17 August 2005
as to wheather I should continue this blog or not. Why? well, first off I was thrown intot he blog world accidently. A bretheren of mine started his blog and sent me the link, in my attempt to respond to him, I realize that I needed to sign up and hence It's All Good joined joined the blogsphere. So I said Aye caramba...what de heck, let me give this a try. But in the months that I've been blogging, I've been struggling to fit in the blog world, let me tell you why.
First, I'm not a writer. I don't blog for the love of writing or for the sake of keeping a dairy, hell, I've tried on several occasions to keep a personal dairy and have failed miserably, so a blog dairy ein no different. Now when I do blog roll my deficiencies really show through. There are some bloggers out there who are absolutely incredible. I read their stuff and wonder, how did they come up with such facinating stuff. These people have a way with the written Word, and their expressions are simply off the hook. It's when I read these blog that generate 20 and more responses that I say, my blog is nothing. I'm just taking up valuable cyberspace with my non-essential rantings.
Second, my blogsite leaves a lot to be desired. I mean, just look at it. Nothing, no links, no fancy colors, nothing that stand out and say here, look at It's all Good, stop by and read. It's not a site geared specifically to entertainment, enlightment or enpowerment. It's just there. Period. But why is it that way? For one thing, I don't know HTLM coding. OK call me out for what I am, but hey I just never learned the stuff, yea, I know in this day and age, that pretty much amounts to a crime, so yes, I'm guilty as charged. I have it on my list of things to do when I'm finally released from Arepaland.
Another thing is, that I don't think that I write as freely as I can. Another question why? Well because you never know who's out there in cyberland reading and because of our position here in Arepaland and moreso the hubby's job, I need to be extra careful of the things I do write. So as not to ruffle any feathers or having to face any reprecussions later on, I'm very selective as to what I choose to write about. I have quite a few ideas to share, but you just never know who's lurking, so it's better be safe than sorry.
Some of you might say, well it's your blog, so just do your thing and write. Yea, that all good and well, but when I read the interesting, intellectual, amazing, entertaining stuff out there, do you really want to read about my daily grind here in Arepaland. I've already seen and proven that you really don't- five comments on a post don't necessarily amounts to mass appeal interest.
Others might say, write for yourself, well if that's the case, then why have a public blog? I can write for myself on my paper dairy. I think the whole purpose of blogging to to connect with others out there, let them be inspired or entertained with something you have to say and then let them voice their opinions via comments. I don't blog for the sake of writing for myself.
So I continue to contemplate, take a break recollect my thoughts on why I want to blog or if I should continue blogging. Do I have something, empowering, enlightening, entertaining or thought provoking to share with fellow bloggers? If so, maybe I'll continue to blog, if not I'll just throw in my hat, conceede to the real bloggers and just continue to read and add comments, and accept that I tried, but it just wasn't for me.
Posted by Campfyah at 12:08 AM