Thursday, March 05, 2009
I've been watching a few people struggling with blogging lately
I must say that I really don't 'get it'....
I started blogging a few years ago because my very good friend was and it was fun
It gave us a way of staying in touch and sharing our lives without the need for incessant phone calls, which I hate, and you could do it in your own time and say what you thought and how you felt and if someone wanted to contribute, well great, if not, so what.
I still blog for these reasons but these days, with my being rather isolated from my friends, it has become somewhat more important to me, it is a life line almost and allows me to keep up relationships that may well fall by the wayside otherwise, because I just do not have the time to travel to see those who I would wish to anymore.
It also enables me to spit my dummy if I feel like it, share my 'stuff', meet new people, widen my horizons and gives me an outlet that is just mine and not anyone else's.
Lately I have gone beyond my normal group of friends and have been honoured to meet many more bloggers and I am loving that feeling of universal communication and the spirit of all the different personalities coming together.
I feel so lucky to have found a way to expand myself through all of you. I do believe that this was intended by someone, somewhere, and that that is the reason why this blogger thing exists. I find it greatly inspiring.
There have been a couple of times that blogging has upset me but that was short lived and pointless I found. The benefits far outweigh the negatives in my mind.
It matters not if someone doesn't see me the way I do.
That's not what it's all about.
It's about communication for me, and sharing stuff, and being able to make a difference sometimes, and knowing I am not alone.
It's not about 'owning' people or competing for 'fans' or any of that stuff...if it became that way for me I would hope I got out of here.
People come and people go and that's the same as anywhere else.
This is a special place for many of us.
Don't let the few spoil it for you.
It's worth more than that to me.
What's it worth to you?