|It's 6:00 AM. I Have My Mornin' Joe and My 'Puter. Let's Go Bloggin'!|
But, then I got to thinkin' that a blog would offer me the opportunity to express whatever was on my mind on a particular day---not limiting me to just my activities. This appealed to me.
So, I started my blog. At first, I didn't know anything at all about "followers" and such. I was simply writing for the benefit of expressing myself.
After a few weeks, people started to comment on my ramblings. It was kinda' nice to see what others thought about my topics. Then, I started commenting on the posts of others, and I began to follow some other blogs of interest.
I quickly noticed that about 80% of bloggers are female. Not sure why that is, except maybe that women are more attuned to feelings and expression than men. Anyway, a few months after I was in full swing on my blog, I got a note from a woman whose blog I followed, and the note read thusly:
I don't mean to offend you, but my blog is for women only. Also, to honor my husband I would appreciate it if you would remove yourself from my followers.
Well, this was certainly a jolt to me. Fortunately, this turned out to be the only time anything like this occurred.
What started off being a leisurely way to express myself on any subject at any time, soon evolved into a world of its own.
---Bloggers are more intelligent than the average bear
---Family and personal friends seem to actively avoid reading my blog
---Most bloggers are extremely supportive of each other
---Most blog posts are upbeat and optimistic in nature
---Bloggers are incredibly attuned to political correctness
---Bloggers are a faithful bunch
---Blogging is like building a scrapbook of your life
---I occasionally "hit a wall" and writer's block rears its ugly head. I have to "get away" for a few days when this happens.
---There can be a temptation to write in such a way as to appeal to others. I resist this because my blog is, foremost, a recording of my own demented mind....and I don't want to appear to be sane.
Why do YOU blog? What are your thoughts?