Why blogging is cool
I like blogging.
Its a cool way to get ideas outside of my head … not that anyone will necessarily read them, but at least the words are outside of my head. I have found that writing my ideas helps me to organize them. For some reason, I find it necessary to challenge my own thoughts which causes me to look at things a lot more closely.
That is not the real reason I like to blog.
I like getting to see what other people are like. They put their life, like a diary, out on the electonic landscape of the internet to be viewed by whomever would stumble over them. That’s a brave thing to do. Its a warm thing to do.
I have always loved to read and part of the reason is because the characters become real to me. I cheer them on or cry with them when they are hurt. They become part of who I am. That happens with reading people’s blogs across the net as well. They become cherished friends through the tender, funny, strong, confusing, endearing words that they share.
I have been fortunate to meet one out-of-state blogger stranger-turned-friend over lunch. That was exciting. I hope to have more opportunities, as the Lord provides, with other friends that I have made through the blogger connection.
There is one thing that bugs me though… some of my friends don’t post quite often enough. You know who you are – so stop being lazy and put some words down!!
What has been your best experience with the blogging community?