Friday, July 10, 2009

Why write a blog?

Why create a blog?

This is a question that I have been mulling over in my head for a couple weeks now. I guess the answer to it would be just to say... because I need to say stuff and I want a convenient place to say this stuff. I contemplated writing it down in a journal but most of my best thoughts come at random moments when that written journal is not handy. And in today's world, in my world, a computer is never very far away.

I needed to write. I need to write. I have conversations with myself all day long. I see a news story, and I comment to myself about my feelings on the subject. Make no mistake about it, I also talk these thoughts over with Mike, but sometimes they still go round and round inside my head, as if they are waiting for me to grab them with both hands, and put them down on paper (or computer screen as the case may be) and make my thoughts permanent. And sometimes, I cannot fully express what I am feeling unless I flesh it out with the written word.

What my blog will NOT be...

~It won't be a place of cruelty. I won't be writing mean and hateful things. There are blogs out there that thrive on the cruel, and the cutting words.... that is not what you will find here. I just want a place to feel like I am having a conversation with friends, a place we can sit down over a cup of coffee and laugh and talk, and expand our worlds and our minds.

~It may not be that regular. I am starting this out on blogger to see if I have enough to say to be consistent. If I do, if I post regularly, then eventually I will be setting up my own site to capture this. But I just don't know yet.

~It won't be fascinating tales of all the amazing adventures that I go on as I travel the world. Mike and I are very happy with our quiet lives in a small town, and although we take exciting trips, our normal day to day lives are not that interesting for you to read about. Mostly what I strive to put down here is to capture thoughts, to give you a glimpse inside my head so that you can know me better. So that I can know myself better and continue the ongoing process of fine tuning who I am and where I stand.

I feel better already knowing that I have created a place to capture the fleeting with some semblance of permanence.



  1. I look forward to reading it! You've got a talent with words that shouldn't go ignored.

  2. I look forward to reading your thoughts, ~ifer! I've missed you heaps!