|This philosophical cranky re-run is from September 2013. |
It's pretty much about blogging in general.
It makes me think about blogging.
If you submit a post on the internet and no one ever reads it, did you have any impact? Did you even make a sound?
If you pass away and leave nothing behind, no memories, no ideas, no children, no friends, did you have any impact? Did you even make a sound?
That is why I blog. In addition to enjoying the writing, and the cyber-friends I have made, it is my way of having some impact. It is my way of making a sound.
I’m not sure I have made that much of an impact in my life. I have four terrific children and five terrific grandchildren. I expect they will have an impact, they will be my sound, but much of my own life I have been quiet. I did all the things you are supposed to do. I went to school and earned my college degree. I raised a family. I put food on the table and a roof over heads, but in the great scheme of things I've been quiet. I spent forty years working for the same firm which eventually had to be bought out to avoid going into bankruptcy…no sound there.
So I blog.
It is fun. It is rewarding. I meet people. I exchange ideas and opinions. I share in peoples good times and their bad times. I hear what others have to say. That means they make a sound.
If you read this; I made a sound.