I was thinking the other day how it was less than 10 years ago that the internet and email was available to me...I think my family was on the slower end of getting hooked up to the "net" but we eventally signed up for JUNO email when my oldest brother went off to college. My parents agreed that this would be a great way to keep in touch with him if we couldn't talk to him on a daily basis. So, they signed up and we had ONE email address for the entire family...BUT, I was lucky enough to have my own folder within this email address...that meant that any email I recieved from anyone could have first been previewed by a memeber of my family. Not a big deal when you are in 7th grade, but I do remember the excitment I found in creating my own email address!
All that to say...it is crazy to me how much of our lives are based around the internet. One of my roommates and I were talking a few weeks ago and wonder what we'd do if we didnt have the internet...our internet server went down for a few hours one evening, and all we could do was keep checking the computer to see if it was back up...you've got your emails to check, myspace, facebook, weather.com, GAP online, etc...it's nearly impossible to go very long without jumping online! I've talked to lots of people who have a blog site and I thought...gosh, just one more thing for me to get hooked on...I feel like the whole idea of blogging is such a trend right now, and wonder if it will eventually fizzle out. But in either case, I decided to start my own...here is my thinking....I'm a writer...sometimes its easier for me to get my thoughts out when I take the time to sit down and right...not only is writing a good form of expression, but I actually enjoy it (sometimes a little too much)...PLUS...it is a handy way to update people on my life, or even just share simple daily things that I can't do using a phone--I mean, come on, it is nearly impossible to call everyone in my phone to tell them about something crazy that happened, or something extremely exciting that I did...who would really do that? So, this way...I have an "outlet" and you guys have a "plug in" to my life!
so is this a trend....quite possibly....but i'm willing to give this trend a shot:)