Blogs, blogs and more blogs…

18 Aug

I read somewhere on the internet (so it must be true right?) that there are now MILLIONS of blogs on the internet and the number grows every day.

What’s interesting beyond the sheer numbers is that most blogs are mundane, obscure and invisible.  Blogs are today’s generation’s version of technology “landfills”.  I wonder what earth dwellers in 500 years will think of the internet clutter and garbage that it out in cyberspace: will they see us as neanderthals with technology or will there be a glimmer of hope that today’s humanity had good things to share and a positive spin on life?

I read today that one high school locally (Florida) will give their students with Kindle readers pre-loaded with a number of textbooks (at the school’s expense) to save on back strain (from backpacks filled with books) and on paper printing (by having virtual books). A novel idea (pardon the pun) that shows just how much of today’s student population is attuned to technology solutions.  In many ways I feel like I’ve turned into my mother with so many young people entering the workforce today (I’m feeling old) – yet I cannot imagine ever making enough money to recoup financial missteps of the past and be able to retire before 80.

blogGiven technology, social media, endless supply of money and prosperity (along the lines of “Think and Grow Rich”, and “The Secret” concepts), there must be a way to parlay existing blogs into some form of financial income (or at least find a way to do so in the future with published works on blogs).  But, I’m just not sure – it just seems like we have more and more people out of work and hoping to make a quick buck off of you, me and the internet – and blogs and blog superheroes seem to be emerging everywhere.

The question for me is with blogs, blogs and more blogs – does it really make a difference in the world? (Now I REALLY sound like my mother).  Will life tomorrow be in any little way better than life today because of my blog (or anyone else’s for that matter)?

Instead of creating more blogs, perhaps we should create more human connections, spend more time talking to one another in person, and celebrating the fact that we all share the same wonderful planet.  Just a thought for a forlorn Wednesday on a hot Florida summer afternoon.

Have a great week!

Carol

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3 Responses to “Blogs, blogs and more blogs…”

  1. Steve Chizar Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 8:16 am #

    Carol, one person can not save the world. You do what makes you feel good about everything and hope it helps. We adopted two Korean infants and raised them. I don’t know if I saved a piece of the world or made it better. I did what I thought was the right thing. They do have stories behind them which I hope I can tell you sometime. You are helping to make things better with what you do. There are bumps along the way, but everyone has those and everyone thinks theirs are the worst. I would guarantee you have more admirers than detractors, so keep up the good work. We need you, Carol! Hope to talk to you soon, girl.

  2. JP Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 6:31 am #

    I don’t know whether the word exists also in English, but here in France we talk about the “blogosphere”, a cyberspace made of all this material.

    I remember that 2008/2009 was said to be the year(s) of the Blog’s collapse, because of their success: while millions of people create their blog, they can also feel how isolated they are: making a blog that does not attract traffic sometimes kills the author who does not continue on the long-term.

    However, many people do switch from a blog to a Facebook wall or a twitt… Blogging requires at least some writing skills, while Facebook or twitter does not.

    So… Will the world be better because of your blog or mine? Yes… But the crucial question is “how much will be become better?”… And here, I frankly don’t know for 99,9999% of the blogs all over the world.

    But even if yours move 1/100.000 of the world of even just 1/100.000 of inch forward, then it is worthwhile to keep it going further.

    Cheers,

    Jean-Philippe
    (http://palimpseste.blog?lemonde.fr (in French – no techies, no opinion, just short novels) )

  3. Mister Reiner Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at 5:09 pm #

    “Will life tomorrow be in any little way better than life today because of my blog (or anyone else’s for that matter)?”

    Yes, but only if the blogger’s intent is to make someone life better.

    “Instead of creating more blogs, perhaps we should create more human connections, spend more time talking to one another in person, and celebrating the fact that we all share the same wonderful planet. ”

    This seems like the perspective of a lonely person. People who interact with others at work, at home, in public or over the phone (voice) are not missing out on connecting with people in real life. It would seem to me, that only people who don’t interact with others at work, at home, in public or over the phone would have this issue. No?

    Blogging and reading blogs does not limit someone’s ability to interact with others in real life. It’s not an “either or” situation. People with balance in their life can find time to do both.

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