Blogging – I don’t get it. In the same way I can’t really get my head around Twitter or Facebook or Meebo or My Space or any of the multitude of social media tools. Isn’t it all just about communication?
In the absence of any good ideas of my own I did a search on this wordpress blogging site and it came up with 1,186,628 results which means any suggestion I have has probably already been suggested, analysed and debated which saves me a job. Doing another little search on Google Technocrati there are 50 million bloggers and this doubles every 6 months or so.
What was everybody doing before they were blogging?
I have planted myself in a hostel for a couple of days which is an eye opener in itself. A bunch of young people from all over the world sat in one place and what does everybody do in the communal area all day?
Of course I am a complete hypocrite because I too don’t do anything to attempt to forge any real human relationship with anyone. Naturally I have a very good excuse though in that Ive been on my bike and need to do some on-line catch up 😉
One enlightened German (who I am suspecting didn’t have a laptop) broke the silence creating a great game of the classic board game Risk. I fought hard for world domination, we shouted, discussed, debated and made facial signals at one another the old fashioned way. Naturally I won based on the number of territories I had. The leading German of course claimed he won on the basis of strength of his army.
So now I have my Journal or Blog of my trip to Istanbul. I have enjoyed writing this for the current audience of myself and to record and document my bicycle trip. The missing ingredient is that although it is the public domain I have not communicated it for 32 days and I have had a grand total of 13 hits (which was me trying it from another computer and not this one to see if it worked).
I am intrigued to see what will happen now I have joined the 50 million other blogs.