Saturday, February 19, 2005

Why do we write blogs?

I saw on a blog where some are speculating why people like to write blogs. I suspect many are written as a way to keep in touch with friends and family without having to write multiple letters. Some I have run across are definitely not written for any families I know, as the language is so rough as to curdle your ears.

When I began writing, I thought it would be a vehicle for me to help brides and their mothers with questions about wedding planning, especially as it pertains to flowers. But since no one of that persuasion contacted me, I began to write whatever crossed my mind, or sometimes other blogs would spark me to write about a particular subject.

I've been thinking about how little I really knew about my Mother's Mother. If she had written a blog, maybe I would know the real person and not just what someone told me about her or what I, as a child, could ascertain for myself. Perhaps my grandchildren will one day read these musings and be happy that they are able to see a side of me that they might not otherwise have been able to know. Of course, that precludes writing about SOME subjects - and I guess I should keep the language clean (although in life I can really make the curse words get up and dance, as my Mom used to say).

To that end, I will have to give someone other than my friend David in FLA (via WV) the link to the blog. I think I will write the link on an index card and put it in my safety deposit box - so they can find it after I am gone. If I knew they were reading it daily, it would hamper my ability to write easily.

So children (and grandchildren) if one day you are reading these words, know how much I loved you and that I wish you all well in the future.

5 comments:

David Parsons WV said...

Your children and grandchildren will one day thank you for your kindness and love. Let's hope they do it before you go to the eternal "dirt bed."
To anyone who reads this column heed my words:
When God created Judy He created a masterpiece. She was my friend back in the "old days" in Charleston, WV and now in my "old days" crisis known as early retirement. Judy could and can always make me laugh and give me the needed boost to continue life's journey. God bless you, Judy!!!!!!!!!

brendalove@gmail.com said...

I keep my old blog stuff on disk. My grandchildren will look back and realize that I wasn't a very good blogger in February 2005.

ZeNeece said...

I think I started my blog to do what you said first... to keep in touch with friends and family without writing multiple letters. I don't have children and never will, so who will ever look at it and say, "ahh, now we understand her." I guess it doesn't matter. I'm hitting my later 30's now and I'm realizing that I'm never going to be anybody spectacular. I'm never going to change the world like I thought I would in my youth.
I think I'll also keep a copy of my blog in my safe. Maybe someday someone will look at it and say, "huh... what an interesting person. Oh, I didn't know that...."
I want to share with people, to banish ignorance, to spread knowledge and laughter. I was hoping my blog would do that, but I don't know...
But now I can't stop! It's just a part of my day. Chocolate coffee in hand... blog under the fingertips... dog snoring next to me...

melinama said...

Don't depend on blogger to preserve your blog! You need to offload it somehow. I haven't done it yet, but I know sure as I've suffered through hard drive failures and server malfunctions that your blog will disappear one of these days... let's both try not to trust this site... thanks for visiting my blog!

Anonymous said...

I reason I started to blog is here:

http://thesnoblog.blogspot.com/2006/05/some-people-just-rub-me-wrong-way_06.html

I continue to do it now because it's like taking a crap. I always feel much better after I'm done.