…..'A sense of humour lends you poise, it gives you balance and it helps you to bend without breaking'…..

(HH Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda)

Menosophical [men-oh-soffy-cul]; the condition of waxing introspective - an occasional series on the more deep and meaningful.

Last time I shared a little of my background  and spoke of how I stumbled upon Blogland.  Yes stumbled. Have noted that there is some connector button called along these lines and I can understand why (though have NOT explored it per se). 

That was one of the mesmerising things - so many networking clickables.  Here I am just getting the hang of how to Go Ogle at stuff and work the page with my name on it and all these other ones are reaching out trying to trap me.  So far I've dodged them.  Book Facing is just too…..oh I dunno…. Well, 'high school' for me.  To be frank I have not looked at anything else at all.  Have no desire to.

Pondering this I was forced to consider the possibility that this equates to my not being a 'joiner'.  Walking my own singular path, such as referred to in menomonocanticle.

Going deeper, I thought about how it is in Actual Facing, whether we like it or not, we assess each other based on appearance, 'energy' and approach.

Likewise, when making my forays into Blog Facing, I stick with those which are easy on this menocled eye, exude an aura of caring and appropriate sharing, and whose language fits in a sphere with which I am comfortable.  This doesn't mean they have to be 'pristine' or well-behaved - you've all seen there's a touch of the rebel in YAM - but they ought to be basically good hearted with a sprinkle of 'seasoning' acceptable.

Then I thought about the folk I gather in Actual Facing.  Comparing this to my blog roll over there, it could certainly be said that there's a similar trait in my Blog "ring" (refer menoysterical).

I can see that, just as in Actual Facing, there are those who like to gather folk around them, hoping that they are always going to be the High School Prince/ess, constantly on the gossip, talking inconsequentials and tossing their hair.  These are not on my roll.  There are those, just as in Actual Facing, who have nothing good to say about anything.  These are not on my roll.  There are those with dogmatic, boxed in thinking.  These are not on my roll.

There are many who are simply good people, with no motivation other than sharing and caring and - hopefully - occasionally connecting with another personality somewhere in the ethersphere with whom they can exchange a good laugh, an insight or even a worry or two.  These I spend time with.

There are those, (oh raptures) who blog through their animal's eyes.  Not all, like their two-leg counterparts, are appropriate - but generally speaking when animals blog it's fun and feel-good.  These I spend time with.

Just like in Actual Facing.

The conclusion, then, is that blogging is in fact just like networking out in the 'real' world.  You join where you want to and leave the rest to get on with their lives.  I am sure, just like in 'real' life, as one ages in Blogland and progresses, there will be those who will drop by the wayside and others who will become constant companions in an ever-growing respect and closeness.  

Just like in 'real' life, integrity, honesty and a healthy sense of humour will carry one far.

Further thoughts on Blog Society next week.


  1. Animal bloggers are a wonderful group, so much fun to meet and chat with.

  2. Hari OM
    Yes Magiceye - smiles all the way and SquirrelQueen - how true!

    Hugs, wags and whiskerkisses to you and yours! YAM xxoxoxxo

  3. Spot on as far as human bloggers are concerned. :-)


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