes of fame and that may be it… or so it seems.
What they said gets passed around in a people circle, everyone who sees it absorbs it and starts saying it too, maybe they forget who said it first, everyone may end up thinking they said it first, it’s in the collective consciousness now and belongs to everyone.
The person who had their 15 minutes of fame may spend the rest of their life trying to repeat the experience of having something they said and shared be very interesting to lots of other people… will they succeed?
What I mean is that we’re all unique individuals who perceive and experience human life in our own way.
We’re all different…
Even twins are different inside even if they look identical on the outside to others – they don’t look identical to themselves and each other. Maybe one twin loves being a twin while the other one hates it.
Please note: What I said about twins is not from personal experience of being a twin, it’s my interpretation of what twins have said about their experience of being twins which got my attention because it was interesting.
I’m an only child… the perceptions which people who aren’t only children have about only children are interesting. I found the experiences of twins interesting because I sometimes felt as though I had a twin – particularly when my mother would share with me her version of me and it wasn’t my version of me at all but she was so sure her version was the right version.
There are many kinds of interesting, and all are interesting. There are many kinds of people and they’re all interesting in their own way.
Sometimes what’s interesting is differences, sometimes it’s similarities.
We all have similarities, but even in our similarities we are different… which adds depth and dimension to our similarities, shared experiences, and saying of similar things.
Both our differences and similarities are interesting when we share them with others through what we say.
I’m saying all of this because I’ve decided to try out something new, which isn’t really something new, on my blog inspired by interesting things people have said to me on my blog, in posts on their blogs, and in comments on other blogs.
I’m starting a series – Something Interesting – in which I will share links to articles, posts, and people who have said something interesting. Something which excited and inspired me in some way. Something which made me go Hmmm…
I usually add links and excerpts in my blog posts to things people have said which I find interesting, which have helped me in some manner to solve or progress in the solving of a personal puzzle…
I used to only add links but people often change their websites and blogs, take down articles, delete or move posts, and many of the links on my blog no longer link to anything but an error message. So I started adding excerpts to capture the words before they vanished which inspired me in some way.
But I’ve decided to change the way I put posts together.
I’ve been thinking about doing that for a while, partly due to interesting things people have said in comments on my posts.
Feedback is always appreciated even when I seem like I’m not listening or argue with it – if I’m arguing with it, then it’s interesting to me.
And partly due to a thought which keeps saying to me: Putting that link and excerpt in that post might confuse and perhaps upset the person who said what you found interesting, especially when it’s in a post which is categorised as “Narcissistic Personality Disorder”. They might think that you think they’re a narcissist because you linked to their work in a post about narcissists. They probably won’t see it as you see it.
I take on board everything everyone says to me, either directly or indirectly.
The latter mainly being when I read articles and posts which aren’t talking to me personally but are because that’s part of how I read… especially nowadays as I seem to find myself reading things which reflect what I’ve been thinking about with such synchronicity.
I’m also planning on shortening some but not all of my posts – taking into consideration that many of you use a mobile rather than a computer, and I truly appreciate the time and effort you go to to wade through my posts which become long ribbons of endless words on a mobile phone.
As with everything I do (and say), there will be mess and mistakes, and I’ll learn something interesting through making them.
You’re a part of this if you’d like to be, feel free to say something, anything which you feel inspired to say at any point.
If there’s a particular element of my posts which you find interesting, which is why you read them, and are worried it’ll disappear, get edited out, then let me know what it is.
If there’s something you found interesting, which I used to do but which I haven’t been doing recently – let me know.
You can also tell me what you don’t find interesting, what you’d like to see disappear, edited out – I might get prickly about it, but I will take what you say on board and it may or may not get thrown overboard.
If there’s something which you find interesting which you’d like me to find interesting too…
If there’s a question you’d like to ask and have me answer, a subject you’d like for me to subject to my peculiar way of perceiving…
If you have a suggestion – the comments can be viewed as a suggestion box.
If you’d like to share a link to your own post which you think that I or others would find interesting, please feel free to do so in the comments – a little introduction explaining why you’re sharing it and why it’s interesting for you would be a wonderful incentive to click on the link.
If you’d like to share a link to an article, post or person you find interesting, please go ahead, and please add an explanation of why you find it or them interesting.
If you think that what you have to say and share isn’t interesting or won’t be interesting to me or others – How can you be sure about that until you say it and share it?
Let’s regret it together! And turn regret into something interesting to experience rather than an ugh….probably should have edited this bit out….?