I ponder. What kind of day will today be? Will I share all the great news sent through not-so-greatly crafted pitches from companies in the form of an email? Will I talk about the never-ending adventures my son takes me on each day? Perhaps I'll talk about how I can't wait until Friday arrives...Sunday through Thursday. I may even lurk on a few sites without leaving my footprint or any evidence that I made an appearance that day. I have complete control over what I share, how I share it, and the exact time I want to share it. Control freak much? Not really. It's just the way the online world operates.
Let me go all "analogy" on you for a bit.
This perfect neighbor has the best view in the community (Knows all the right people, highly connected). Their children are perfect and only indulge in the finest things in life (All their meals are freshly prepared, they would never stop at McDonald's). Their cars are shiny, hair is too (Look at me please, notice me please). And of course, their landscaping looks like it came out the pages of magazine (The grass is really, really green).
We all have weeds growing on our lawn. Some choose to get rid of them by employing the best product or person to 'cover-up' the flaws. Others choose to deal with one obstacle at a time, cutting the weeds with our own tools — just deal with them when they arrive again.
Some people go to such great lengths to water their lawn, even in the rainiest of storms, for fear it will turn brown. Little do they know, too much watering can cause flooding and eventually the mess that lies beneath will be revealed. No one will want to leave a trace or a footprint in your lawn for fear of muddying their own image. The association is not worth the risk.
So, as I, you, WE sit at the computer and think of something clever to post, remember that it's okay to be yourself. There is nothing wrong with having a gorgeous front lawn. The fault lies in those that refuse to play, live, and dirty up the backyard for the sake of being discovered. It may be no ones business at all what you choose to do on your own property, or say on your computer for this instance. But the fact of the matter is, you invited everyone to admire your lawn the minute you came to the neighborhood.
And if your grass is truly that green, at least be willing to share how you got it to look so great. For now, I'll just watch the dandelions sprout in random places across my lawn. The children will trample them in due time...and I'll update my Facebook status when it happens.
Green grass stock photo by www.pixmac.com
Dandy Lions stock photo by www.pixmac.com