Monday, 22 August 2011

A big thank you and a welcome!

I'd like to say a big thank you! to anyone who has recently started following my blog and anyone who has continued to endure it, especially those who comment on posts. It amazes me constantly that anyone reads this regularly and I am appreciative. If you do meet me please say hello!

A blog is a curiously form of self-expression. I must admit it makes me feel vain and indulgent. Why bother writing? Why not just get out there and get on with life? The urge to write is always there. The letter and diary editors of the past are invaluable in understanding history. I am concerned, especially bearing in mind the high quality of content in some blogs, that we may lose this because digital content is so ephemeral. We are really typing away into nothingness in a sense. All our meanderings and thought are made very impermanent and it worries me that the historians of the future will have no love letters or diaries to pour over. Perhaps we should print out our most popular posts? Not such an issue for me as I don't think my blog merits permanence but some of you out there on the blogosphere should consider it. xxx


LandGirl1980 said...

See - I do worry about the future of the past too - with all this "on line" gubbins. Which is possibly why I still have proper pen (and paper!) pals and also keep a diary :)

Sissy said...

I was just thinking the other day that one of my favorite things to do back when I was in college was taking a bus downtown to this little beat bookstore in order to check out the newest small press poetry booklets, and I remember one day being overjoyed to find a copy of Clellon Holmes "Go, a novel" for my very own.

Now just recently I found out that two of the online poetry mags that I always look forward to reading have been put on hold by the editors, perhaps never to return.

Always enjoy your posts, thanks for taking the time to write...

LollyWillowes said...

I agree, it's something I, and a friend, think about often. I do love reading diaries, perhaps I'm just nosey.
I still write proper letters, but I am from the generation that did.... and were bothered about "good," handwriting, spelling etc!
It takes me ages to type anything, I really don't like it and I feel it interrupts my thought processes.

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