What's a Blog?
Back in the early part of 2007 I worked alongside a tech-savvy website geek named Michael. Until he mentioned it, I'd never heard of blogging (short for keeping a World-Wide-Web Log). His passion for it could hardly be contained.
Initially I found Michael's proclivities for the virtual world a bit on the
By August of that year, Michael convinced me I ought to give it a try. He offered some suggestions, answered a few of my
I was stealthily clandestine about my initial efforts, suffering from apoplexy over the very thought that someone ~ anyone ~ might actually find my Blog & read it. Perish the thought! But it didn't deter me, so in August of that year I went live.
The rest is history.
Today ~ some 6+ years, 884 posts & 27,036 visitors hence ~ I can honestly say all the clamor about blogging was in vain. I'm glad I turned a deaf ear to the naysayers (It's dangerous. People will stalk you and show up at your house with an ax. Your identity will be stolen. You'll get all sorts of hate-comments. And the like ... ).
In those same 6+ years I've encountered two or three visitors whose comments I deleted (with nary a moment's angst or hesitation). I've encountered hundreds more that have blessed me in ways I never thought possible. Some say it's been mutual. Blessings do have a way of flowing in both directions, don't they? I've made myriad friends, some for life. My world ~ both the real one & the virtual one ~ would lack luster were it not for Elaine, Sonja, Debbie, Judy, Beth, Mary, Luther, Sharon, Noreen, Rebecca, Renee, and others whose lives have forever been hitched to my wagon.
Don't get me wrong: there's a lot about blogging that drives me
So, what's a Blog? Well, the answer to that question is as different as we are. For me, it has been and will forever be a place to chronicle the events & heart ponderings of my life ~ and this for my children & grandchildren. The fact that I've amassed so many BBFFs (aka = Blogging Best Friends Forever) is a huge, unanticipated by-product & bonus blessing.
Thank you, Michael.
Thank you, all my visiting friends.