One week ago, I started this blog. It was the top of the year. My blog was spanking new and I started to blog at least once a day for the next 365 days. At the end of the first week of daily blogging, I began to recognize the potential richness that can be gained through sharing my observations online for all the world to see, read and hear. And the richness comes through introspection and meeting other people in the world. Ideas will be shared. New perspectives will be gained. Incidentally, blogging has already permitted me to visit A Mom’s Blog and Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss (Switzerland). Where to next?
It’s one thing for friends and family to take the time to visit my blog, if they do. It’s nice when they do. Maybe they leave a fancy word or two. (Tim?) It has been fascinating to become aware of the potential interactions with anyone online, anywhere on Earth (Or on a plane in flight? In outer space??). True, the same potential of interaction exists with the current major social networks of today (Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram, etc.).
The goal of blogging is different than the goals of using certain online social networks. For one thing, blogging can take a lot more time to prepare the posts. Having said that, my one week of blogging has made me more active on the social networks. I’ve been taking small steps, but I have been reaching out more. Setting a header image on my Facebook profile page and my Google+ pages are tiny yet key steps. We’ll see where that all goes. Meanwhile, I’ll keep on bloggin’.