I know that Pete didn’t intend this, but I sorta feel like it’s a trick question for me to see if I remember what I’ve said about it before ” the last time was on Joyful Jubilant Learning: Writing, Blogging, Business, and Learning Through it All … and I left a harvest of links there that tells a lot of the full story.
So this time, let’s see if I can make it short and sweet — and for the here and now. After three years of it, I blog now, in 2007 because
- Blogging is loads of FUN for me, it really is. Sometimes I get pretty annoyed that work gets in the way of my blog time (like it did this past week ” Pete saved me from lying on a Sunday Review that should be up today.) To blog is to have a rollicking good time.
- Blogging has introduced me to some of the most wonderful PEOPLE living on this earth, and all over the globe — like Pete! Through blogging the Ho‘ohana Community has grown like gangbusters. I meet more of you every day, and I get humbled by your blessings in my life. The graphics in this post were given to me by Tim Milburn and Dwayne Melancon with 1000% aloha.
- Blogging makes me feel SMART, because it’s taught me an amazing amount of web geekery. Who would have ever thought I’d be a techie?!? Imagine, a baby boomer keeping up with the web savvy of her two Gen Y kids. MySpace is for rank amateurs ”“ hah!
Themes, interviews, forums, spin-off blogs, carnivals, ever-evolving sidebars (and I still say this is a business blog). And of course the writing. Blogging won’t let me be boring and uninteresting; I’ve got to keep working on myself. (My kids appreciate this one too” “my mom? Nah, she’s not that old yet. She does stuff.”)
- I love my journals, my book, and my private writing (did you know Word docs can magically multiply? I swear.) However there is something about blogging which makes my writing come ALIVE! The link love, the Google hits to stuff I forgot I wrote, the comment that pops up when I thought a conversation was exhausted and over. Search spiders playing in the mud of blog archives is pure magic for adults. Absolutely delightful.
Now this is the part where I always break the rules. I cannot choose only 5 more people to tag with this, just can’t. If you are in the Ho‘ohana Community (and if you are reading this, you are), I tag you. Send me a trackback!