We had winter weather again the other night. Snow in the shape of tiny ice crystals covered the ground Saturday morning, intensely reflecting the sunlight. I went for a cold walk on the Woodland cemetery, missing my sun glasses.
I read few books or newspapers nowadays. I don’t watch television regularly. But I spend much time looking and reading on Internet. There are numerous blogs, an immense amount of human beings who – like myself – can spend hours and days to let unfamiliar others know what is important to us, as if Facebook wasn’t enough.
When I grew up I had penpals all over the world. My pocket money were used for stamps. Seeing letters from Indonesia, Ireland, Portugal, USA or France waiting for me was a thrill. I learned about distant places, exchanged gifts and photos, dreamt about traveling. A very positive experience in all ways. I never met any of my penpals, but after all these years I still consider our relations as very important.
Blogging is similar to that experience, although there is a major difference. It is public.
I have NO idea about the receiver of my posts. Is it a neighbor, on the other side of my living room wall? My colleague from work? A journalist from Ecuador, a professional blogger in England or perhaps an Australian retired engineer?
Only when someone writes a comment or pushes the like-button I get a hint of who my readers are. And if some of those find my blog inspiring, I’m really happy!
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