You know what I like about blogs?
I like how a blog lets you peek into someone else’s world. It gives you a glimpse of their life or world. Of the things they like or do. It gives me a taste of things that I don’t do at all. Or it lets me empathize with someone who does do the things I do. They show me other countries. Blogs teach me things and inspire ideas.
As a kid, I always enjoyed driving home through town at night, and seeing houses with their windows lit up. It always looked so interesting to catch a glimpse of someone else’s home and wonder who they were and what their home was like.
People are interesting. All the diverse styles and interests and likes and dislikes. I am not a people person. I like small groups and time with close friends. But, I like people. I like to hear other people’s thoughts and see the wonderful, creative ideas people come up with. I like the different customs that people and cultures have. I like the diversity that God has written into people.
This blog world is interesting. I read and follow someone’s blog and I start feeling like I know them. Or I could be really good friends with them. They have my sense of humor. They like things that I like. Or they are so different from me, but it opens a whole new world. Yes, I feel like I know them and then I remember, Oh, yeah, they don’t know me. 🙂 Yet, I like getting to “know” someone because they blog.
I also have real life friends and family that have blogs. It is a great way to keep in touch with them, especially when they live many miles away. I get to see pictures of their lives and families and homes. It’s even better than a letter in the mail.
Then there are blogs written by people who I am acquainted with, but don’t know that well. I enjoy getting to know them better. Much better than I ever would’ve otherwise.
My blog has also made me accountable. That sounds kind of funny. But it’s true. I can’t act impatient and selfishly to my family and turn around and write wonderful sounding things. Not that I don’t ever get impatient or act unkindly. But, if I’m going to talk the talk, I need to walk the walk. Even, if only my Mother and sister read my blog! 😉
So there we have it, a few reasons I enjoy blogs!
What is something you like about blogs?