Thursday, July 19, 2007

Why I Blog

I’m taking another break from the festival saga to participate in a meme. I was tagged by Archie and am quite honored. The question is: Why do I blog? It’s a good one, because I’ve been asking myself that question since I started. Here we go.

1. To, for the first time in my life, keep a fairly consistent journal of events, thoughts, rants, rambles, and un-p.c. opinions. As the blog progresses I’ve extended it to include: featuring bands I like and therefore think everyone else in the world should, let skilled journalist expose the idiocy going on in my country, extend the blog to include people I would never be able to meet in my humble corner of the world, and play backgammon instead of doing school work.

2. Who are we kidding? To stroke my ego. As Archie says, everyone likes to do their best and when someone I respect extends his or her hand through cyberspace and pats me on the back it ticks my mood up a notch, can’t help it, it just does.

3. To make my dog even more bored with me. He can tell when I’m going to sit down and write a post—he actually sighs, because he knows we won’t be going on a walk tonight, but I took him on a long one this morning.

4. To overcome my all-thumbs ability in spelling, grammar, punctuation and typing. So far, since the beginning, I’ve been backsliding consistently, and I’ll bet since you’ve been reading this you’ve caught one typo or misuse of grammar that I’ve missed (please excuse all the contractions). Keep trying they told me, and that’s what I’ll do.

5.To reconnect with my sisters. This one is corny I know, but for a while we were flung all over the globe. I’m not much of a correspondent when it comes to the phone or email, but since I’ve been doing this I find I keep up with them almost better than when we were kids.

So I tag Emily, Charlotte, Froshty, and Danny.

14 comments:

Charlotte said...

Thanks for the tag, Ian. I'm still musing Emily's 10 Best Compliments meme, but perhaps I'll have to combine the two and then complain about how you both keep me busy!

I like that you blog to keep in touch with your sisters. I wish my brother would drag himself out of the twentieth century and get himself a blog. My family are all technophobes.

Froshty said...

I think I like this kind of tag better than the game we played on the playground of St. John's. I'm currently swamped with too many projects for the next few days, but will accept the tag early next week. By the way, my dogs would agree with you that humans that blog are very dull.

imichie said...

Yes, Charlotte, complain away. That would be good. I have one sister who doesn't keep a blog. We keep encouraging her to but she puts her foot down. I kind of respect that.

Froshty, tag always ended in skinned knees and the painful application of Bactine. Booker is lamenting the "frisbee-thrower he lost to the little electronic briefcase" as I write this.

litlove said...

So interested to read your answers as Archie tagged me too and I think I'll have a go at this today. How much egotism do I think I can bear to admit to? That's going to be the question....

Emily Barton said...

I've gotta get on the ball and do this one.

imichie said...

Yes Emily, stop eating hot dogs and do this meme.

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