Monday, July 21, 2008

First and Foremost

I have read many other people's blogs and have felt such a part of their lives by reading them, seeing pictures and getting glimpses into their lives. I have loved it. But I realize that my connection to them has been somewhat onesided. I am caught up on their lives but they are lacking in information about my own. When it is difficult to make the phone calls and take the time to really let the people you care about in on how and what you are doing, a blog allows them to check in on you, see what is up. It gives them a glimpse in the window of your life.
Windows offer a chance to see other people and connect from a distance when up close and personal isn't possible. You can see pieces of their lives, sometimes it is beauty, sometimes sorrow and sometimes just the frustrations of life pouring out. My hope it that i am able to open the blinds to the things in my life that I want to share with the people I care about.

get ready as I open the window.......


Jon Daley said...

What I have discovered about blogs is that they provide sort of a base level interaction with folks, but if you don't see them at least somewhat regularly, the blog-alone interaction doesn't really provide much connection.

But, for those people you do see every once in a while, the blogs do provide a means for sort of a base level of catch up, and you can sort of skip all of that sort of thing when you get together.

I have also found that sometimes people write on their blog things that they wouldn't necessarily say when they run into you, and so there can be opportunities for me to start conversations (which I'm not very good at, so I like finding ways to help me start them) by effectively responding to someone's blog post, and then able to have a more interesting/useful/edifying conversation than we might have had otherwise.