So, I’ve heard that Lauren got more than a few people interested in blogging. There is no doubt in my mind that many of the people I know and even more people that I don’t know have stopped by Lauren’s blog over the many years she wrote on-line.
Why DO people blog? I had a diary during middle school and another one during my senior year in high school, but I’ve never been one to journal, although I know it ‘s a healthy thing to do. I DO think a lot, and being an only child, I DO talk to myself in my own mind. (Note that Steve, also an only child, is very quiet and you will understand why our house is very quiet a lot of the time.)
With so many people using computers these days, has blogging been our alternative to verbal means of communicating with others? Granted it IS a one-sided conversation. Has the art of conversation been replaced with the art of communicating electronically, by email, by instant messaging and by blogging?
Diaries are usually meant to hold secret thoughts. Blogging is out there in a very public forum. Do we secretly want people to know our innermost thoughts?
I’ll admit, I, too, read Lauren’s posts more regularly in the last year. And I spent a pretty fair amount of time with her, conversing. But, I did get to know her even better through her written word.
Will I become a blogger myself? I doubt it. Afterall, there are only so many hours in a day, most of which I spend in front of a computer at work. And, I have my self to “talk” to in my own mind.
Maybe I am more of a “private” person.
Tell me – are you more of a blogger or a bloggee?
I love reading Op’s blogs, Lisa will tell you if she doesn’t update I will email her! I really want to start my own but time, lack of techincal ability and fear slow me down. I like the idea of a place where my opions are my own, my family can see pictures etc..
I know I would have lost track of Lisa if it weren’t for Snarkypants and through her I got to know an Angel.
Lauren turned me onto blogging and I love it!! I have always kept some sort of diary/journal so the blog was a natural for me but I didn’t actually do it until I started reading Lauren’s and then later, reading Lisa’s keep me going too!
Mary, I agree totally. This blogging thing is tough. I have tried and the whole privacy thing makes it so hard. And making time for it is no easy task. Take me for example, I was hoping to stay in touch throughout and this is my first opportunity to get on here. Saturday afternoon and I am at work in Minneapolis! Oh well, thanks to Lis I am going to keep on trying. Thanks for keeping it up with Lisa. And thanks to duty for keeping y’all fed!