Friday, March 6, 2009

Connecting

A few months back, I was getting ready. To go to the Aero Bar. I don't know who all was going specifically, but I do know that a friend was there with me at my place beforehand.

He was getting ready. I was on my laptop waiting. Looking at a YouTube video. I think it was a video blog? It was.

It was funny, I thought, so I showed it to him. He watched. He laughed.

There's something he said, that I've remembered since then. Been meaning to write about.

I don't understand why someone would want a blog

I, admittedly, was a little confused. Though, I didn't let on that I was.

Well, I guess some people like to write. So, just another way to do so

And, I thought to myself, asked myself, why. Why I write. Here.

I have lots of reasons.

I think that the main reason, and the reason (historically) that I tend to write more at times is because I am thinking more. Those times, usually came when I was being introspective, thinking. But, not having someone to share those things with.. I turned to you.

Because, you don't realize it until you're deep into it. You don't realize that you slowly become part of your own little community, here on the internets. A community where you feel like if you were to meet someone, you would know exactly how they were. A community where you can say what you want, when you want.

A place, for you, to write it out.

A place where there are people like you, people who may think to much, people that have the same problems and triumphs as you.

Gaining perspective. You learn what its like. To live somewhere. To be somewhere. To experience something.

I think the first time I realized how much of a community it is, I was taken back. Someone asked me something, or another. They asked.

Who do you know that did that?

Ummm... A friend of mine.


That friend, a blogger. That something, or another - something they had blogged about.

8 comments:

Hazel said...

it's true that you really do become part of a community when you start blogging. it's so addicting, too!

TC said...

Because, you don't realize it until you're deep into it. You don't realize that you slowly become part of your own little community, here on the internets. A community where you feel like if you were to meet someone, you would know exactly how they were. A community where you can say what you want, when you want.

Well said, Scotty. I consider a lot of bloggers friends. Most of my blog readers know more about what's going on in my life than a lot of my "in person" friends do. I can't imagine not having my blog friends.

WiscoBlonde said...

Ugh....I already miss it! :(

The Ambiguous Blob said...

I've met several bloggers in person. So far, I have been very pleasantly surprised that I like them just as much or more in person than I do on the internets.
I only go back and regularly read the blogs of people who *click* with me. People who I would like to actually meet. It makes so much sense.

W T G said...

Indeed it can be a safe refuge to jot down thoughts & feelings and more often than not taking the time to pen them often requires a little more thought as opposed to sounding verbally constipated ..... I'm referring to me of course !

Anyway, good entry nonetheless ...

OK Chick said...

It is a community, and a community that means a great deal to myself.
As TC said, my blog readers know more about me than my "in person" friends.
Sometimes it's easier to write my thoughts then talk about them. Now, I keep my post pretty light but most of those light/witty post brighten my day. I definetly write for myself, it always makes me feel better- even if I just talk about my weekend. It's a good feeling to know that someone is listening.

Scotty said...

Hazel - Addicting, yes... I try not to get too addicted though!

TC - For sure :)

Wisco - I know! I am going to miss reading!

Tabbie - Really, it's kind of weird how people you meet are pretty much exactly how you would think them to be.

WTG - Thanks!

OK Chick - Kinda weird also, that someone could be listening and you don't even know it.

Ally said...

I can see how it's confusing to someone on the "outside." I certainly never anticipated having "internet friends," but it works....