When “Read my blog” is just annoying.

I love to write and I love to read; sometimes I even read my friends’ blogs. However…blog reading can be annoying when it is offered as a substitute to actual conversation.  For example, I will ask a friend how they are doing, and the only response I get is “read my blog.”  Maybe I don’t want to read their blog; maybe I want to have a dialogue between friends like the old days.

I recall when Facebook was new (yes, I am that old) and my kids said that they didn’t do email anymore; they just Facebooked (yes, this is now a verb, like Googling something). Now some peeps don’t fb anymore–they blog.  The irony is that as education is trying to find ways to get new interactive tools into their classrooms, the digital natives seem interactive-ed out, if you will. Perhaps they have done so much chatting, texting, and fb-ing, that they now are tired of all the dialogue, and prefer just posting their lives, and letting you read about them.  This will never do; I need to chat with my friends, not just read about what they have been thinking.

So this blog is offered in that spirit. I promise to keep the same level of interactivity that we had before the blog. If we were face to face friends, you will still be invited to lunch with me at the Last Resort in Athens, Ga.  If we are just email, Skype, or fb friends, that too will continue.  But if you want to know more about what I am doing and thinking (and I am talking to both of you), read my blog.  🙂

About allthingslizard

I have done just about everything I have always wanted to do: worked as a campus minister, became a teacher, married a nice man named Joe (36 years now), adopted three wonderful kids and watched them reach adulthood, lived overseas, earned my Ph.D., and recently became an RN. However the only thing I have not yet done is to write about my life's journey, even though I have written a lot of personal poems, mom notes to my kids, academic papers, and thousands of letters. I have a lot to write about because all those things I have done were accomplished on smooth roads with beautiful vistas, as well as on scary, twisted, hurricane alleys. Maybe you will find something here that you can relate to. And yes, I know that a preposition is a terrible thing to end a sentence with.
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