Everyone Has A Story
Taking a cue from Jaimie, she posed a question to her readers. It was initialized because she was introduced to blogging and didn't know what it was. Now she loves and is in love with blogging profusely.
Prior to opening up a blog. I was internet savvy. Knew the navigations, clicks, and hyperlinks. Because I am over 25, I consider everyone over 25 to be in the transitional generation. Meaning, computers were not introduced in our lives until the mid nineties, and we probably didn't have one until the late nineties (at least that how it was for me).
In fact, about a year ago, my mother purchased a 1984 LA Olympic Souvenir book for me because I love historical data. As I trolled (look at me, using blogging terminology). As I LEAFED through the book, rather, I saw an article on how the United States Olympic Committee was telling Olympic parents that they can come to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and hook up and send them electronic communication, which they will receive within minutes. Improbable then, yes, but since then (1984), electronic communications have soared.
In fact, it is said that the victims of hurricane Katrina and Rita were able to find friends, family, and co-workers through blog sites that had been set up to keep track (and check in) of individuals, through the New Orleans website.
So, how did I first hear about blogging?
On various news sites, which I love, I would always see "Blog". It didn't look any different from a new article, other than fonts were different and comments were allowed. Didn't pay much attention to it, though; I didn't know that people could develop their own, I though, as Jaimie indicated on her site, that it was some kind of techie thing that was way over my head. Hell, I had shoes to buy and flirting to do.
I asked a friend of mine who has an undergraduate degree in IT what is was. But she graduated almost two years ago and has been in a sales job and was clueless and had not kept up on things the way she had wanted to.
So I let it go.
Heavens to Murgatroid!!! Enter my Tammy-Tam. She had one, and considered it therapeutic. She sent me the link, and I started realized how good her link, as well as others were. People had much to say on so many different things. Not just techie people. People. Some weird, some phreaky, and some just like you and I (a variant of
So, I decided to open up a blog. My biggest concern has, and still is, the maintenance of it. Might not appear as such, but I have a relatively demanding job that takes a lot of my time. I didn't want to start something and then not fulfill what I should. So far, it is okay, but I'll leave that to the readers to decide.
Often times I do not feel obligated to post something everyday (haven't felt that pressure yet), but I have been this week so far, don't know how long that will last. However, I do know that all of you have something valuable to say. May not particularly agree with some, all, or most of it. But we all have something to say, and I believe we have learned that there is so much to be said. Okay, enough of the General Foods International Coffee moment, that is so not me.
And y'all make me sick. I be (gotta pull out the ebon on this) tryin to work and stuff, but then y'all always got sumpin good to say, and then when you comment on there, you see somebody else's site and then you want to go and check whay they had to say on there. Vicious cycle, and with that said, I've gots to log out now and get some work done.
Before I do, I pose this question to you.
Why Do You Blog and/or Read Blogs?
Why Did You Start?
And How Do You Feel About it?