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Welcome New Readers! April 29, 2007 11:59 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Blog, Daily Life, Of Interest, Publishing
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Due to some recent developments, like being politically active in regard to the Knox County school rezoning and our daughter showing our online publishings to a variety of people who otherwise probably would have never seen these writings, our visibility is up a bit.

Sarah doesn’t like her parents reading her blog so she snipes to her mother, "How’s it feel to have people reading what you write?" If the work was not meant to be read, it would not be publically published…As a friend of ours said, "You put it out there!"

If Instapundit and BusyMom are A-list bloggers, we are probably still somewhere down in the Ts. Some of our friends and family might ask, "Why do they do this?" My answer is published here. The long and short of it is that blogging is fun! It is also a playground for experimenting with thoughts and actions you may not explore in the real world much like an actor might explore a character on the stage. Online is an arena that may allow for exaggeration or outright fiction although Cathy and I tend to call it like we see it. That separation between real world and online world is important. When people from the online world meet for the first time, the experience is unnerving, fascinating, and enlightening for these online people have shared stories and know of each other intimately but are always surprised to find that often the person they "know" online is not the same as the person in real life. Online publishing shows but a glimpse of the person’s real life (unless you are Justin then you get it all) and in real life the person may have much more depth, be less revealing, and more politically correct.

Welcome! Read. Enjoy. Judge or not. Comment and participate or lurk in the shadows. And next we meet, smile and laugh with me!

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2. Pattie - April 3, 2008

I love that — that you’re in the T’s. Which means I’m probably in the W’s. 🙂

I agree with you about blogging being fun; that’s why I do it. I also use it as a way to keep far-away friends and relatives in the loop.

3. Doug McCaughan - April 3, 2008

Blogging definitely keeps our distant relatives more connected than an irregular phone call of niceties. I like that a lot. Of course, you have to be careful not to let it replace the actual human communication, “Didn’t you read about that? I posted it two days ago!” Sometimes they know too much 🙂

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