i need to dedicate the title to gapingvoid.com –he wrote a book about the freedom of blogging in your underwear… i haven’t read it but maybe i should. i do agree, it sounds pretty liberating!
i am not an expert blogger, in fact for the 3 of you who read this blog..i appreciate it.
what i do know is that in my youth i scribbled random thoughts, lines of poetry and quotes on scraps of paper or sometimes in a notebook. the thoughts were captured moments, floating through the air and when penned on paper became weightier, heavier, and a bit more real. most often these were read only by me. occasionally, very occasionally, they were sometimes shared with close friends but not often…as a shyness and uncertainty often overcame me. the sentences and thoughts remained frozen in time, static on lonely pieces of paper.
but today, when a thought unfurls itself and escapes, it is penned in a much more visible and permanent way. when i write a sentence, my random thoughts have a life of their own. they live and breathe in a digital space where they can be read, ignored or reflected upon.
sometimes my thoughts may delight, inspire or charm a smile. sometimes i’ll never know….and sometimes i will, when like-minded bloggers, readers, and writers like or comment on my post.
i believe blogging matters.
stumbling upon a story-teller who can impart wisdom or share a moment in time that beguiles and transports you to another time and space or way of thinking, is magic in its own right. sometimes it is the simple stories that invoke an interest, an out loud chuckle or unlock a sentiment deep inside that makes your heart do a flip-flop. other times it is the extraordinary of an ordinary day that makes you smile, inspires you to impart a bit of sage advice, or perhaps salute your fellow writer with a h*ell yeah! whatever your experience, the written word by another, can close gaps and bring people together. blogging recognizes the beauty and truth in words. to my fellow bloggers, let the words escape.
blogging is not a job, it is a hobby…it is a place for me to expound….
so for those of you who read, i hope you enjoy.