should have a blog! Recently I replied to an email from a friend and then got a comment from another. I get so excited to get reacquainted! I just want to shout "Everyone should have a blog." Then I would always know what is going on with everyone I want to know about.
But, I started thinking (too much, I know) and I realized that the real reason I want everyone to have a blog is that it will make my life so much simpler. I could stay in touch, but there would be no real touch. Unless I posted a comment, which I occasionally do, I would just be looking into the lives of my friends. I would not truly be participating in in their lives. I would not be contributing to their lives.
I enjoy blogging. I like being able to share the things that happen in our lives and the things I think about with people I would not normally be able to share with. I think that is a good thing. I will keep blogging.
But, when I stop replying to email, or calling, or initiating any kind of personal contact with those I love claiming they can just read my blog, I become not a friend, but an exhibitionist. "Hey, look at what is happening in my life!. . . Oh, and tell me what you think about my life (by leaving a comment)." I am sorry to my blog readership, and especially to my friends, for my selfishness. I will strive to maintain personal contact with you and will use this blog to contribute to your lives.