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Thursday, November 25, 2004

Thankful

I had already decided last night what I wanted to write about today, but when I woke up this morning I found an email from a fellow blogger waiting for me that made me decide to put my original idea aside and share something more important.

Whenever I talk with people who are not involved in reading or creating blogs/journals, I inevitably end up fielding some form of the same question:

"That’s weird… why do you do it?"

The funny thing is that in all the time I’ve been hearing that question, I have never once been able to provide a satisfactory answer… for myself, or the person asking.

Oh sure, I’ve offered up some explanations about needing the act of writing to scratch the creative itch in my life that used to be satisfied by my career as a  musician. And I’ve also mentioned that this was an easy way for family and friends in the US to keep up with what I’ve been up to.

But the reason these explanations have always rung hollow for me is that journaling has become much more than a one-way street. What started out almost a year ago as me being in full-time ‘transmit mode’ has become a wonderful ongoing exchange of information and ideas.

Reading and writing in this admittedly strange medium has given me the opportunity to learn a tremendous amount about the world, and about my place in it.

Yes, there are crazies and crackpots out there in the blogosphere… lots of them! The online world is, after all, a microcosm of the ‘real world’. But there are also some wonderful people out there that I would otherwise never have had the privilege to ‘meet’.

The blogger who e-mailed me this morning (I’m sure it was late at night where she lives) was writing to extend wishes for a happy Thanksgiving, and also to say ‘thank you’ to the people who had become part of the ongoing discussion over at ‘her place’.

I liked that.

So, without further ado, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the special people who have made treppenwitz such an enjoyable endeavor for me. I am deeply thankful for the ongoing opportunity to learn from you, and I’m honored that you take the time to read the humble ideas that I post here.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone… May we all continue to have many things for which to be thankful!

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Posted by David Bogner on November 25, 2004 | Permalink

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Amen.

Posted by: Doctor Bean | Nov 25, 2004 4:49:16 PM

What the good Doctor said.

And I second your thoughts, David. But then, you already knew that. :)

Posted by: Lachlan | Nov 25, 2004 7:05:15 PM

I'm thankful for my friends!
Gobble Gobble,
sarahb

Posted by: sarahb | Nov 26, 2004 2:04:53 AM

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