Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The internet - it's not just for porn anymore

The Internet is a crazy thing and it connects people in crazy crazy ways. I used to think that blogging was stupid. I used to think that journals were dumb. Then I started this stupid blog and I realized it was a more than just a dumb journal.

I like it because my husband can read it on his phone in between surgeries and get a glimpse of what I was thinking that day, even if I'm asleep when he gets home. I've been blogging for a year now and in a few clicks, I can remember exactly what I did last year. I can recall feelings from each month. I can live my life again by reading my own words and feelings.

I have also been touched by reading other people's blogs. I've had the opportunity to read about my friends: as they struggle through medical school, tell funny stories about dragons, and post stories and pictures of a growing baby.

I've also been touched by people I've never met. I've read about weddings and engagements. I read about decorating and residencies and recipes. One afternoon I read about a plane crash that made me want to love my husband more every day. And today, today, I read a story about Matt and Madeline(Matt's blog) and I dare you not to cry. But I double dare you not to be impressed by how his life has changed because of among many many other things, blogging.

The internet has an unparalleled ability to connect people/friends/strangers. Facebook, Blogging, websites - pick your passion. You can reach out with your eyes and you can type until your heart's content. In my *new* opinion, writing down memories is never dumb, sharing them with the world is just plain brave.

To all you blog critics out there: Don't knock it, 'till ya try it!

3 comments:

Jennie! said...

One of my favorite things about blogging is, if I forget when something happened, I can look it up immediately. Well, as long as it happened within the past 5 years.

Yay blogging!

confessionsofaclosetcase said...

That is so true. Blogging allows me to connect with like-minded people! I too used to feel that blogging is silly. Hahahhaa, alas! I was wrong!

Josh

Mermanda said...

Hey... yeah you can probably tell by the onslaught of my comments tonight that I'm FINALLY clearing out my google reader. You are so sweet. And I completely agree with you. Blogging has opened up this entire new world for me... I'm meeting people around the world with whom I have so much in common. (Ugh, I hate the word "whom" but I. Just. Can't. Use. Poor. Grammar. Kill. Me.)

Anyhow, you're adorable.