Saturday, February 28, 2009

Web song


The endless interconnectivity of this blogging site (not to mention the nearly infinite alternatives or additional options out there) amazes and kinda frustrates me. Amazing is the tapestry of words, thoughts, images and poetry that awaits anyone with access to computerland and a desire to delve the depths of this World Wide Web experience. Frustrating is my attempt to take it all in. I want to follow the links that beckon to me like stepping stones through some magical terrain where the scenery is constantly changing and the possibilities unfold and overlap in both choruses of consensus and strident notes of discord. I want to linger, yet I want to move on. There are so many voices to be heard.

Since my free time is limited, I initially settled on a plan to keep it simple. I would choose only a handful of blogs to follow and comment on to avoid becoming overwhelmed. But I'm intrigued, not only by those I follow, but also by those who follow them, and then by their followers as well. It's like the interminable reflection that occurs when you turn one mirror upon another.

Or sometimes I just want to see who is among the 15,000 or so other bloggers who work in tourism, or like cats, or take an interest in spirituality, or fitness, or cooking, or whose favorite movies include one or more of my favorite movies, and on and on. There are just so many cool, interesting people out there I suppose I should simply take comfort in that fact and feel embraced by the positive energy of this vibrant, creative community of expressive beings and be happy to reside among them. Among you. All of you. Thanks for being there.

Pamela

5 comments:

  1. I had the same notion. just something to break up the thoughts of the day. nothing major. Something to read. but I've found so much more here. Reading about others lives and chaos and heart breaks and the most beautiful things ever thought of doesn't make me feel so alone. Especially when i read that others have gone thru the same exact things or are going thru them now. It has become an every day must read. Whether to share in the pain, laugh with someone, or offer advice. It does make you feel good to be a part of it.

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  2. I laughed when I read your post. That is SO true for me, too. It's like following a path with endless forks in each road you take. I could spend hours a day at the computer and not even notice the time flying by, if I could sit that long. One day I began clicking books I had in common with people which lead to movies, well, you said it so well! I guess it's like everything else in our lives, we have to schedule specific times for it. (The only habit I habitually get carried away with is reading---I've spend countless all-nighters with good books---some people go bar hopping, I go book hopping. LOL).

    To me, it's comforting just knowing there are so many others like me out there. And I try to visit a few now and then, but pick a handful to leave comments. My entire family (brother, sisters, children, nieces, nephews have all gotten on Facebook and we have a blast connecting and sharing photos and making rude comments about them, but I don't share my blog with them. It's for me only!)

    Fab post, Pam!

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  3. I thought about doing the facebook thing, but decided the anonymity factor would encourage me to write more just for the sake of writing rather than to communicate with any particular person or group.
    Besides, I'd never have time to keep up with it. I found this site fairly randomly, as often happens when we search the web, but I really like it! Thanks for the comments!
    P

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  4. first let me say, I love your header..it's gorgeous :)
    when I started blogging I told my friend Angie that I probably wouldn't follow any more than 10 blogs just because I didn't want to get overwhelmed with reading. But once you start clicking on those people's followers, you see another and another that you just can't not read..and it literally snowballs...I try to comment to everyone in my list at least twice a week to let them know I'm still interested...I think you have such a serene, quiet blog and I really love reading it... :)

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  5. Sorry I'm a bit behind in reading your posts. Love the new header, and glad to see you have more readers and are enjoying some of the benefits of Blogging.

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