Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Tuesday's Blog about Blogging

I'm up late, so the body clock doesn't know it's Tuesday yet, but technically it is. So here is the Tuesday post:

One of the virtues of blogging is that it forces you to reflect on life a bit. Among you regular bloggers, how often do you think throughout the day, "I can write about this in my blog"? It think it is a positive thing to have to systematize your experiences through the process of writing.

However, there is a downside to this as well. I have an uncle who used to do a lot of world traveling with his wife. I remember one time asking him if he had some pictures of these places, and he said he no longer takes any pictures, because picture taking got in the way of experiencing the moment.

I suppose there is something to that for blogging too. Does knowing that you're going to have to write about life get in the way of experiencing life?

Rarely (but occasionally) is there unadulterated good.

1 comment:

Rob said...

I guess, for me, it's the other way around. I experience, then when I sit down to write, I'll blog about what I experienced. Short of a few pre-planned series of posts, mine's really more of a online journal where I just write down my thoughts, rather than columns for publication. I hope that makes sense to you...and I really enjoy reading yours. I think you would have been a great prof.