Tuesday, August 5, 2008

To Blog Or Not To Blog?

I have asked myself that question many times in many different ways. It seems that blogging in itself is a bit of an exercise in vanity or ego. Why on earth would I think anything I had to say would be even remotely interesting to anyone else? The answer there is that I really don't think my thoughts interest anyone, not even me sometimes. :-)

So, why blog?

For me, I miss it. I had a blog for several years on another site. I used to enjoy thinking of ideas to blog about. As my audience grew, I would come up with contests and try to come up with creative ways to interact. I don't want this blog to become a reincarnation of that blog but I have found I miss the exercise of writing. Of thinking of writing ideas, exploring them and fleshing them out. I miss the joy of coming up with something that I alone (most of the time) created.

As for what I will blog about? Heck, I have no clue. I suspect I will mostly write about the following three things:

1) Movies
  • I have sworn off almost all TV so at some point every day, you will find me watching a movie. There is nothing better than talking about movies. Well, almost nothing better.
2) Strange happenings
  • I don't know if it is just me, but I seem to have these strange ... things ... that just seem to happen. I don't know why, but they are usually good for an amusing story at least. Well, amusing since it happened to ME and not YOU.

3) Travel, Trips and Thotos

  • Okay, that really should be Travel, Trips and Photos, but I was digging the alliteration too much to give it up. I love to travel and take photos. You can see by that little slide show thingy in the upper-right hand corner that I love taking photos and I take A LOT.

So here we are at the beginning. If you have any absolutely brilliant ideas of what to see here, please, let me know. All suggestions will be taken seriously and possibly ridiculed. Okay, not really, but maybe. :-)


Anonymous said...

First of all, you need to fix your blog time settings. You're not in Central and I KNOW you didn't write this at 2:15PM. :) Secondly, Thotos? Good thing you explained, cuz you know I was all over that. :)

I'm also debating on whether to blog again, but I'm so 'sensitive' about who might read it and not wanting people in my business, I'm not sure there is a point in starting another blog. I will be guarded. And unlike you, I can't just create amusing stories, so I will blog about what I know... me.

Anyway, for what it's worth, I really used to enjoy reading 'your work'. I always found it amusing and interesting. -Dee

AbbyNormal said...

Alrighty smarty pants. Time Zone fixed. Good catch.

Thanks for looking over my blog for me to catch my silly mistakes! I knew there would be a few. :-)

Jennythenipper said...

Abby it looks brilliant. I'm considering changing my blog layout to have bigger fonts.

I love your photography. Blog or not to blog? Um, BLOG!