How can I pick a favorite hobby? I love all my hobbies in different ways, for different reasons. I love photography because it is a different artistic medium. I love playing the piano because I love the varying composition of music, and the way the composer makes variations on the theme. I love making cards and doing art for the chance to be creative. I love needlework because I can make something beautiful out of almost nothing. But I think for the purposes of this topic, I will choose today to write about blogging!
I have always loved the idea of having my own newspaper. I would love to draw the cartoons, and write special reports. I would love to have an "advice column", and a "Police report". I used to write regular family letters to my parents and siblings. Sometimes I would use a newspaper format to write my letters. I guess blogging, for me, is kind of like having my own newspaper. I can write about whatever I like, and update family and friends on my life. And I love reading blogs written by friends and family. My parents don't want the internet in their home because they are afraid of having their identity stolen. They have no idea how much they are missing by not reading the blogs written by their children!
I have a handful of different blogs. Some I update regularly, and others I update only on occasion. But after all, I'm not a professional blogger, so if I don't update some of them, it isn't the end of my blogging career. at one point, mainly out of curiosity, I put some ads on my blog. I don't blog to make money, but I thought that if it brought in money, that would just be the icing on the cake. But the ads were so annoying to me that I removed them. I'm not doing this to make my million. That's probably a good thing since I don't have a large readership. lol
I have enjoyed making friends through blogging. I've had some very interesting conversations, and have learned about different customs and countries through reading blogs. It's so fun to think that I have blogging friends in India, Ireland, England, and throughout the U.S.
I have also been able to impart some of my knowledge. I've been able to dispel myths about my religion. I've been able to share photos and recipes. I've been able to play word games, and share family history. What a wonderful world we have in the blogosphere!
If you would like to see what hobbies have sparked the interest of the other consortium members, check out their links:
Rummuser, Anu, Ashkok, Gaelikka, Grannymar, , Padmum, Magpie11, andAkanksha,Will Knot, Maria the Silver Fox, Anki, Nema Noor Paul Plain Joe, and Rohit
and The Old Fossil