Blogging has its uses
A lot of people say that blogging is a waste of time.
A friend of mine won’t read blogs [not even this one] because they are not “real” writing. I think he only reads Kevin Myers.
However I have found some real uses for blogging.
The first one happened yesterday. I was nosing around and came across a site that allows you select the music of your choice and put it on a playlist. Even better, you can then incorporate that playlist in your blog.
Of course, I had to do this. I set up a page on this site called ‘My Music’, where it starts to play as soon as the page opens. This is great because I open it in a separate browser and have my music playing in the background. There isn’t a great choice in it at the moment, and a few of the tracks are broken, but give me time…..
The second time that blogs came in handy was this morning.
I had set aside today to do some accounting. Now I hate accounting or any sort of paperwork. I need a secretary. I used to have one but she left in a huff. I was cleared in the court case through lack of evidence.
Anyway, I was just settling into my accounts, when I got a frantic e-mail. A fellow blogger was in trouble. I won’t tell you her name as you all know her and love her, and I don’t want to bandy names about. It transpired that her site was down and could I help? See – my reputation is spreading!
I was delighted. I could put the books away and do some messing on another persons site. As it happened, the site fixed itself [cheap and nasty hosting!!], but I now have an excuse that my brain is too tired and the books can stay away until tomorrow.
So I can sit back now. I’ll leave my blog running, so I can have some quiet music, and I might have a little nap……..
Blogs are great!
Blogs are great??
I have come to realise two things:
1) I would sooner read Kevin Myers than I would 99.99% of blogs (and the Lord above knows I hate Kevin Myers);
2) The main reason I failed most of my courses last year is, oddly enough, blogging.
Great for retirees, not for students.
You’re right about 1. But this bloke is so bad that when I told him that journalists blogged, he replied that they couldn’t be proper journalists then!!
I had a shrewd idea about 2. That’s why a part of me is very glad you quit. Until the studies are over, of course….
If you worked in the Church of Ireland, where the average congregation is six old ladies and a dog (plus one of the old lady’s cousins when she comes for a visit), you would realize that a blog reaches considerably more people than you see on a Sunday. On a good day I get about twenty visitors to my blog, but over the past six months I have had 1500 unique visitors – that’s three times the number who claim to belong to my parish, most of whom only come to church when they are dead. There were about a hundred people at my church yesterday, I get more than that on my blog every week.
My blog is my escape from humdrum things – like discussing the cobwebs in the church hall (I kid not!) and it’s brought me into touch with all sorts of people – like Grandad, and his mates Ron and Dick.
Can’t believe you were so easily distracted from accounting?
Liking the music idea but suspect visitor numbers would drop off if forced to listen to Wet Wet Wet on auto repeat.
Blogging really is great . . . it’s better than Tuesday night telly, keeps my hands busy, prevents me from becoming anal retentive and cleaning out my bathroom cupboard, provides me with loads of potential couches to crash on around the world and where else would I be called a ‘c’ by a 19 year old, ‘technogirly’ by a 48 year old Gunslinger ‘sweetheart’ by one o’ them 35 year old Southern boys, Kanga by a yarpie and have an excuse not to do my vacuuming on Saturday mornings! Yep, I’m dirty but happy!
Flirty – Would I subject my listeners to Wet Wet Wet? I have very good [well, reasonable] [well, crap] taste in music.
Baino – The bottom line – blogging is better sometimes than reality! 🙂
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