Saturday, February 7, 2009

Twin Speak...Blogging! What's in it for you?

With Bella MIA for a little while, I thought to contribute to our blog since I've been slightly MIA myself unfortunately due to work commitments.

As I started contemplating what to type, I came up stumped with ideas and asked my partner a good topic to write about. He asked me what I was writing? And I explained to him about our blog. 'What's a blog' he asks me. So I begin explaining the concept of a blog, and as I do, I can see the confusion spread across his face.

You see, my partner mainly uses the convenience of the computer for either Internet banking or eBay. He really couldn't understand the concept of a blog. He asked me all these questions about, 'why do we write to strangers', 'why comment on strangers blogs', 'why is it called a blog', 'why would anyone want to read my blog'. And I suppose I couldn't really answer these questions.

I don't know why to any of it. And as I started thinking about it, it did end up sounding a little bizarre. But I don't know??? I've always been intrigued about the whole idea of blogging.

I used to have pen pals. Many of them. I remember getting so excited when a letter would arrive and guess which pen pal had sent it. Of course the stamp would give it away. But when I discovered blogging it was a whole new thing for me. The replies would be instant. Well, most of the time :) But it was like instant gratification.

I loved blogging and reading other peoples lives. I tried to explain this to him but yet again, he still looked dumbfounded. I suppose you have two different kinds of people. One that likes exploring and curiously delving into other peoples stories and one that can't understand why you would want to get to know a stranger you have never met on the other side of the world. For me, it's a fascination. Learning about how, where and what another person does with their life.

So this is what I get out of blogging?? How about you??


Mandy said...

I was below you today on SITS roll call. :)

I blog because I use it as a virtual scrapbook/baby book for my kids. I do enjoy reading about others, too.

septembermom said...

I like that blogging gives me a glimpse of another person's world. It's great to share ideas, thoughts, photos and funny anecdotes. As a stay at home mom, I am glad to be able to join a community which is always welcoming. I feel like I can always find someone who is interested in what I have to say. So often my kids like to tune me out : )

C. Beth said...

You sound JUST like my husband and me! I think your last paragraph sums it up well.

I feel connected to people by blogging. I'm a stay-at-home mom so it's a way for me not to go crazy when I'm elbow-deep in two kids' poop and snot. :)

carmar76 said...

I just love to write, and read about other ppl's lives. I think it's a way for everyone to be famous. Look at Perez Hilton - what is he famous for? Blogging about celbrities. And celebs are only celebs cuz they're in front of the camera. So, reading other ppl's blogs kinda puts them in celeb status for me. : )

Pam said...

I like blogging because I can do it on my own time. I'm crazy busy all day, but when I have a few minutes, I can tap into someone else's life.