mandatory? blogging?

I can’t help but think that we should all be made to blog. Why? Because it’s become obvious to me that the connections I’ve made with other bloggers, complete strangers, has nothing to do with socio-economic factors, like ethnicity, income-level, achievements, religion, age, appearance, political-bent, physical well-being, or aspirations. Blogging is about shared interests, values, hopes, concerns, anxieties. All with whom I’ve shared more than a passing nod, express compassion for others. 

Blogging Heroes

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From what I’ve witnessed these last 8 months or so, people take to blogging to have a voice in the world. We begin as individuals, venturing forth onto the internet, getting adjusted to the new environment, getting cozy with our surroundings, making adjustments as needed. Some soar quickly, taking flight, experimenting without fear, gathering new treasures which they quickly bring back to their “nests,” feathering them beautifully. Others, like me, pursue one goal, writing, picking up enhancements by accident, or through much effort and deliberation, even getting caught up in viruses and spams.

Blogging is committing to print, what buzzes around in our brains. For me blogging allows my thoughts to alight now and then, like moths that come to rest on a windowpane near a lit lamp. Moving from writing in isolation to having others gather around to read, is indeed a bonus. But it becomes more than that. The blogging community is a microcosm within a macrocosm.

Monkeys Blogging

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All species are interdependent. We humans are not meant to live as islands unto ourselves. Relating to one another is essential to our entire well-being. Blogging connects us, without consideration for the trappings that can separate.

though not perfect, it is an option to seriously consider…hugmamma.

10 thoughts on “mandatory? blogging?

  1. I love blogs. I’ve met neat people, had my thoughts and emotions clarified by someone else giving voice to them, laughed, and had things to think about.

    I don’t agree with everything I see. Some blogs just waste my time. But I have a core that I check regularly and they contribute to my life.

    Nancy
    http://dogear6.wordpress.com/

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    • Small communities, that’s what life is all about. But it is nice to venture outside of one’s own microcosm, and interact with the larger world once-in-awhile. There’s so much to be learned, sometimes just outside our reach. But having our community at our backs is a necessity, especially in the current state of global affairs. I think blogging and the internet provides that fluidity.

      glad you found your niche and those who care about you…always glad for your comments…hugmamma. 🙂

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  2. Most of the time I just read sports blogs and websites like ESPN and things like that but now I think I should broaden my horizons and try getting into any kind of blog.

    Again thank you for your support. You can count me in as another one of your subscribers.

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    • A very good idea. Although your passion is sports, it’s good to know other things with which you’re not so familiar. Doing so brings more substance to what it is you love, at least that’s been my experience. I love being a mom and a wife, and am passionate about writing and music and dance, but broadening my horizons to include other interests has only enriched my life, further enhancing what I already love. Mind you, I’m not an expert, but I’ve lived a little longer than you.

      you have my continuing support…hugmamma. 😉

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  3. I’ve made some friends in the blogosphere, but I’ve also encountered some hate-filled [expletive deleted]s.

    Can I put an [expletive deleted] filter on my computer if everyone starts blogging?

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    • Love your user name. Are you a senior like me? A baby-boomer? I can totally understand where you’re coming from. I too cringe a little when I read expletives. But you know, I’ve met a nice variety of people, some very proper, some with humor like mine, tongue-in-cheek, some slightly more out there, and one young man who uses words I wouldn’t use. But what they all have in common is compassion for others, as well as themselves. The man I just mentioned was suicidal, so I think he’s had it rough. His writing, in my opinion, is so substantive on world issues that I read past the expletives. In spite of his language, I feel a kinship with his soul.

      But the good thing about blogging, especially on WordPress, is that there are millions from whom you can pick and choose to interact.

      i very much appreciate your comment…hugmamma. 🙂

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      • I’m labeled as “Generation X,” the one after baby boomer, although who needs labels?

        I don’t mind the rough language here and there, but this is your house, so I thought I should mind my manners.

        What I don’t like are how many people use free blog platforms to spread their hate. The world already has enough problems.

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        • Thanks for minding your manners in “my” house. I think that’s cool of you to consider my feelings. And I totally agree that hate blogs, or hate anything, should be ignored. Mother Nature is giving us enough bad news. We don’t need the man-made kind, or woman-made for that matter.

          looks like your generation and mine have something in common…hugs for your great comments…hugmamma. 🙂

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hugs for sharing some brief thoughts...and keeping them positive

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