Blogging is a regular part of my life and although commonplace for me, there are people out there that just don’t get it. They don’t get the point of blogging, they don’t really understand what blogging is, or they think blogging is sooo 10 years ago. Little do these people realize that blogging is not just alive and kicking, but thriving and growing. As far as I’m concerned, blogging is as democratic as it gets. It puts the power of the pen (or keyboard) in anyone’s hand. You don’t need money to do it, just access to the interwebs (which for many is still a priviledge).
Sometimes people IRL ask me what I’m up to and when I tell them I’ve been blogging, you see them get a kind of dazed glazed expression. If they find out that I’ve been known to make money while blogging or have taken trips because of it, they ask how they can sign up and start doing it too. At that point I just smile and change the subject because they just don’t get it. I love blogging and I love that I am able to add to our income because of it, but make no mistake that I work hard for the dividends and also I didn’t start blogging to make money. I started blogging to read and write, to communicate with others, to share my stories and perspectives, and to be enriched by the stories and perspectives of others. I’ve kept blogging for over 3 years because I have a passion for it, some would say an obsession. I’m sure there are people out there that start blogs to make money or become “internet famous” (which let’s face it, isn’t really famous at all), but greed and hubris can only get you so far.
Recently, because of blogging, I read Chip Chip Chaw! Tales of the Unsane by Alex Bosworth. Do you know who Alex Bosworth is? He happens to be married to the wonderful blogger Traci of Traci’s Mixed Bag. The book is a collection of humorous short stories and by humorous I mean a sort of twisted wry humor that I found thoroughly delightful. I was given a copy of the book to review and greedy little blogger that I am, I asked for a copy to giveaway, so if you are interested please enter to win a copy of Chip Chip Chaw! Tales of the Unsane before 9/12/12.
Speaking of my fabulous bloggy life (tongue in cheek people, tongue in cheek), today I’m having tea with two Olympic Gold Medalists: Kristi Yamaguchi and her husband Bret Hedican. You never know where blogging will take you. I hope I remember not to slurp my tea and to hold my pinky up. Knowing me I might accidentally hold up the wrong finger and offend everyone without meaning to.
And now your Friday Fortune Cookie
(don’t forget to add “in bed” at the end, if you are so inclined):
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