i've been counting down since last Dec 26 ... are you ready? me neither!!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

blogging ...

"A blog (a portmanteau of web log) is a website where entries are written in chronological order and commonly displayed in reverse chronological order. "Blog" can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.
Many blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject; others function as more personal online diaries. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic. The ability for readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs..." (wikipedia is a wealth of knowledge.)

Emily Anne wrote a blog entitled Why Blog? and i commented,
"wow … i’ve been thinking about this same subject lately and wondering how i can come to terms within myself. i, personally, have 25+ blogs that i frequent and feel a need to read on a daily basis. why? … i think maybe i’m nosy, curious, looking for help with my own problems. i often find other blogs from blogs that i frequent and start to frequent those new blogs simply because of a comment made that is 'right on' or a topic that i am personally working on. i love that the group of blogs that i do read are moms (for the most part) that are just like me! i think that the reason we keep coming back is for the ‘friendship’ that is formed by commenting on each others blogs. my husband asks me the very same question “are you blogging again??” and i want to smack him! i blog for several reasons 1) it’s my journal, 2) to keep in touch with distant friends and family, 3) to find old friends, 4) to make new ones, 5) to learn how to be a better mom, friend, photographer, you name it!, 6) to learn about how other people deal with the same things i face!, oh and 7) to waste time. I, too, enjoy reading your blog and look forward to many more years of learning and growing on the web!"

it's true ... i blog for many reasons. some more 'worthy' than others, and yet i feel like i might die if i don't check my list for new posts everyday (sometimes more than once)! my biggest fear is that i spend too much time here. i feel i should be limiting my screen time the same way i limit my children. i have noticed that in the last few weeks i've been wasting time here ... when i could/should be doing other/more productive things. i have holiday projects that i have started and need to finish ... but the computer's magnetic 'personality' sucks me in and suddenly i've been sitting here for and HOUR!!

i need to set a timer and walk away when the timer goes off - because quite literally i could surf from one blog to another just looking at pictures, reading stories, collecting ideas, and generally wasting time all day and night if i don't!

wish me luck!


Kalli Ko said...

it's totally addicting isn't it?

Tara said...

i hear ya sistah!! :)...there is too much good stuff out there!