This month marks the third blogiversary of my MormonSoprano “experiment”! It is hard to believe that 3 whole years have flown by of my life, let alone of my “Blogger” status!
Three is such a wonderful number. So much symbolism and significance!
Whether one is talking religion, anatomy, science, math, geography, color, music, art, literature, sports…you name it – THREE is powerful hot stuff! Don’t believe me? Just take a glance through Wikipedia’s 3 (number) page – it’s quite illuminating!
1. PICKY, PICKY
So true. I used to devour every website, news article and blog post I could get my
hands eyes on. But, true to “three” form, I have become a bit more choosy about my subject matter, the time and places I spend online. Whereas I used to jump at reading every tantalizing title I came across, write about every subject that popped into my mind, and comment on everything I had an opinion about - today, I tend to be slightly more cautious. On the other hand, I often “binge” on Mormon Messages, Seth Adam Smith, Meridian Magazine, Emily Jensen’s daily Bloggernacle treasures, WordPress Freshly Pressed or new templates, and, of course, my own Facebook.
Three years ago, if something marvelous, interesting, funny, sad, spiritual, or unimportant happened in my life, I suddenly started composing a blog post in my brain about it. I have since learned that not everything can – or should – become a brilliant blog post, nor shared publicly. Today, I can step back and enjoy living my life a bit more as a “selectively private” experience [see #1]. Just like any human being, I still LOVE to read everyone else’s private lives! [Not in a snoopy-borderline-stalker kind of way, but in an I-love-life-too-and-I-love-sharing-it-with-you kind of way]. As much as I would delight to post something every
minute hour day, it has simply proved impractical. For the most part, I’ve come to peace with that, and I’ve stopped trying. [OK. Nevermind. I do keep trying. I just don't want to sacrifice quality for quantity]
3. FINDING MY VOICE
“Three-year-olds build on their abilities in the creative arts by developing greater control over their voices and by recognizing, naming and singing their favorite songs.”
Enough said. :)
Mormon Soprano looks forward to another year of grand adventures in Blog World. Thank you for sharing the journey!
Please be sure to enjoy a slice of virtual cake, and make a wish, while you listen to Three Soprano’s sing an exquisite trio of “O Mio Babbino Caro”.
P.S. For a grand spiritual feast, I recommend reading “In These Three I Believe” by Gordon B. Hinckley.