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7/18/2008

A Few Years Ago, Not Very Far Away

The SnarkyDork blog is three years old today! In it's origins, it didn't really have a focus and it still doesn't. I often ask myself, as I think many bloggers do, why do I even do this? It's certainly not to become "an internet celebrity*." So, what do I get out of my online home here on the web?
  • I sometimes share and get feedback on my photography.
  • I've met a lot of cool people and made some real friends who I hang out with in the real world. The internet truly brings people with common interests together and I think that is an amazing thing.
  • Since I've never been consistent at keeping a paper diary, the blog serves as a device to remember things like concerts and film festivals, etc. I obviously don't publish everything that goes on in my life, but a few long-distance family members have commented that they like to be able to read "what I'm up to."
  • I do get to practice writing, which I enjoy. I'm not a great writer, but putting words out in public certainly makes me more conscientious about checking and editing. And reediting. And editing some more.
  • While I don't do it as much as I'd like to, I have an opportunity to give some perspective on life in Los Angeles, my home for the past almost-fourteen years, the place I call home, the city I love.
Well, I'm going to be quiet again. I have A LOT of work to do to prepare for the upcoming Comic-Con. I'm sure I'll get some material out of that experience, which is always lots of fun. So, tell me, why do you blog?

*The latest issue of Wired magazine tells you how to do this, if interested.

9 comments:

Aggie said...

I've always enjoyed the glimpse of life in LA your blog lends out.
Also, over time you do get a little glimpse of how people tick and it is what brings you back as you become interested in how their lives unfold.
I used to be a great letter writer to lots of friends around the world. Now I just blog it and hit them all in one go. Yay for the internet. Also, it can be a way of publicly venting ... and the nice thing about that is ... probably no one out there gives a damn. Something very attractive about that. Lol!
Sometimes, I get weary of it and then up pops something to inspire me again. But we can come and go as we please.
Happy 3rd Anniversary.

nicole said...

Well I like that you're doing it no matter what the reason!

For me I think the main reason I still keep it up is I use my own blog as a reference to see what happened the last year since I can't remember. :)

CelticBuffy said...

Woohoo! Happy Bloggy Birthday!

:: jozjozjoz.com :: said...

Wow! 3 years! Happy blogiversary!

Darlene said...

Happy 3 year blog anniversary!

I never have any intention to become an internet celebrity, I just like to eat! But since I've been doing it sort of professionally for Foodbuzz now, I kind of hate blogging. It's like work when I would rather eat!

~**Dawn**~ said...

I blog for me. Because I enjoy it. And I like having a snapshot of who I am at any given point. It's crazy to go back to December 2004 & see how much I've changed. Bonus that I've made some awesome friends in the process. =)

Will said...

Happy Blog Birthday, without this blog I never would have met you.

The Mad Doctor said...

Yay for 3 years and many more!

I really enjoy your pictures, your concert reviews, and various links.

Nanette said...

I'm such a bad blog friend, so forgive me for chiming in so super late!

I love your blog for bringing us together as friends! Happy belated blogoversary!

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