Monday, November 19, 2012

Monday Musings

Just this past week, two of my colleagues commented on how much they hate blogs. I understand why they think that. They both, separately, said that blogs are rather self-indulgent. No debating that. They are. But, one of the reasons I love blogs is because they provide a way for us to feel less alone in our experience of the world (which is also one of the reasons that I love literature). One of the things that this blog has given me is a sense that most of the things that I've felt or done are not unique to me; the experiences I've had are experiences lots of people have. The posts I have been most hesitant to write are the ones that have generated the most responses. Sometimes we need someone else to say the things that we're thinking in order for us to feel "normal." I love reading and looking at blogs, and I love writing a blog. I have made virtual friends, and the way that I express myself in writing has also made me closer to my real friends. It has been the start of an amazing community, and so what if I am indulging myself in all the things that I love? Seems like there are some other people out there who love them too!

Happy Monday!

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  1. I can definitely see why those gals would say that. The gossip-y and ultra-self-promotional blogs give the rest of us a bad name, but honest to goodness personal blogs are the best.

    Lately I think they've lost some steam (mostly due to Pinterest and Instagram), but there's still something about blogging.

  2. I agree! What is your blog? Love to check it out!


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