This is what I miss. This is why I blog. How about you? Zombie yet?
My first blogging buddy Snow Melts Somewhere, for whom I wrote a post which is the last in my today’s blogging history below, wrote a poignant post yesterday. Read that first if you haven’t yet.
I felt her finish: “It made me feel guilty for trying to capture people’s attention and steal moments of their life, both at work and at home. But it’s become a habit of mine. A hobby, even.”
I thought it over. Certainly not feeling guilty, certainly not trying to steal anything from anybody. In my comment I wrote: “I offer. I cater. I don’t sell, luckily we don’t have to. I’m not trying to do anything. I just do it. Why? To communicate.”
Snow’s reply made me think some more. She wrote: “In all honesty, even we non-monetary bloggers seek an audience. Otherwise, why not write a private blog – or journal? If we receive fewer likes or views, we wonder what happened. We are only human and it’s okay.”
Then it crystallised. I wrote: “I seek friends, not an audience.”
I used to have all sorts of friends in Slovenia but not so here in Italy. I had a friend for a year, we met through our blogs. Her name is Flavia and we had plenty of fun. She posted this invitation to the blogging meet-up that wasn’t to be just before the pandemic was proclaimed. This year we are still to meet. Maybe it will happen when another blogging friend comes from her Oregon if all goes well.
Blogging takes you places. Let’s just do it for whatever reasons we do it. I’m more than willing to gift my attention to my various blogging friends. For me, what you offer is the most worthwhile and satisfying content that I can get online. Imagine that.
These photos are from a hot day last September when my uncle, Flavia and I went to Tarquinia and Santa Severa. There we visited a museum inside a castle which also houses a hostel and offers magnificent sunsets.
It’s been really hot so I don’t think I would survive such a trip now, but I miss major photo fun with Flavia, and her laugh.
This day in my blogging history