Why Blog? Who in the world would want to read my ramblings? Why would someone in New York or Japan care what is going in my corner of the world? I have thought about these and many more; and have thus far been successful in avoiding the whole thing. But after some recent epiphanies (some forced) I have come to this conclusion. In today’s culture, as “some one” mentioned in another Therap blog, information is power. In the olden days information was passed vial snail mail, books and face to face conversations. Information was gained on a personal level, So what went on in other parts of the world rarely did affect the little corner of the world we lived in. Now though information is quickly being taken out of the hands of the postman, the librarian, and your next door neighbor; It is now globalized on the internet. Therefore if you want to not only receive, but communicate, information you have to be connected.
But, still, why blogging you ask?
The reason is that e-mail has replaced snail mail, Kindle/ e-books have replaced the library, and texting is the new face to face. Blogging is that middle ground, it is not innately personal nor is it by default public: blogging is your punk band’s poster plastered on the side of buildings all over the city. It’s a personal work of art, there for the world to see, but most of the time the general public has no clue (Only the truly Awesome see it!). So, blogging is that information that fills the gap from the time you finish reading your office email until the time you relax with friends.
In short I blog to stay relevant. I blog to stay connected. I blog because INFORMATION, in any form, whether given or received, is POWER.
So take my blogs and use the power wisely…Rambling done.