A couple years ago I received a cool gift. A bunch of people I met online, known as bloggers, banded together to throw me a virtual baby shower. It was a remarkable thing I must admit. I was overwhelmed by the generosity of people I had never technically met.
Anyways, it was well coordinated and culminated in an extra special gift, a Nintendo Wii sent from Canada. During our most recent “mancation”, it’s a fair to say we played too much Wii. One of my friends asked how I got the Wii. One of my other friends quickly chimed in “Bloggers!”.
I spent a couple minutes explaining how this came to fruition and it brought me a great deal of pride. Blogging isn’t exactly what it used to be, but it still remains my preferred way to eavesdrop. Sure there are other mediums available now, but those don’t share the same advantages blogging does. I really dig the dialogue found on blogs. Sadly my “job” (work and life) has become much busier so I don’t have nearly as much time to blog as previously.
I’m not dissing Facebook because I’m on it everyday. However, I just can’t learn as much about a person via their profile like I could if I read a blog a Friend authored. There’s definitely something to be said for delving into someone’s mind via a blog. It’s what attracted me to blogging initially and it’s what keeps me blogging five years later. I’m not nearly as prolific as I was before Baby Singe arrived on the scene, but blogging still exists.
I’m not entirely sure where I’m going with this post. Maybe I wanted to brag that I have great friends, both in the flesh and those met via blogs. Maybe I wanted to share how incredibly awesome the Wii still is two years later. Perhaps I hope posting twice in a week will get me writing blog entries more often. Afterall the reason I started blogging in 2004 was to improve my writing skills.
Appendectomy update: Mrs. Lessinges is scheduled to see the doctor tomorrow as a follow-up to her surgery. As of now there haven’t been any complications and she’s essentially back to full strength. Thank you to everyone for your thoughts and encouragement.