My first ever blog on the first day of this year started out by saying, “I hate bloggers.”’ That’s cold, isn’t it?  But that’s how a uniformed guy talks when he knows nothing about what he’s expressing an uninformed opinion about.  It’s something you hear every day in the political arena; people making statements about things they are uninformed or ill-advised about.

I want to learn to be a good writer.  I want to make my novels readable, hopefully enjoyable.  Blogging is a daily discipline that has forced me to write/work 5 days a week for the past 6 months.  Today is my 151st blog.  I never know what I’m going to write about from one day to the next.  I only know I don’t want to talk about politics and religion.  I just know I’m a mouthy retired guy who needs to talk a lot and found that writing touches a part of my brain that stores old memories and emotions.  I like sharing old memories and emotions. 

The wonderful surprises I’ve received from this discipline-exercise was discovering the world of blogging; the blogosphere.  The whole damn world is blogging; 50,000 new blogs every week.  I have made friends from other countries, new cultures and seen incredible art, photos and writing.  I now spend additional time every day reading and replying to fellow bloggers and friends.

With the insanity going on in this 21st century, I find fellow bloggers are creating their own culture, their own world.  I want to have a 21st. century discussion later this week, but right now I just want to thank everyone who has taken time to read and write and make the blogging world quite special.

I’m switching my posts to 3 days a week, Mon/Wed/Fri. I hope you will keep tuning in.                   I would like to leave you with your new blues name today.  Most of you know I’m a blues musician but a lot of you don’t know my “true” blues name.  It’s “Old Gumbo Lee.”  What’s yours?  Find out below and let me know.

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3 Responses to WHY BLOG?

  1. Apparently, I’m Big Legs Davis – probably my legs are the only big thing about me. I’m glad you (and others) have chosen to blog. In our digital age, this is the equivalent of stories told by grandparents to grandchildren, I guess. I have been enriched in learning more about my friends and acquaintances who blog, who I otherwise would lack the time and opportunity to hear from directly. I try to avoid politics as well, but religion does occasionally make its way into my own blog. My hope is that we all can use the medium of the blog to learn more about each other and share ourselves in turn.

  2. bakoheat says:

    Welcome to the Blues World, Big Legs; I hear you play a mean bluesy fiddle.

  3. Joy says:

    Boney Gumbo McGee – someday I’d like to live up to that name!

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