Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Why Blog?

Everyone is blogging these days and I ask myself - why blog?

That's a good question. I can't seem to answer it right now because this is the first blog I have ever written. Who wants to read what I have to say? What can I say that is even remotely interesting to others? What value is there in blogging? Who is going to read my blog? Do I care if people read my blog? What do I want to blog about? Is "blog" becoming a verb like "google"? Whenever I have a question, my young friends say "just google it", like "google" is an action verb.

I guess blogging, googling, wikiing, twittering, YouTubing, etc... are new ways of being. Maybe we should change the word "human being" into "computer being".

And what about all the people who are "internet shy".


  1. Good for you. It looks great. I love the picture. So I subscribed. You can subscribe to mine, too: We can join the now generation together.

  2. Laurie! I'm delighted to see that you have started your own blog. I've thought about doing so, myself, but was afraid that it would start to feel like "homework," and would let it slide. I admire your courage, and most definitely would like to read what you "have to say." I anxiously await your future editions!!! Yay for you, Sweetie Pie!!

  3. Hi Laurie! Welcome to blogging! I've kept a blog for 4 years now and it's been a wonderful thing. What's kept me writing is two things:
    1. I write just for me, and if anyone reads what I write, then it's a plus. (So me writing is not dependent on someone else reading.)
    2. I only write if I have something to say.
    Interestingly, I'm spending more time on Facebook these days -- seems easier to write short entries there.
    Anyway, WRITE AGAIN my friend! This inquiring mind wants to know what you are thinking!

  4. Leslie - thanks for your comment about "I write just for me". I was already feeling guilty about not writing again (you can read about it in my next blog).

    I will follow your blog too...