Last night, when I got home after tutoring, Jim asked me something along the lines of “What’s up with all the photos on your blog?”
Here’s the scoop: summer reading is coming, and I’m working like a dog preparing for the summer, but I don’t feel like writing about it. There haven’t been any cute stories recently that were worth sharing (there was one nice story from yesterday at the library, but it’s not one that I’ll share on this blog because it’s about two moms and I think they’d prefer not to have the story told). And then there are the things that I’d like to write about, but won’t, because they’re negative – or cranky – or controversial.
If I had an alter-ego on my blog like my brother does on his in the form of Mr. Crankypants, then I’d be all set. Mr. Crankypants will say controversial, incendiary things without blinking, and he can get away with it. I’m not quite sure how my brother manages to have Mr. Crankypants on his writing team without getting into trouble, but he does. Working in the public sector makes that kind of honesty dangerous, to say the least. One of my coworkers often says to me that she thinks blogs should be anonymous, which would certainly solve for me the problem of writing honest entries, but I completely disagree with her about blogs and anonymity. In my opinion, if you’re going to have a blog, then you need to own your writing. Anonymity breeds extreme grumpiness, and can spiral into all kinds of problems, including entries that are personal attacks and hurtful to others.
So I guess it’s a good thing that I have my name as my domain name, and that I don’t have a Ms. Crankypants on staff. But it also means that I’m struggling to come up with library-related entries at this moment in time. I hope you’re enjoying the photos and non-library stories – they might be here for a while.