I’ve been keeping this blog going for about four months now and I think I’ve done fairly well in persisting with it. I’ve always had the urge to write and the paper journal I’ve kept on and off for years is very inconsistent as I never seem to have it with me when I feel the urge to write and it takes so long to write anything in there especially as I’m an 80 words per minute typist (or thereabouts). I’d long thought of an online journal and I think the Oprah website has one but didn’t want my private feelings out there in cyberspace. This blog has my personal feelings and some things that happen personally, like my internet dating thing. Some of my friends don’t even know about my internet dating but I’ve chosen to share it electronically to whoever might read this because of the level of anonymity.
What I do though, is make a hard copy of this blog every month and put it in a folder at home. I’ve read back over a few entries and no doubt I will do that more often and hopefully see how my writing has progressed over time. Perhaps my son will read it one day and it will give him some insight into things he might not have known about his mum, and things that we went through together when he was young.
The great thing about weblogs is that others inspire me. I’ve got a few ‘blogs I read’ listed on this website and I visit them pretty regularly. They all appeal to me for different reasons but the underlying reason is that they are interesting and well written and make sense to me. I’d like to spend more time browsing through other people’s weblogs to be more inspired. Oh I love this technology.