Tuesday, June 12, 2007

All My Friends. . .

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.


  1. One thing I bet you didn't think about, that I've found to be true, is that email updates or blogs allow people to get to know you better. So they feel like they can talk with you more freely about things in their life as well (they can relate to what you're going through!)
    I think I'm going to like this blog thing.

  2. I like it when my friends have blogs. It is easier to catch up with them without having to rehash everything. But it's true, blogs make me lazy.

    'What's up?'

    'Well, have you read my blog?'

    Well, ok that may be a bit of an exaggeration, but there is a ring of truth to it.

    Still glad you have blog!!!