Sunday, August 24, 2008

Hello? Is this thing on?

I started this blog for a lot of reasons. First, it's so hard to keep in touch with friends and family. And just because I don't regularly talk to or see all of them, it doesn't mean I don't want to share all of my silly adventures with them. This was an easy way to do that.

I also wanted to remember all of the adventures and amazing experiences I'm lucky enough to have. I tend to be forgetful (just ask my sister), and don't want to look back one day and not remember what my life was like. This is almost like a diary, although more thoughtful than any diary I would personally keep since this is for public consumption. I guess I figured, with all those blogs out there, if they can all do it, why not me?

It's also been a great outlet for me to use to do some creative writing. I read and write things all day long for work, but this is different. I can say whatever I want to, and what's on my mind, and better yet, it's all in my own voice! For good or bad, it's written with pretty little editing and are my honest thoughts and opinions. And whether it's really funny or not, it's funny to me, and at least brings a smile to my face each time I go back and re-read any part of it.

The last reason, and it might seem silly, is that I've got lots of random thoughts, ideas, and questions in my head. There just isn't enough time in the day for me to think through it all. And there really aren't enough people for me to pose all of my questions to. This has been a great way to propose my questions and dilemmas to the world.

Which leads me to my question. Is anyone reading?

I've gotten a few emails referencing a post here or there, or a few friends have mentioned my blog in passing. One time, someone even repeated/quoted something I had said back to me. It was very 'When Harry Met Sally', and I was speechless. Unbelievable how happy that made me.

Aside from a few people who do post comments online, I don't actually know if anyone's out there reading. Is everyone just comment shy? Why? Am I not resonating with anyone? Have my posts and questions sparked any conversations? (I just KNOW you were all asking everyone "Which Commodity Board They'd Represent" at that last cocktail party!)

I guess bottom line? I don't care if anyone's tuning in. This has been a relaxing and therapeutic outlet for me. I'm really enjoying crafting my posts and better documenting my life and thoughts. I think I'll be able to look back fondly on my silly little blog. With or without any readers.


  1. yep, I'm reading. You can use google analytics or sitemeter if you're really curious ;)

  2. Ooooooo, Melissa is going to out the "lurkers" -- I love it! For your faithful readers, keep 'em coming. Now, if we can just figure out how to share cupcakes in the virtual world... :-)