Thursday, September 8, 2005

BLOGGING FOR A YEAR

BLOG BIRTHDAY. So, as of this month it's been a full year since I took up blogging in earnest. I wasn't sure I'd where it would go as I started. As it turns out, I've made entries just about every day, taking part of my practice of daily journaling online. Blogging is not so much a discipline as a creative outlet and something I enjoy doing. The medium is readily accessible. Options are growing for working with a creative space that has a window open to the world.

AMID CREATIVITY, DANGER. Clearly, blogging isn't for everyone--either as readers or active bloggers. Few blogs that I've seen are a good fit for personality, capability, giftedness, or perspective. Still, I commend pure-hearted attempts. I regret that some are trying to turn blogging into a pornographic cesspool, a snakeoil carnival, and/or a political hack's hammer. Shame on them!

LOOKING FORWARD. I've chosen to keep bikehiker simple and free (as in, it doesn't cost--or make--me money), though I like some blogs that have become literal portals for high-intensity, high-volume ideas exchange. In the next year of blogging, I hope to make some more online connections with like-minded/hearted folks and to begin to grow my functional understanding and use of the medium.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:35 PM

    Congratulations on the one year anniversary! I've been following your thoughts since I found your blog back in January, and although I don't always agree with your conclusions, you always challenge me to think. Your graciousness, thoughtfulness, and passion are so desperately needed. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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