Thursday, June 08, 2006

Thursday Thirteen--Blogging: Love/Hate

I'm just about at the end of my week of blogging about blogging. I've written more than 50 posts now, and visited quite a few other blogs. I've come to the conclusion that it is a love/hate relationship.

1. I love to write, and blogging sort of nudges me into writing more regularly.

2. I hate it when blogspot is contrary, and I can't even get to the posting page.

3. I love reading what other people have written.

4. I hate it when I enjoy someone's post, but can't think of anything to leave in comments.

5. I love the discussions that get started.

6. I hate the anger and bitterness that is sometimes revealed.

7. I love hearing people's stories.

8. I hate sad endings.

9. I love it that so few of the blog stories end unhappily--despite great challenges and difficulties, most end with an expression of faith in God.

10. I hate it when I know what I want to say, but feel that what I said is not what I meant.

11. I love looking at the pictures, graphics, and beautiful designs on other blogs.

12. I hate it that I am having such a difficult time learning to do the things I want to do.

13. I love the people who blog; I love the ones I visit, frequently or infrequently; I love the ones who visit my blog, and especially the ones who leave comments and links to their sites; I love the sense of community I see among bloggers who take the time to get to know each other, and support each other in hard times, and share the joy.

I hope this is the end of the week of blogging, since I have pretty much said all I have to say about blogging, at least for this week.


Gizmo's Mom said...

wow...I really relate to #4...especially when 6 other people left really clever comments and I can't think of even one dumb one!

I hope that 6 months or a year from now you will reread #12 and realize how much you've learned; you will be whipping out links and uploading pictures and maybe even composing music!...I can see/hear it now!!!!

Carol said...

Cool T-13, Jan! How clever of you. And how very true your words!