Monday, September 24, 2007

It's Not Just for Children Anymore

I've been talking about blogging ever since...well, ever since my son explained to me what it was, how it was done, and showed me how to work up my own blogspot. I'm no computer whiz by any stretch of the imagination. But, like a car, I know how to steer and where the gas and brake pedals are. Once you get those basic properties under your belt, you're sitting on go. You don't have to know how to take a computer apart, put it back together (with no pieces left over) or build one from scratch. That's what I have WTHF for. He can do all that. All I need to know how to do is follow instructions. That's pie simple. I can do that. I have designed my own blog site with just one simple start...www.blogsite.com, and boom! I'm on my way. What do you do on a blog spot you ask? Well, it's like having a pen pal, only better. Do you have a digital camera? Take pictures of what is nearest and dearest to your heart, post it in your blog, talk about it, encourage others to comment on your thoughts or dreams. You make friends, like when you were in school and had pen pals from all over the world. Only, you don't have to compute the proper postage, put it in the mailbox and then wait for weeks for a reply to your letter. It could take so long sometimes that by the time your letter about what you did on Christmas vacation was answered, Easter break was over. No, this is almost instantaneous. You check out other blogs, getting the sites from friends or the newspaper blogsite(pagelandblog.blogspot.com) , and just go for it. Your new bloggie buddies will be from all over the world. You get an insight into what other people are thinking and feeling on the topics of the day, see what they are doing to make their lives busy and meaningful, share with others about your life and what makes you tick. The amazing thing is what you learn. You learn that people are the same all over. They want the same things, strive for the same things, long for the same things. So I know an awful lot of you have computers, most of you are on the internet, maybe you have a bit of time to fill and thoughts to share. Alright then, lets get this show on the road...lets go blogging!

7 comments:

Cathy said...

I really love your style of writing. Most blogs I skim or read quickly, but yours I read word for word. You have real talent.
Cathy X

vintage twist said...

I've just started blogging - let the adventure begin.....

Kari said...

Okay, it's early for me, but I'm assuming this was written for the newspaper column, correct? How awesome would that be if you DID get all those readers blogging? Speaking of which, why don't your lovely sons have blogs? Hmmmm? Or their wives, for that matter? Do they even read OUR blogs? Or can I talk badly about them, safe in the knowledge that they'll never read it for themselves? lol

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

It is like having pen pals all over the world!
No postage =D

Sandi McBride said...

Thanks guys for the sweet comments...I'm glad you approve, and I appreciate your comments so much...and yes Kari, this is for the paper. You know, Michael works in a hospital keeping their computers running,so he's a bit sick of computers when home... Anna, well what can I say? I wish she'd try, but she really isn't into it...Wallace (Jr) writes ALL THE TIME and the newspaper blog is his baby...and Charity would love to blog, but right now is learning to play bass guitar...no, really!!!!

Abbie said...

It's reading about other people and the ability to learn so much by being online on your computer while in the comfort of your own home.
Love your blogs!
Please tell me you are not finished with the England stories?

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

That totally sumns it up, doesn't it!! Wonder how popular blogs will be in 5 years time? x