September 24, 2006

Why Blog?

Why blog?

I have come to rely on blogs for news and information, as the corporate media has become nothing but a propaganda arm of the Republican Party. I do not pretend that I have much to contribute beyond what the big-name bloggers like Digby, Atrios, Kos, and others provide. But I do have something to say about subjects other than politics - even if the dire political situation we find ourselves in deserves our complete and undivided attention.

But music, art, and culture are the fruit of human existence, and need to be celebrated. Music, art, and culture intersects with and comments upon the political, but also seeks to be eternal, where politics is ephemeral and, hopefully, changing.

I don't know who exactly I'm writing for, as I have yet to tell anyone about this blog and I have no aspirations for becoming a public voice. Perhaps this blog can merely serve to keep my friends and family informed of my thoughts and the day-to-day activities of my life. I'm not even sure they would find any of it interesting. In fact, I suspect that my family might well find much of what I have to say objectionable.

Well, so be it.

As mentioned earlier, the first incentive to establish this blog is to learn how for my job. I set up my boss's blog this weekend, and he seems very happy and excited about it. That alone is worth the effort I've put in so far.

A blog post, in and of itself, is not worth much. What makes blogs worth checking out is regular continuous posting. That is the challenge: to write every day, to provide content that is worth seeking out. I'm not sure I'm up to the task, but I'm willing to try and be somewhat disciplined about it.

Let's see what happens.


1 comment:

Christopher Murray said...

Blogging to me is a journal of my personal times. I like also to explore the ways I can make my blog evolve over time by adding new features like tag clouds and image linking. But in addition it also is a way for me to explore ideas, keep track of things that I find interesting, and to build community with others who may be thinking of and exploring things similar to me. I love to write, and this also is a great outlet for that which also provides that ability to link via, include media files, and generally explore the whole world of others out there doing the same thing. I follow a large community of writers and explorers who link to my blog as I link to theirs.

The best thing today is that I found Rodger's blog and can now communicate with him and hear of his life from right here. Wonderful stuff.