I’m still relatively new to this whole blogging thing. I did attempt to start a blog about 3 years ago, but completely abandoned it. I don’t even know what it was called or which provider it was through. I just didn’t get it, nor did I see how people had time to spend updating it so often.
Then I was trying to figure out why it has stuck so far this time — nearly for six months now. I do seem to have a bit more time these days, and I find it easier to just click on other friends blogs instead of receiving or sending a mass email (or individual ones). It’s easier to stay in touch this way.
But, the prime reason I realized that this blog is useful these days is that my memory isn’t as sharp as it once once. I feel like, as in Harry Potter, it is like a Pensieve. I can just take my magic wand, point it to my temple and extract memories to put up on line. Then I’m no longer responsible for remembering them. I mean, they’re still there and I do have memories, but this way they are concrete. I suppose the same principle applies to journals, but I don’t go back to the journals I kept as a kid and read them (I just remembered my grandfather giving me a notebook and explaining to me the importance of keeping a journal when I was about 6. I turned the book into a record of all of the books I read, which is a kind of journal, I suppose). The interactivity is what I enjoy with a blog, I just worry about the technology and am certain that, while a hard copy of a journal can exist for an eternity, I doubt very much that wordpress will, or any of the other blogging technologies, so I then wonder if this is just a temporary fit. If, one day I’ll come to my blog and it will no longer exist. The Pensieve will be lost.