“Blogging is a communal experience; if you didn’t want anyone to read your posts, you’d keep a private diary.” – Blogging 101, WordPress.com
I did accomplish the Day Three task yesterday and am so darn glad I did! While writing helps to express yourself, reading allows you to discover stories similar to yours but with curiously different perspectives. Like, for example, when you’re feeling so low and frustrated because nothing’s going your way and you’re thinking no will ever understand, well, I say visit WordPress (or any blog on the net, really) and read!
There are so many people who are also (somehow) going through the same things you’re going through. But they did something about it: they wrote about themselves and the things around them. They described their thoughts, their reflections, their feelings and emotions and put them so eloquently into writing. On our screens, through our computers and gadgets, these blogs may seem just as they are: digital words. But they’re much more than that. They’re made of talent and passion and expression, curated by real human beings who have survived the circumstances and lived to tell their stories. It’s a beautiful thing. It’s a very beautiful thing. Humanity is beautiful.
What’s more amazing is that these stories are not only limited to personal experiences, but also informative theories and educational visuals about anything and everything! The information we have on our fingertips is so enormous, it can honestly and easily become overwhelming. The pressure of recognizing that you can learn so much with the technology at hand is nothing short of stressful, at least to me. Whenever I feel bombarded with this kind of pressure, though, I just tend to remind myself that life is simple. Read what you can, know what you must, and understand that you will never know everything at once. Time has it’s way and you already know all that you need to know. These added bonuses of information are merely a few quirky, fun things here and there to spice up your life. 😉
So, I meant this to be a tiny post like the one before this. But I couldn’t help but point out how immensely wonderful it is to be sharing and to share words online. It just goes to show how technology can be so powerful in a good way. With technology, “Hello, neighbors!” refers to your “neighbor” on the other side of the planet. Kinda exciting, methinks. 😀
(Featured photo from Christina Sicoli)