“What's a blog?
“A blog is a personal diary. A daily pulpit. A collaborative space. A political soapbox. A breaking-news outlet. A collection of links. Your own private thoughts. Memos to the world.
Your blog is whatever you want it to be. There are millions of them, in all shapes and sizes, and there are no real rules.
In simple terms, a blog is a website, where you write stuff on an ongoing basis. New stuff shows up at the top, so your visitors can read what's new. Then they comment on it or link to it or email you. Or not.
Since Blogger was launched in 1999, blogs have reshaped the web, impacted politics, shaken up journalism, and enabled millions of people to have a voice and connect with others.
And we are pretty sure the whole deal is just getting started.”
Have you ever tried to explain what your blog is all about to someone who doesn’t understand what ‘blogging is ?’
“Your blog is your unedited version of
Either they can understand the concept or the idea of putting thoughts and pictures on the internet?..or they wonder why on earth do you waste your time doing that??..Strangers reading your thoughts?…that is just plain weird..isn’t it dangerous?..there is ‘bad people out there on the internet?..aren’t you scared about publishing your thoughts???
So once the conversation starts to go sideways..I just stop trying to explain why I do what I do…it just seems easier to keep my mouth shut than to try and explain even more…you know the old saying..’open mouth insert foot..open wider and insert the other foot’..some people just don’t get it….why bother even trying to make them understand…
I use to be one of those that used Facebook to post all our pictures of the places we go and the things we see..haven’t done that in a while..heck, I even used the ‘cyber dust bin’ and cleaned up all the “friends” that I felt didn’t really care where we went or what we were doing…
There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t try and come up with something that would be ‘blog worthy’..some days I have nothing worthy of sharing…the rainy days don’t do much for my ‘blogging mood’..
I wish I could be one of those writers who have something new and interesting to write about every day…and beautiful pictures to share..but I just am not that creative…it is hard some days to make something out of nothing!…
Reading my list of blogs is like looking at the newspaper everyday..catching up on all the ‘news and stories’ of the day…a wealth of information is out there..you just have to know where to look…
so for now..my blog is what is …my thoughts, my journal,my online scrapbook…at least it won’t weigh anything when we ‘hit the road’!!
“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss