I was talking to a retired Professor in St.Augustine Florida a few days ago. He was an interesting person and a pleasure to talk to. In summarizing our recent lives we found that we had a mutual acquaintance who had lived as the Professor had in Key West.The six degrees of separation is always in play for us as we travel.I have talked to people from Mexico to Monaco and found that we had friends and associates in common.
The professor talked of his time in Key West and mentioned that he had written for the local newspaper. There was no shortage of characters and strange events to write about in Key West. Paula talked of her travel writing courses and continuing education and I added that we blogged about our travels and I also wrote about my career experiences.
The professor turned up his nose at the blogging and said, “Blogs? ,oh everyone is blogging”
Not everyone, I thought and for everyone that blogs their reasons for doing so are as diverse as their lives . I blog for me. If someone is interested in what I have written thats cool. I write for the record. I write to recall and I write because I like to learn and teach.
To not blog because it has become common ,seems about as logical as not going online because anybody can.
Different people with different views. It is a small part of what makes life so interesting.
You blog for pretty much the same reason I do: to maintain a journal of your life. My blog tends to go beyond just what I’m doing and explore the things I’m thinking about. I’ve been at it for five years now and really enjoy reading old entries every once in a while. I’m sure you’ll feel the same way — if you don’t already — when you go back and review your life as you blogged it.