Barefoot in High Heels

I Blog, Therefore I Am??

Posted on: September 15, 2008

What is the fascination with blogging, the blogosphere, the blogrolls, the bloggy carnivals?? 

(side note:  I’ve mentioned before that I really don’t like the word “bloggy.”  It reminds me of an overweight, booze-soaked, old man.  I imagine that Shakespeare’s Falstaff would be called “bloggy,” perhaps. . . .Or Ted Kennedy.)

But really, why are we so focused on the hits, the links, the page views, the comments (YAY!  More COMMENTS!!!  And from someone who is not even related to me!!!)   I say we because I’m SURE I’m not the only one.  Right?   Right?  (at least I hope not!  Then I really AM lame!)

I just started blogging a few weeks ago.  And it’s become — dare I say it? — an addiction obsession enormous time waster!!  Y’all know what I mean.  And . . . I also just got hooked online last week with Facebook.  I was amazed at all the people I knew on there!  It was a like a party I didn’t even know was happening!   And again — don’t you just LOVE adding new friends??   And the Flair . . . oooh, I just figured out how to search for all the fun flair and add it to my profile! 

But then I finally close my laptop and think . . .

Who is this person I have become?!?!   AAAGGGHHH!”

Yes, blogging has created such supportive communities of people, and Facebook has already allowed me to reconnect with some people that I was really glad to “see” online.  But I think sometimes we need to look at our own personal lives and “friends” (no, not Facebook friends — although I have almost 50 already!!  yay! oops — I digress) and reconnect the old-fashioned way.  Or make more meaningful connections with those we love, rather than racking up friends or comments electronically.

Although . . . for now, since I’m still new at all this, it is sort of fun, isn’t it??

What do you think?  Leave me a comment, because you KNOW how happy that make all of us bloggers!!  🙂    And if you’re reading this from a google or bloglines reader, click on over so that it boosts my page counts for the day . . . you know, let a girl get excited over the little things.   I am SO not the only one who thinks this way, right (or am I?)??

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5 Responses to "I Blog, Therefore I Am??"

Oh, you are most definitely not the only one! I’ve tried to figure it all out. I have no idea what’s so addictive about the whole blog thing. I purposely have not done Facebook (even Twitter) because I figure I waste enough time in a day! I’m getting better about scheduling my time online, but it can be a huge time-sucker for me!

Oh my dear, you are SO not the only one! Every time I get a new comment I squeal like a 2 year old on Christmas!

Some days it may seem like a time waster, but think of blogging as writing in a journal – for all the world to see. It gives you a creative outlet. I’ve also learned A LOT from some of the blogs I’ve been following, as well as from comments others have left on my blog.

Now Facebook, on the other hand…not so much. :0)

Keep blogging!

Yeah, I’m anxiously awaiting the day I hit 100 friends on facebook. =) It has been fun searching for friends from college and from my Denver days. Facebook is a HUGE time-waster. But blogging does have a purpose. I use my blogs as my scrapbooking journaling. I don’t get photos into a scrapbook until YEARS after I take them, so it’s fantastic to have a written account of the same event that I wrote when it was fresh. And my mom likes my blog. (Yeah. My one faithful reader.) She says she doesn’t feel so far away from her grandsons because of my blog. So it’s all good. And, personally, since I’m not actually trying to get hits on my blog, I’m kinda creeped out by how many people have viewed my profile. Who are these people and why do they think I’m interesting?

You are definitely not the only one! I have been blogging so much, it has become an addiction. Anyone know a good 12-step program?

🙂 Welcome to the world of blogging! I don’t think I knew anything about blogging until we started our blog last year and now I get twitchy if I can’t check in every day! And I/we LOVE getting comments! Plus we put a map widget in about a month ago and it gives a real thrill…

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