Monday, October 26, 2009

Spitting in the Face of the Void

A friend wonders in his FB status update "if blogs are dead." Nah. I don't think so, but they've "moved on". Few people really comment here-- I import my blogs to FB and most of my comments happen there. So perhaps the technology of blogs w/ Twitter w/ FB w/ whatever has shifted and people have a 200 letter attention span. It's possible. But I deny the end until it's over.


But I do read a couple of blogs that I am not connected to on Facebook. The Writing as Joe blog, for example, seems a vibrant and wonderful as ever. I long to write more like Joe, to go to a quiet retreat at a lovely monastery once a year, to take such amazing photos. But I'm not as good a blogger as she is, I don't have her amazing rock star life. But I can aspire. :) Maybe that's why her blog lives on-- because she is the kind of writer that inspires us to be better (writers, people, etc.)

I have always written my blog for me. It's my journal, my record of days. For a while, people other than myself read it on a daily basis. And that was kinda fun. And that's mostly over, here, yes. And I probably have put things too personal up on it sometimes because it feels like a personal thing, and I probably have sometimes seemed really self-centered (because right here IS about me if nothing else in life is). But daily life is sometimes fun, sometimes boring, and sometimes worth writing about. *

I'll keep this going until I am bored with it, but since I like the daily or weekly (sometimes) grind of thinking about things I doubt that will ever happen. I don't think, like I once did, about certain events in my life "I can't wait to blog about that". But I do still like this space.
Keep watching. Or don't. I'll be here one way or another.
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* these links are to my old blog, from the "golden age" of blogging.

5 comments:

jo(e) said...

Hey, thanks for the lovely compliment.

kim wells said...

You're welcome, Jo(e). I've always loved your blog and I do think you're one of the few that I keep reading. ;) Have a good one.

ccw said...

I love jo(e)'s blog but I have become a bad blog reader and seldom visit any.

My blog seems to already be dead and like you I don't have that rush to commit something to memory until I can get to my computer. Mine has certainly declined in quality, topics, and readership. I keep telling myself to keep it going until I hit 5 years in the spring and then let it go.

Keely said...

Hi Kim. Not sure if you'd remember me, but I was one of your daily readers and commenters years ago. Pre-twins. We once talked about meeting for margaritas in SA, but it never happened. Anyway, for some reason you popped into my head this evening so I googled: Kim twins San Antonio blogger and I found this page. Yay me! :) A lot has changed in 4 years, I don't blog as much as I'd like. But I wanted to say hi. All those years ago (I'm so dramatic, it was only 4 or 5 - but now I've got 2 kids so my sense of time is warped) you were one of my favorites. Hope you are well. :)

kim wells said...

Hey Keely: I do remember you! I'm glad you found me! I don't blog as often as I used to but I try. If you're on facebook I do that a lot more. Off to see if you still have a blog.