#reverbbroads11 – Why not?

Why blog? Why do you or why do you like to blog (recognizing that these are not always the same thing)?

Being a child of the 80’s, I was in my college years (ok, a bit beyond, since I didn’t truly start college until I was 22, and graduated when I was 26) when the internet first started to emerge.  I made my first personal website in ’95, and spent numerous hours chatting away with folks all over the world on talkers (telnet based chatrooms that ran on Unix platforms.  No idea what I just said?  Don’t worry, most people don’t know).  So in some respect I’ve been “blogging” since before blogging became cool.  I started my first “official” blog on livejournal back in the late 90’s when it first started.  I migrated my livejournal blog to WordPress on my own account a few years ago so I could keep my entries (in case livejournal ever went belly up).  So, thanks to my uber geekiness, this blog has entries that date back to 2002.  Not sure where 1999-2001 went, but considering the time frame, I probably had nothing nice to talk about.  But that’s a blog for another day…

I love that I can go back in time and see what I was doing, thinking or experiencing at those times in my life.  I also live under the delusion that people might like to hear what I have to say.  Truth is, I don’t blog nearly as much as I would like.  I think about half of what I would write about would initiate endless debates, which in itself isn’t a bad thing except for those (most) days when I just like to speak my piece and be done with it.  I get tired having to defend my positions, much to my husband’s dismay who would do a happy dance if I would debate topics with him everyday.  I’m a pagan, psychic, computer geek, wife and mother of 2, which makes me a minority in a minority in a minority.  Perhaps with the exception of the wife and mother part, everything else in my life brings up controversy in various places.  When one blogs in a public way, they open themselves up to others opinions, whether they like it or not.  I refuse to be a “if you don’t agree with me, don’t read/comment on my blog/wall” type.  I don’t blog to please the sensibilities of the masses.  I blog to speak my mind, to vent, to share my views, and to show a bit of myself the world doesn’t usually see.  But mostly, I blog because I can…

Comments 2

  • Controversy makes for excellent blog posts! Keep it up.

  • On the other hand, it also helps people know that psychic pagan geeks are like them in many ways, too. 🙂 Blogging is very new to me, and I’m trying to get over the terror that someone is going to read what I say! It’s harder to write when I think of what readers might think.

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