Tuesday, 21 October 2008
GLOBAL VILLAGE OR INSULAR TOWN, I KNOW WHICH ONE I WANT
Isn't blogging wonderful?
You decide to write some pearls of wisdom, or complete gibberish, depending on how it is received by your readers!
And low and behold people from all over the world come by and call upon you.
If you are really lucky they even leave a comment or two.
And then if you are even luckier a relationship starts being established as you return the compliment and go back to their blog and leave a comment for them.
This in turn, well at least if your me, means you make the effort to actually meet some of these wonderful people that I've been commenting on.
I am probably crazy anyway, so meeting strange a man to go walking this time last year and then walking 8 miles in the deepest countryside that the Peak Park has to offer, never seemed a mad idea. Anymore than driving up to lunch in Liverpool. Or embarking on a short love affair with a man the opposite end of the country. Or my wildest meeting, driving for 7 hours down to Virginia from Philadelphia, to stay with someone I'd never met before and her family for three days, seemed perfectly OK to me. And as for the blog parties I've held and will have again at Christmas....
And I really love this new blog roll that tells you whose just written something, as a computer phobe I never got the hang of getting that infomation before
I also get a lot of pleasure from looking at my statistics.... OK, I know I should get a life, but hey they're interesting. The fact that I can work out who some people are who visit me, and never leave comments amuses me. The fact that people come from so far away from me, and happen upon little me stuck in the middle of a small town in the middle of England is amazing. OK I know those people may not think where they come from is that fascinating to them , but to me, knowing that someone from Hawaii or Shanghai, India or Africa, Germany or Finland has bothered to glance at me is just incredible.
I love this world shrinking stuff, the world where we allow ourselves to be part of a global village and not isolated little pockets of insular society. Even though I live in a place like that and certainly have had to cope with the mindset of people who live in their insular way here. I don't have to be part of that mindset.
I can spend my time extending my world by blogging and allowing relationships to become real with people who, if I didn't blog I would never have had a hope in hell of ever coming across.
It has to be said that this world is kinder to me than the world in my small town is to me, and the people I used to call my friends, who no longer want anything to do with me, nor, more importantly, me them.
But I would like to challenge all those lovely people (I'm assuming you're lovely, cause it would be mean to think otherwise on no knowledge of you!) who pass by and don't comment to stop and say hello to me! Oh and of course not ignoring the people who do bother with me, I wouldn't be where I am today without you!!
I promise I won't bite, well not very hard, and only if you ask me nicely!!!!
Go on what have you got to lose, and you never know you just might make another friend and wouldn't that be fun to have? Well I think so anyway.