Friday, October 02, 2009
Famous Last Words
"Blog? What's a blog??"
"I don't have time for a blog."
"Blogs are silly."
These thoughts and words were mine back in spring of 2006. Kristen was having fun blogging with cousins and new friends in cyberspace. I had never heard of a blog. Kristen began encouraging me to join in the fun. I kept telling her that I had no interest in blogging whatsoever.
Then came the day that Kristen told me I needed to go visit Diane of Partners in Prayer for Our Prodigals, because we had so much in common. I began reading her posts and commenting anonymously. I loved her writing, her story, and her heart.
Not long after that Kristen called me and told me I was officially set up as "Call Me Grandma Dawn." I was in. My first post was in June of 2006 and I said something like, "I have entered this blogging world with fear and trembling." What a fun ride it has been. It wasn't long before I had so many new friends and was truly enjoying putting my thoughts into written words. The thrill of exchanging comments was addictive. I even wrote this post about it a couple of months later.
Unfortunately, the day came when circumstances forced me to make my blog private. It has been frustrating, because I recently realized that even those who are my "Followers" don't see when I have a new post. I've lost so many of my friends who used to come to visit. I miss them.
But along the way I've been privileged to meet 5 of my blog friends in real life. What a blessing.
Another thing that has caused the blog traffic to slow down is Facebook.
"I don't have time for another cyber obsession."
I ignored all requests to be "friends." I was bound and determined to stay strong. But, alas, I eventually gave in and joined - I decided I wanted to see who I could find from high school and college. And I did connect with people I haven't seen or heard from in years. I also have connected with many blog friends who have sort of disappeared.
"I don't even know what twittering is - I will not get sucked in!" Famous last words.