Wednesday, April 1, 2009
blogging about blogging
i'm always trying to think of things to blog about to keep my readers interested. i entered the blogosphere less than a month ago. i gotta say, i'm hooked. i really enjoy blogging. i'm slowly getting the hang of things, but i am enjoying the journey. i do have two blogs (the one you are currently reading and my morgantown musings which is a blog about my take on what happens in morgantown, wv, where i currently live. i'm hoping to be able to expand the morgantown blog into a column in the local paper, such as a food critic column or just a 30-somethings take on live in morgantown. still, please check it out!). something to help me out with the blogging world (that i am so excited for) is a blogging e-course by renowned blogger of all things beautiful, holly over at decor8.
i enjoy reading blogs as much as i enjoy writing on my own. here are some of the blogs that visit (at least) once a day: tranquility du jour, yogadiva's divine life, naturally nina, kelly rae, made by girl, decor8, city girl lifestyle, hang on little tomato, along for the ride, mindful mindy's musings, and blujaystudio to name just a few. these are among my favorite blogs. luckily i have pageflakes to keep up with all of the blogs i read. pageflakes is an rss reader so that anything that has an rss feed, you can add it. and let me tell you, mine has added up!! multiplied at this point i think! :) if anyone has another rss readers (besides google reader, which i also have) let me know. thanks.
as my boyfriend, ryan, and i were going home yesterday evening (after our bellies were stuffed from yummy indian food) i was mentioning my blogs to him. (he helps me with all the pics i take and he's my IT guy, i'm so lucky to have him). i posed a question to him that i had never really thought of in detail before. i asked where did the word BLOG actually come from. he said he really had no idea and neither did i. let's just say that the internet and wikipedia are wonderful things.
according to good old merriam webster, a blog is "a Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer ; also : the contents of such a site." and according to wikipedia, a blog is "(a contraction of the term weblog) is a type of website, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video." my definition of blog is a way to express yourself and your ideas and read about others doing the same. and besides, it's just plain fun! so to all you bloggers out there, keep on blogging! thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas with the rest of the world.