Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Blogs, Bloggers, and Blogging

I decided to take a few days off from this space to gather myself, take a deep breath, and the decide whether to go forward. I was considering a brief hiatus but decided to go forth once more into the breach.

One reason why I decided to continue on with this without taking a break is because I do find this to be a therapeutic exercise. I know some of us in the blogging community do this to entertain themselves, others to entertain others, and others use it as therapy. That's why I am here.

At the risk of speaking for others, I suspect many of us do this for a sense of community. Our parents generation had the advantage of have being able to talk to people in person. Most of my relationships are now online ones and I know of many other people for whom this is the case. Many people don't have the opportunity to tell their story directly to another person so this is the best forum to do so. And now you are my willing victims.

When I first heard about blogging I had thought of it as a narcissistic exercise in examining one's own belly button. Now that I have thrown myself into this I discovered that I was more right than I had ever imagined. Actually...I think this is less narcissistic than it is an exercise in sort of exhibitionism. And our readers are voyeurs.

As I am something of a showoff I think I will be here for the foreseeable future.


  1. I am glad that you find it therapeutic, but you are also entertaining me, so I am glad that you are sticking around.

  2. glad you are sticking around. yay!

  3. This voyeur is glad you continue to examine your belly button. It's good and entertaining. Thanks for recognizing Spot.