After a month long hiatus, Dr. Tanya is back with her weekly Blogging Insights prompts. She provides us with a quote about blogging or writing and asks us to express our opinion about said quote.
This week’s quote is from Michael Arrington at TechCrunch.
“I believe the term ‘blog’ means more than an online journal. I believe a blog is a conversation. People go to blogs to read AND write, not just consume.”
I agree with what Mr. Arrington said. A blog is much more than journaling, be it online or on paper. What makes blogging unique is the interaction with other bloggers and the sense of community such interactions generate. It’s like that old saying about a tree falling in the forest and whether or not it makes a sound if no one is around to hear it.
To me, the whole idea of blogging is to figuratively make a sound and to have people “hear” it. Otherwise, why blog at all?
I’ve had this blog for almost five years, and in total, I’ve been blogging for around 17 years. Were it not for the interactions with other bloggers, I would probably not still be blogging.