Blogging is like fishing for shiny pieces of your soul to put together to make works of art for others to see. Sometime the grit sneaks in; sometimes ugly pieces are uncovered that somehow won’t be put back. The end result is a collage of feelings, thoughts, opinions and the occasional snarkiness. I find myself mining my brain for the perfect chunks that describe exactly how I feel. I want to put my best thoughts forward, because a blog piece is like a microcosm of its author. Sometimes our writing tells too much about us; our true voice sneaks through despite our attempts to conceal or silence it. A blog is in fact itself a metaphor; the post and its author are inseparable.