"Well, Dad, it most certainly can be an online journal for others to read." That's pretty much what Random Thoughts and Corn Stalks is most of the time, I explained to him. I started to think of the very first blog I read regularly, about 5 years ago. It was called TEB's Page and communicated heart-wrenching yet humorous accounts of one young woman's battle with melanoma. I had never met this woman but became deeply connected to her chronicles. I cried when the last post came from her husband who was now a widower. To me, that was much for than a journal.
Good ol' Bossy is a humor blog (You know - the lady that inspired this blog.) I have tried to incorporate a bit of that here, but I don't think I can claim to be a humorist or can I (I AM HUMORIST...nope, doesn't roll of the tongue)? I told Dad that I read blogs for entertainment and that sadly, the most news I get is from Bossy's blog. "Blogs play so many different roles, Daddio." The conversation continued on to the business and marketing side and the opportunities blogs create for a business to have a personality and to engage their audience with regular interactive messages.
I started a blog just to write and now blogging is my livelihood. If I could get as connected so quickly to the blogosphere, I believe there must be a supply and demand connection (I took Economics in Spanish while studying in Madrid; I am pretty sure I absorbed nada from that class.) Businesses want blogs but don't want to write blogs. I want to write blogs. Yay for supply and demand!
*Note: I wrote this last Sunday and today had family lunch where dad reminded me that I had not posted since 2/24...thanks for keeping me accountable, Pops...and for reading!
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