One gets into blogging mostly
by accident. A few go into it
with a purpose. But I think most
of the ones I know, did it on a lark
or to see if they could.
All of them going in, not knowing
how long it will last. And in this day
and age with things changing so fast,
I am sure something will come along
and bypass blogging. I think maybe
that may be podcasting up next.
Some will jump on the wagon to
go into the future. Some of us will
feel more comfortable here in blog land.
This blogging thing is fairly new to me,
as I have been going at it almost 2 years.
Heard of it for 3 years. It is amazing the
different kinds and different people who
you can read, or even if you are lucky, met.
Those of us in the Northern Idaho have
a common ground. It is a blog started
by the Coeur d' Alene branch of the
Spokane Review by one of their columnist.
It was an idea that was thrown out there by
Dave Oliveria and his boss, Steve Smith.
And that blog has become tiger by the tail
type of situation. And I mean that in the
best of thoughts.
The blog is called to us.. HBO. No, not Home Box
but it is HuckleBerries Online. And the ride
is like a roller coaster. Sometimes the line ride
is straight and smooth, and then there are other
times where the ride gets fast and furious.
Especially during election time. I would say that
the subject is 85% political in one way or
the other. County, State, and National.
The other 15% is the fun time. Just general subjects.
This past weekend, on the 3rd Anniversary
Blogfest, we got to enjoy seeing the faces that go
with the many names. We even got to see
some of the spouses of these people who
have become online friends and acquaintances.
The vast variety of people. Young, middle
age/boomers, and the older generation.
The college age, the up and coming in their
professions, the well knowledge, the life smarts
group, even some street smarts, people of the
government positions. From county and city.
There was wonderment, as we saw the faces.
There was laughter thru out the room. Every
one busy learning more about the person
they have shared comments with.
I was surprised at the people who were
interested in a person who just tosses words
in from time to time. And most of all, I am really
proud to be among the group that was there.
And I met some pretty fantastic people, like,
Wondering, JimmyMac, Woody, Frum Helen Back,
John Austin and his lovely other half, Sam and his
lovely better half, most enjoyable conversations
with Family Phil, seeing Stebbijo and Bob and Herb
and Dan of the County, and Dave O, and meeting his
lovely wife. And then seeing and pointing at each other
across the crowded room my first fellow commenter,
MikeK. And of course, riding down there with my partner in
mischief, Dogwalking Muse....Yes, it was a blessed day.
Slightly Wet, Quiet Saturday AM in Selle
3 hours ago