19 July 2009

WHY SHOULD EVERYONE HAVE A BLOG?

I've pondered this question a lot this weekend. I debated it a lot with Ben during our 8 miles of hiking yesterday. (He planned a day trip to amazing lakes of the Uintas. We forgot bug repellent. We think we caught the height of the mosquito season and we are in a state of constant itch. We caught no fish, but instead sighted a family of mountain goats, made friends with a father-and-sons from Grantsville, and a still unidentified small badger-like animal. I left my camera in the car. All record is on his camera.)

I've heard this advice before from esteemed men: "Everyone should have a blog." Was that just directed for graphic designers? Was it as a commentary on the state of the internet? Why? What is it that everyone should be posting? How does this relate to photo blogs, bragging blogs, business blogs, design blogs, cooking blogs, competition blogs? What do I mean by each of those titles? Why do I blog? Last week I noticed I stopped writing, kind of. I like writing. Why did I stop? Why does anyone blog?

Thirteenth Article of Faith
, maybe? Not always?

Is it stupid and incredibly over-analytical that I'm so stumped by this?

10 comments:

Cherie said...

You mean like ...'we hope all things, we have endured many things [like mosquitoes in the Uintahs], and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after [and make time to blog about] these things.' ?

PS: Did Ben happen to capture a photo of our Beatles MONOPOLY for posterity and/or blog followers??

And hey, you could post a picture of your nonbadger critter and have like a contest to solve the mystery and properly identify the animal!

Hooray for blog possibilities...

Kurt Knudsen said...

YES. EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE A BLOG.
IT MAKES LIFE MORE INTERESTING AND YOU CAN TALK LESS BUT STILL BE COMMUNICATIVE.

k a t y said...

Olivia, I think there is so much FILTH out there, that we need to share, like you mentioned about the 13th AOF, the GOOD and LOVELY and PRAISEWORTHY. Doing nothing is not really staying neutral. We need to actively try to beautify everywhere we can.


My 2 cents.

Jordan said...

I agree with Katy and Kurt...but, what it comes down to is that Humans must keep a record whether it is on golden plates, parchment scrolls, or cyber space...it is in our nature to leave our "print". Plus, it's fun!

Amie said...

Amen to all above comments. :)

Rebecca said...

For me, blogging fulfills 1)a need for social connections (not everyone is as needy as I), 2)a desire for good reading and entertainment, and 3)a desire to keep a record.

Should everyone blog?

No. You have to have need #1 in order to blog. Needs 2 and 3 can be satisfied in other ways.

Ann said...

Blogging is therapeutic for me. When my mind is full, I sit down, write it out and come away learning more and feeling relieved. And the part about sharing it with others is a plus!

Vitality Spa said...

I blog for business... My regular life seems to boring to post about. haha

Rebecca said...

NO. Only if you want to.

Lindsay said...

My blog has helped me develop my talents, my thoughts, and my relationships with others. It is my creative outlet and i love it. Blogging isn't for everyone though; that's what makes blogging and reading blogs so terrific. Everyone who DOES blog has their own interpretation of what it means to blog.

I think the world could use a bit more virtue and loveliness, don't you? :)

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