Sometimes I have things to say, but no one to listen. Sure, my husband will listen, but does he really hear and understand? Yes, talk my cats all the time and we have conversations constantly. At times they certainly appear mesmerized by my ramblings.
Sometimes I talk to the air, or to God as I busy myself in my home or office. And I know God listens.
But at times the lack of audience can stifle. Perhaps that is what created this urge, this desire and curiosity, to discover what all the whoopla is with blogging. In fact, blog is an odd word isn’t it? Where did it come from? Well, let’s find out!
According to answers.com:
The term ‘Blog’ is the evolved term coined by Peter Merholz in 1999. It’s not an acronym,…it’s a colloquialism. It comes from the conjoined terms web and log…as in weblog. Then it evolved into simply blog when Peter Merholz coined the term in 1999.
I did not know that!
What I am discovering, is that I have a new outlet. Sure, few people may read what I post. But does that really matter? What is my purpose? To tell others all of the things in my head? Or maybe to simply create, put it out there, and see what happens.
As I look around and read other blogs, during my sort time here in blog-world, it seems like it doesn’t really matter. Anything goes. Be myself. To feel unstifled. Is that even a word? (it is, I Googled it)
So far, I must say, I am enjoying the freedom I feel. I think I may stay here for a while, and see what happens.