Awhile back Cindy asked (but didn’t really answer) the question, “How have you changed since you began blogging?”
Soon after, I was tagged by Brother Maynard for this meme.
So here goes…
I am more educated and balanced theologically (which might not be saying much). I am more informed about global conditions and justice issues. I am more liberal in many ways. I know lots of stuff I wouldn’t know if I didn’t blog.
Not Knowing Stuff
Recently I cut down from almost 200 to just a handful of blogs that I read. I am going through withdrawal. I don’t like being less informed and the fact that I am missing good conversations. I only kept the friends that I have been reading and dialoguing with over the years and a couple of the cool kids who don’t know I exist. (You have to click on the links to appreciate just how cool these guys are.) ;)
Through blogging I discovered that I really enjoy writing. Conversationally, I am not especially articulate. It has always been much easier for me to explain myself in writing. The feedback which blogging provides gives me perspective from outside the internal loop of my own thoughts, and it’s cheaper than therapy.
Made Me A Misfit
You are all like voices in the back of my head – contrary voices. The problem with that is, for the most part, I agree with you.
The greatest treasure that I discovered in blogging is the friendships that developed along the way. This is also one of my greatest frustrations with blogging. Sometimes I want hugs without parentheses. I want to look in your eyes and watch your face when you talk. I need coffee with steam and ale with foam. It frustrates me that I will likely never get to know you in any other way.
I will tag 5 people who have been blogging long enough to wonder why:
2. Jamie – just posted about this.
5. Bill, although you don’t strike me as the meme type :)
Do it if you want, no pressure, and anyone else who is interested, go for it and leave your link in the comments so we can read your post.
Here are the rules :
1. 5 specific ways blogging has affected you, either positively or negatively.
2. link back to the person who tagged you
3. link back to the parent post
4. tag a few friends or five, or none at all
5. post these rules — or just have fun breaking them