Sunday, October 21, 2007

To Blog or Not to Blog?

These are some pictures I took while on vacation on Cape Cod this summer. I found this seashell with the letter J perfectly cut into it. How I wished my name started with a J. Oh well.

I absolutly love flowers. The colors and textures are beautiful. These flowers were in the garden of the house we rented on C.C.

My husband asked me why do I read blogs? I
thought about it for a minute or so and wondered is my own life so boring that I have to read about others? At this time in my life there is no drama, once there was and how I wish I knew about blogging then but that’s in the past. I have decided it’s because I like to learn about people. I find people interesting; I like to see what makes them tick. Reading blogs is a way to peek inside of a person’s life. You can find a lot out about a person by their blog. By reading mine you may see that I love my family, I have opinions on many things, I love nature and I’m an observant


Some of the blogs I read are written by very funny people like Slick, Avitable, Certifiable Princess and Mr. Fab. Some are people that are struggling with things in their lives right now whether it is marriage, kids, job or health. Some are about life styles (sharing their significant partner with others) in which I would never be a part of but find the relationships fascinating. I leave a comment when I feel I can be helpful, supportive or if I agree wholeheartedly or
disagree with them. I don’t often comment on the blogs that get huge amounts of comments just because other people have beaten me to what I would say.

I enjoy blog reading for the same reason I like to go for a walk in the evening. I like to peek inside people’s windows (from the sidewalk people, I’m not a peeping Tom) and see how they decorate or imagine what life is like inside the house. Blog reading gives me the same opportunity from the
comfort of my couch.

Why do I blog? Hhhhmmm, good question. For me it’s a place where I can write what I feel and maybe people can get a glimpse into the person I am. Some days, usually in the middle of the night I have a lot that I could write about. Other days, nothing. I don’t write for the shock value. I’m not particularly funny or a great writer; I just say what I feel. If people happen to find me, great. And since you obviously are a blog reader too, I think you’ll agree we all love to have comments left.


Kitten Herder said...

You, my dear, are an articulate person. I enjoy reading your blog, and others like it, where the writer has an opinion and can clearly articulate what is on their mind.

I blog as a means of communicating with several far flung friends, and to exercise the creative part of my brain that seems to need an outlet (in order to avoid insanity, I sometimes think).

Blog on!

Slick said...

Geeez girl, you put me in with some prestigous company :)

I know what you mean...sometimes I'm just generally interested in what people have to say...or what they're going through.

This was a great post ;)

Summer said...

Thank you Kitten and Slick. It's nice to know people are out there! :)

Sandi said...

I am out here too! :)
I love reading blogs and writing on mine too...
I think that peeking into people's lives through their blogs is a great past time. I have learned a lot and made some very close friends.

great photos too!

Chelle said...

I just say what I feel

The best reason to have a blog, I think.

We all blog for many reasons. But I think the one thing we all have in common is that we are all part of this little (or not so little) community. It IS a great way to peek into the lives of others.....and meet a lot of new people we might not otherwise meet :)

I love your are "real" and that is good!!!