Monday, April 26, 2010

Blogger May Be Dead to Some; The Nostalgia Lives for Me

I still remember the day I decided to put my daily “Morning Edition” emails to friends on a less intrusive medium; that venue was the internet’s new diaryesque system, Blogger. Blogging was a way to catalog my life, stay in touch with friends and get some feedback – sometimes cruel and brutal – to my life’s ups and downs. I began blogging in 2005, so I guess five years later, I’m a bit nostalgic when I read back on where I was a relatively short time ago. The truth is blogger still serves that purpose for me. While having dinner with friends this weekend, we talked about how most of the bloggers who we read years ago are completely ghost today; their blog pages have been either removed or untouched for months or even years. Abandoned sites; like a scene out of NBCs Flash Forward; it’s like they ceased to exist one day. Admittedly, I average about one post a week, but it’s one post more than most of my former blogger buddies. I guess old habits die hard. I love reading back through my blog every now-and-again to see the intricacies of my life; the hard to remember details are right there in full color. A few years ago – and yes, it was a few years ago - some of us bloggers actually decided to put a face to all of those blog posts we read over the years. We scheduled a meet-and-greet in Baltimore, Maryland and had a real blast of a weekend. I guess even that aspect – the anonymity of blogging – died for some that day. All said, blogging may be a dying medium, but until blogspot.com tells me that they are dismantling my blog, I will be that familiar place where Cocoa still exists; A safe haven for my thoughts, my dreams – some I’m happy to see I have realized over the years. It’s funny, but I jumped on AOL Instant Messenger the other day and BAM, I had a quick chat with some of my friends via my iPhone AIM application. Just when I thought that medium was completely dead, it turns out there are still folks sitting there…manning the stations of a medium I thought was gone. I guess I’ll be holding down the fort at Blogger.

Keep passin’ the open windows…

2 comments:

thegayte-keeper said...

I am holding down the fort with you...

ShawnQt said...

I do still read your blog, and it was cool to come across this post!

Even though my blogging has turned into an archive of my videos for the past year, I do feel that one day I just HAVE to get back to blogging.

But twitter makes it so hard for me, LOL.
If anything blogging may just end up being more for me then anything.