Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Blogging, The Art of Staying Fresh and Exciting

Before there was facebook and twitter, there was blogging. Bloggers shared talents such as photography, book, movie, travel, recipes and enduring life. We wrote our lists of 13 on Thursdays and entertained each other with lists from our lives, mostly funny, some that were sad and few that were educational. There was more of an international flair to what we were doing and we had other bloggers that we regularly read, even if we didn't always comment.

But the camaraderie of blogging was taken over by the quick, one line responses in twitter and facebook. I find that Facebook and Twitter took away the entertainment of blogging. The time spent on facebook just seems to take away from the time spent perusing blogs and links on blogs. Given the choice, I like blogging better. Even though I write into a black hole with 1 or 2 readers, at least I am writing more than 2 sentences. However, the down side to blogging is that some events in life are just too personal to send it out over the internet for all the world to find and read.  So even though my blog is quiet, I do still read blogs on my reader. I hope that blogs continue with more people returning to the sharing of their exciting (or even not so exciting)lives.


  1. I agree. I have temporarily quit blogging but I read a few anyway. Thanks for starting me! I have missed your daily posts.

  2. I agree. I spend a lot of time keeping up with my Facebook page, but I find I'm so much more superficial there. The anonymity of my blog emboldens me!

    This was a great post, JMc!

  3. just came across this, five months later... sigh. huge sigh. I totally agree with what you wrote here.

    last night i asked my husband to change my password on my FB and lock me out, so he did. I am relieved and (no surprise) finally getting around to reading the blogs again. I'll update if u will?? xo nancy

  4. didn't I leave a comment here, just a few days ago? hmmm... who knows. I appreciate this post, I always like hearing what you have to say. I miss the camaraderie of the blog-world, too. FB and Twitter have made everything a little... weird.


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