Somewhere around 1990, I got online for the first time. We got a free disk from CompuServe and using our trusty dial up connection, I found the quilting forum.
I got addicted in a hurry. It was so much fun to post a message and get a response. After a while, the names began to look familiar and then they became people. There was one young lady named Jan who was just starting out. I was happy to answer her questions, and our posts grew from there. Since we had gotten off topic rather completely, we named our messages Jan-Carol Chat.
Periodically, someone else would chime into the conversation, which was fine. We weren’t under the delusion that we were having a private chat, but on the other hand, I was not prepared to find out that many people routinely read our posts with their breakfast cereal!
I tell you this because that is the kind of background I brought to blogging. I thought of it as a conversation, whether I would be talking to one person at a time or a slew of you. Having a conversation is fun – you say something and the other person says something. That takes the conversation in new directions.
One person talking alone is a monologue. A little talking to yourself is okay, but sitting and talking endlessly all alone usually gets you locked up in a padded room. Without any feedback, blogging is no fun.
I’ve told you about some of my passions. What are yours?