Monday, August 20, 2007

Views and Ideas about Blogging

I have always wondered why people blog. I know my own reasons—first, it has saved my sanity a few times—but I wonder why other people blog, or how they “come up” with something week after week, one creative idea after the other. Some bloggers insert crafts they’re working on, some print out lavish patterns for socks or sweaters, or whatever comes to them from their creative side. Many bloggers have visitors every day. Some bloggers get comments on their blogs. In the beginning of my blog, I received comments—now, not so much, and I wonder to myself…”is anybody out there listening”.

I think that blogging can be overdone, or underdone, as in the case of today’s entry on my own posting board, but I have to ask what it is that draws people to read another person’s personal stories. Might a person become a blogaholic—reading other people’s blogs? Or do they eventually tire of the game and move on to other bigger (or just simply different) things? I suppose that some people have a mission statement to their blog, others just plug away, writing about what pleases them at a moment’s notice. But I am finding that blogging should not be like work. The words should fly off the fingers and keyboard, jumping at the opportunity to be put to reality on a piece of paper or computer screen. They scream for dominance, as the thoughts escape the mind itself, sometimes coming so fast as to be lost forever should the fingers not scale the keyboard quickly enough.

Today’s Tarot card is the 10 of wands. Robin Wood pictures a young man with a heavy load of…well, okay, wands, but it could just as easily be a load of wood being carried to the stack of cord wood for the fireplace. The load is heavy, and the poor man is stooped over in his attempt to carry it. Well, this of course, means that the person who draws this card is or has been under great strain at work. Hardly a difficult perception there. But it also speaks to the person’s forebearance—the drive and determination to get the job done, even to the point of extreme exhaustion.

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