If you are new to this blog, thanks for coming. I’m glad you’re here.
I’m new to blogging, and I already find it addicting–not just the writing part, but looking at other blogs, commenting, receiving comments–the whole little online culture that comes with it. I notice other blogs, though, have quite a variety of content–funny pics, personal journals (“I went to the store today to buy some Comet…”), cool, quirky stuff–while mine seems a bit focused and serious at times. While I get the hang of this blogging thing, I thought I’d let you know why I started this in the first place.
I’ve been on a long spiritual journey; it’s taken me places I never thought I’d go, and it hasn’t even started to make sense to me until the past year or so. It’s left lots of thoughts and feelings swimming around inside me–stuff I need to lay out on the table so I can look at it. And not only me, but others, too. That’s the cool thing about the Internet community–even when you’re alone, you’re really connected to potentially millions of people. So I felt like it would be good to share thoughts, feelings, opinions, and stories here where other eyes could look at it, too, and comment back. I’m thinking what happens here might even provide raw material for a book or something.
So… if you’re willing, here’s how you can help me:
- Read my blog.
- Invite others to read my blog.
- Comment on what you read. This includes feedback on the content (both positive and negative), additional ideas you might have to add to the conversation, even (for you blogger geniuses out there) advice on how to enhance the blog and the content to make it more interesting.
- Keep reading my blog.
- Link to my blog.
- Leave more comments.
- Read and comment on my blog, and tell others about it.
In short…I hope this will become more than just a dumping ground for my own thoughts and feelings; I hope it will become an online conversation, a discussion that will enrich everyone who participates in it. And particularly, I hope by interacting with me, you will come away better for it. That’s what community is really about.