I suppose this might have been inevitable once I began writing more. “This” being the urge to add a post about how that’s progressing, my writing.
I’ve come across so many writers’ blogs recently, so many fine ones, and I don’t mind saying it is a richer experience than my networking places. Perhaps the dialogue isn’t so instant, though It’s all so much more personal isn’t it?
I’ve gotten to know only a handful of people through networking, and I’m very thankful for that, but for me it seems this is in spite of the venue and not because of it. With each of these people it is only through one-on-one and private communication where I really feel like I’m getting to know any one.
By comparison, it’s be like thinking of something like Google + as a busy night club, lots of entertainment, pizzazz (yeah, I know…pizzazz, but what the heck, I am 55), and a lot of fine people trying to impress and get to know some of the ‘each others’. And then you hit it off with some one in particular, and you begin a private correspondence, and it’s like going from a busy and crowded night club to a quiet, more intimate coffee shop. And you get to know one another about as well as one can over long distance telecommunication devices.
Blogging though, is often like skipping the bar scene and heading right to the coffee shop, and it often feels like one that is in a sort of magical book shop, full of surprises.
So I guess I’m old fashioned that way. You don’t have to think too hard to realize that in the real world a person is only physically and mentally capable of developing a handful of relationships that are meaningful at all…what’s the joke at political dinners, “I’d like to thank 500 of my closest friends for joining me tonight.”? Hmmm.
So it doesn’t matter if this place has 1 billion members and that one only 125 million…insane numbers really, especially when it comes down to you and me. Save it for the folks with the big advertising budgets. McDonald’s may have served billions, but how many do you want?
Oh, yeah, a post about my writing…well it’s coming along quite nicely, thank you, a pleasant mystery, twists and turns, a little humor, an almost excruciating amount of teasing of the reader…and soon I might even share a paragraph of two, but which ones?
There is real support in this ephemeral place, all right, and blogging IS more intimate than FeeBing…:) Or doing math on Google, too..hehe
I agree, and it’s not that I have anything against any of those places…it’s more a matter of what makes sense in terms of where to spend one’s time online, and how much.
I love blogging, just one month into it and I have already gotten to know such intelligent and wonderful people who have a lot to say through writing.
yes, it’s pretty amazing…some very intelligent bloggers out there and some really caring people, and some funny ones too.
Yes, I agree! I had no idea there was such a huge and unique blogging community. Then I was blown away by how supportive and kind everyone I have “met” is. I am so grateful to be part of this! And that said, thank you for stopping by my blog and liking a post! I look forward to following your posts!
I know the feeling, and I’ve only begun as you can see. I hope you are patient with my postings, as I’m really coming along so nicely with my novel right now that it is hard to keep up the blogging, and I don’t want to take the easy way out and just post progress updates on my novel.
Good for you!! Keep up the groove and pace on the novel, I say–never know when writer’s block will strike! We’ll all still be here in the blogosphere. Do what you need to to take care of yourself and your priorities, and everything will fall into place. I know I could be more successful if I blogged more, but I just can’t keep up the pace with the rest of my life, and i want to keep my blog enjoyable. Plus I can only write when inspiration strikes–I knew long ago I’d starve as a writer because I just can’t “make” it happen! Wishing you well on completing the novel!!!