What is Blogging?

I started blogging in January of 2006.  This is the site in which I started up my blogs for use in my online class I was enrolled in. Had I known my family would become so easily addicted to this, I would have clued them in on it earlier and we could have had some really interesting debates going on.  But, perhaps I wouldn't have achieved an A, so I am OK with how things turned out.

So what is blogging? My family seems to be addicted yet confused, so therefore, I will try to explain as best I can, since I am still learning as I go along.

Blog is a term used for web log.  As in a journal.

Blogging is the act of writing in one's journal.  For all to see.  This is no private journal with a key to keep your pesky nosy sibling out of. Once it is out there for the world to see, there is no taking it back. So blog carefully.

Why blog? Why not! I always kept a journal – one with a key and hidden out of site.  I destroyed all journals – why – I have no idea. I thought it was a child's thing.  I regretted it the moment I shred it. I tried to start other printed journals with all my family adventures, but I write few and far between.

I never dreamed I would be journaling online.  I am a big privacy fanatic, afraid of who may see what and what would they do with any information they may have. I am still leery about the whole anonymous thing with the internet.  I still will not post any personal pictures of me or my family.

So why did I begin?  I started because my class demanded it.  I got addicted to it and started to read other blogs.  I decided I will continue even after my class ended. Now I am writing about frivolous things, but I do plan on visiting the topic of my class as I see so much out there in the news still.

How do you get people to post on your site?  Well start posting on other people's sites – that is one way! One of my assignments was to search for another blog.  Here is the outcome of that endeavor.  I found Morgan, Shrub and Billy D. – all at once!  I also found who they link to and visited their sites as well.  They sometimes comment on my site and I welcome all that they have to say.

There are some people who found me that I do not know who they are. I welcome them as well.  Strambinha has commented, as has Dan, and even a 10 year old girl named Hannah. I am not sure how they found my site, but you can easily search for a topic through GOOGLE and they may direct you to me.  You can also search through WordPress!  Since I commented on some of the administrator's post, in which about 200,000 bloggers may read, I have attracted some attention that way as well. 

I am not a scholar in any way.  I am college educated; however, I am not a specialist in any field.  I am not a political activist. I am a mom, wife, volunteer worker, student (again!), friend, sister, daughter, teacher, LOST fan and most importantly me!  I write what I know, what I am passionate about and also about things I don't know. 

I welcome all comments – as long as you are not trying to sell me or my readers anything.  Keep it clean, and try not to offend anyone!  On the sidebar is links to other blogs – read what they have to say – I find them interesting and so may you!

Happy blogging!

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2 Responses to “What is Blogging?”

  1. John Says:

    I loved your perspective on blogging. I’ve started my wife on blogging and she has really grown to love it. It’s been funny to see what she posts. It also gives me insights into her life at home with my son that I may not have gotten otherwise.

    Check out our blog here:
    Lynn Family Blog

  2. way2much Says:

    John,
    I visited your site. How nice it is! Your wife is one lucky lady that you sent her on that spa vacation. Here is my husband’s number,let him know what a great idea it is to send his wife….LOL.
    Congrats on winning your contest too!
    Thanks for visiting and commenting. Feel free to post anytime! Bring Kristine!
    PS you wouldn’t be the same John that commented on fundraiser – would you?


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