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Saturday, June 30, 2007

A Blogging Apologia

This post continues my thinking on blogoneutics...

For most of us our relationships seem rather random. We gravitate towards people with whom we share common understanding, or with people who we "connect with." That is, we find some common ground. Geography is important. We tend to meet and develop friendships with those who are in close proximity with us. There is a personal connection that is irreplaceable.

Pockets of bloggers develop who share commonalities. I think that often these are deeper connections of mind and spirit than we might otherwise encounter in the "real" world. We connect through the ideas and expressions that we put into our posting or our commenting. We can take some time to think the topics through, or we might choose a more stream-of-consciousness, shotgun-style response. The medium of writing and responding seems to offer a superior opportunity for exchange and dialogue. In the past written correspondence was prominent for this kind of exchange. Blogging expands the person-to-person correspondence into a community correspondence.

Ideas at the speed of broadband.


ktismatics said...

Yah I think is a good thing, this blogging.

Dawn said...

I can't remember how I found your blog, but I do remember being frustrated in searching for churchy blogs. Either they were crazy conservative, or they were too cutesy (ick), or they didn't encourage open give and take.

But I suppose that's the beauty of blogging...whatever conversation I'm looking for, it's sure to be out there somewhere.

Jonathan Erdman said...

Yes. I remember you found me way back in the beginning when you started blogging. I've been following "one woman's random thoughts on life and how we can make a difference in this world" for a while now - it's been a great ride!!

Congrats on your new job, etc. Are you relocating? I don't know that I really ever saw which area of the country you were relocating to.

Dawn said...

Can't believe I've been blogging for a year now...crazy!

Anyhoo, I'm moving to Wisconsin...in ten days!

Jonathan Erdman said...


You're going to enjoy those fall days that you've been missing.

Good for you!

Mike said...

Thanks for coming to the cookout Saturday afternoon!

Jonathan Erdman said...

Thnx 4 inviting me!

Later on I tried one of those sausages that you were cooking....I don't think they were fully cooked!