Thursday, March 12, 2009
Life Beyond The Internet
In our community journal paper we have a sound off section where people speak their minds. Today this one caught my attention.
I'm the first to admit I'm naive. But as a senior citizen I'm proud of that because I've always thought I was nice and patient and considerate. However, I watched a TV program recently about people and the internet, and how they get on and bog or whatever it is and exchange personal notes on the Internet and tell secrets about themselves and go on and on and on. I can't imagine being so insecure and bored that they have to share things with people in the stupid computer. Come on, there is a life out there that's not the Internet.
Ummm....I know I am not a genius by a long shot, but how is typing on the computer my daily activities and thoughts any different than this person taking the time to write this "sound off" for the newspaper? She is expressing herself, or himself, and I am expressing myself.
I find blogging a fairly healthy outlet for my mind. I am pretty certain most us us who blog also get together with a lot of people on a regular basis. How else could we have so much crap to talk about.
Blogging is time consuming though. My time is not spent on my own blog as much as it is spent reading other blogs. So how about you....are you worried that you may need a 12 step group to get over the blogging addiction, or do you feel you have the whole thing under control?
When I first started blogging a little over a year ago and told my son I was blogging, he said "Don't you have to have a specialty for that?" Good point he made there. The best blogs are most likely the ones that have a single purpose, like quilting, knitting, politics, current events, recipes and food pictures. I think I have ADD and have trouble staying focused on one particular subject for very long. It is a really big world out there and all kinds of things to explore and learn about. I do learn many things by reading blogs.
I enjoy hearing from all the people I have met on the Internet and hope to get to know some more. So unless my fingers stop working, I most likely will stay on here writing out my thoughts.
Judging from the picture above maybe I have been on here toooo long. Just kidding. That was me about 28 years ago.