Have you ever......
..........wondered what this blogging thing is and how it works? I have asked this question many times. Mostly I ask it silently in my head or rhetorically to someone just out of earshot. I've been getting emails from friends and family to "check out" their new blogs so I can keep up to date with everything that is going on in there lives. I have resisted this in most occasions thinking of it more like spam. I mean, if they really want to tell me what is going on in their lives, the telephone(now cellphone) has worked fine for this since the 1870s. I suppose in some regards a blog is better than the email I get just because I ended up in someones contact list because I can look at it or not look at it according to my own desires. That "send to all" button is evil and I think it should be banned from email programs everywhere. One time I even had to "reply to all" to an ex girlfriend stating that, "I'd love to hear from you anytime you'd like to drop me a line, but please take me off of your list."
So now that we have my apprehension and cynicism out on the table I feel that I can continue. I don't really know how faithful I'll be at "blogging", but I'll give it a shot. Also, I'm hoping that there are some crazy people out there that will start to "internet stalk" me. It makes me feel important. These people are easy to identify if you post crazy or absurd tidbits or lies in your blogs. When these topics come up in other conversations you can have that personal satisfaction of officially identifying a bonefied "internet stalker".
My intention is to post a lighthearted bit or a small travellog every so often. I'd like to define "every so often" as less than once a week, but more than once a year. I went to open my journal the other day, and the last entry is from 2002. Wow, time flies.