blog practicality

Posted on June 10, 2006. Filed under: Uncategorized |

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.

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3 Responses to “blog practicality”

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Never fear, there’s someone out there with a solution to your problem–blogbinders.com. Haven’t tried it yet, but I’ve been thinking about it.

That would be sad…to one day go to our blogs and to find them not there. Especially after spending so much time and emotion, posting thoughts, and experiences in our lives. Blogging is quite addictive…isn’t it?

I still have to check blogbinders.com out — but I will definitely have a look.

And I am TOTALLY addicted — I just think that there’s still so many changes coming, who knows what might replace blogging or the internet entirely. It’s a scary thought, but you never seem to be able to know what’s just around the corner in technology — so thinkin 50 years from now — who knows where we’ll be!


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