In the last week I have received two e-mails from friends who I have not spokenÂ to in years. They found my blog and it prompted them to write. It wasÂ fantastic to hear from them. When I wasÂ in Canada,Â I bumped into a friend in ChaptersÂ who I haven’t seenÂ in almost a year and she mentioned she also readÂ my blog.
Sometimes I have questioned why I write this blog (especially since it has got me into trouble a couple of times in recent months) and occassionally I do wonder whether I am being vain by talking about my thoughts and experiences. Then I read this post onÂ Anne Zelenka’sÂ blog ‘Anne 2.0‘ and itÂ decsribed my motvations exactly.Â Anne writes:
“The power of blogging is not that it allows us to broadcast our voice and ideas to many people, but that it supports human scale interactions, dialogues between and among people that wouldnâ€™t otherwise happen…..”Â
I don’t really care if I don’t have a readership of hundreds, I don’t expect it since I write largely about myself, and I don’t think I am that interesting in the grand scheme of things.Â As most of my friends will contest, I love to talk and I love people and this is my way of connecting when I am not actually able to speak to them.
It’s good to be able toÂ understand your reasons for doing things, so, thank you, to Anne for her post.