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This will probably be short because I have to go to Yoga in a little while. But I've been reading blogs this morning and *accidentally deleting* comments (I'm such a klutz sometimes). And I noticed that some people compare their blogs with other blogs. Maybe this is normal, I don't know. However, I just wanted to say that to me a blog is a slice of one's life (albeit a small one) that part which a person chooses to share. It isn't a competition... or at least it's not for me (I'm afraid that I've never been competitive - probably why I don't care much for games).
Before I blogged, I journaled; first in tablets, then online. Why? Dunno. But I've been doing it since I was a child and would do it whether anyone read them or not. I do appreciate the readers... and the comments. It makes the whole process more interactive. And you get to make online friends (this is a plus!). Writing in my journals never accomplished this. It has always been a way to voice my feelings so for me it's probably psychologically beneficial. Blogging is a bit different. I share more of what I'm doing and thinking and less about personal stuff... or possibly the personal stuff gets a bit 'camouflaged'.
And lastly, I find that blogging helps me categorize my days, weeks, months, and years. I can go back and see what I was doing back on February 1, 2003 (or close - in this case it's Feb 2, 2003 - 10 years ago) - ... not important to anyone but me... but hey, it's my blog! As it stands, apparently (and I had forgotten this), this was around the tragic date that the Shuttle blew up over Texas. If you do check this link, you have to scroll down to Feb. 2nd.
Anyway, have a wonderful weekend! And Happy Blogging!
I couldn't agree more, Rian...great post! I am always changing my blog background because I like to and just because I can :) As for what I like to post about...well that can be anything!ReplyDelete
You have a wonderful weekend also and Happy Blogging to you, too!!!
I've been planning to change my blog background... but haven't gotten around to it. Maybe I'll get to that this week. Besides, if I don't like it, I can always change back.Delete
I have been blogging for three years. Each year I have a softcopy book made of my blog entries for the year before. I decided only to include my posts in the print, rather than the comments also. I have a wonderful visual memory of my life since just before I retired.ReplyDelete
I do see some competitive blogs. I like that the blogging world can provide that, too, for those who are interested.
Oh definitely, Linda, competition can be good. It's just never been a driving force in my life. Perhaps if it had, I'd be better at some things.Delete
Oh that sweet little Grand, again. Oh my, that photo should be framed!!!!!! Or perhaps it was.ReplyDelete
Well, if not, now's the time. :-)))) It is sooooooo cute.
I love the *joy* that picture captured in her face. She was dancing at a wedding with her daddy.Delete
-blushing- Yes, 'twas me. I was raving about a blog, which to me, is sooooooooooo pretty/happy/lovely/joyful/beautiful photos/interesting words/etc./etc./etc. Annnnnd... Then I was _moaning_ about how my blog, _never_ seems to *measure up* to hers. -blushing- Yup, me!ReplyDelete
Now to try to *dance backwards*... :-)
I do adore this person's blog. But I am not put-off, by my blog not seeming to *measure up* to hers, in my eyes. I am not stopped-in-my-tracks. I keep right on blogging. And often try to make my blog, look somewhat like hers, in my eyes anyway. (Imitation is the highest form of flattery, and all that jazzzz)
So even if I moan a bit, about how super 'tis another blog..... I myself keep right on blogging. Keep right on sharing a peek into my life. Which I love about blogging. Getting the chance to peek into all these other people's lives.
Of course, we don't do a *Dear Diary* kind of a Journal on the World Wide Net. Well, not I anyway. Some things just aren't for publication, world wide. Yikes!!! But I keep on snapping photos... And I keep on sharing how I liked/or/didn't like a book(s). And I keep on inviting my Dear Blogging Friends into my home... To sit across the table from me, and to chat.
You are right about the not going into a *dear diary* type thing on the world wide web. (People seem to use Facebook for that)Delete
I wrote in journals too, then had various personal web sites before chucking those and going with Blogger.ReplyDelete
Who needs to compare their blog with someone else's? (Rhetorical!) I like looking at blog *designs*, but the content is very much an individual thing. Besides, in my case, it really is musings on a *small* life. LOL. I imagine most people have had the means and opportunity to live far more than I ever have or will, but so what? I blog to please myself and like you, I do enjoy sharing (and viewing) photos. :-)
Oh Kim, there all musings on our small lives, but that's why it's so fun to virtually share another's. I love hearing what you and your cats are up to, what hike DJan's taking today, or what Auntie's reading. And reading about those bloggers that live in another country (England, Scotland, Wales, New Zealand, etc.) is wonderful too. Their lives although different are still similar in so many ways.Delete
I am with you on the reasons for blogging ...I have to get back in the zone.ReplyDelete
Sorry I missed your last post ...oh that cat is perfect ...it is so feline.
Your OH's model is fantastic ....what patience ...my late hubby did model making when we were first together and I remember why he gave up ...he had nearly finished one, with rigging, and I was the dutiful young wife dusting too close to said model ...the rest is history ...he didn't speak to me for a week....so don't dust near a model ...let him. lol.xx
Yes, Angie, I almost *sucked up* all the rigging with a vacuum once. (LOL)Delete
I blog because it gives me pleasure, and the world of blogging has opened up an entire universe of like-minded friends who would otherwise not be in my life. I am a competitive person about some things, but blogging not so much. I like the variety I see in our blogs, and our lives.ReplyDelete
Yes, DJan, I've had people ask me why I write and the only answer I can come up with "... because it's my bliss".Delete
I enjoyed this write up on blogging and agree with it all! I like all the various kinds of blogs and each blog has its own personality just like the owner. I wrote a really long explanation of what a meme is on my site for you. cheers.(I am forever thankful for the friends that blogging has given to my rather isolated life. Nora)ReplyDelete
Thanks for the explanation of a meme. I did read it and checked out a few.Delete
As for your *isolated life*, it certainly gives you ample opportunity to view the wonders of Nature. I'm almost sure that you wouldn't want it any other way.
Loved this, Rian and I do admire the fact that you've been journalling and blogging for so long. I started very tentatively just less than 2 years ago and found I loved it - thw writing, the reading of other people's blogs, the comments, the friendships. Nothing competitive about it for me, but it has hugely enriched my life.ReplyDelete
I think so too, Perpetua. Sending our words off into cyberspace to be read almost instantly by those far far away will always be a marvel to me. The kids today take it in their stride, but to me it will always be a mystery and a miracle.Delete
I blog for the same reason as you....I have learned many things from other blogs but never feel the need to compete. I am who I am and I am glad you are who you are...it makes visiting so much more fun and interesting.ReplyDelete
Sounds good to me, Dee.Delete