Ever wonder why someone decides to start a blog? Me too! So here's my story.
During the last days of Dec 03 I decided it was time to change my life. I had been in a rut and was unhappy with the way things were going. One of my first goals was to drop the e-Harmony matches that were going nowhere. Told one guy 'thanks, but no thanks' since he wanted to move waaaaay too fast. Told the other guy 'either dance or get off the stage' cause he was moving waaaay too slow. And unlike Goldilocks, there was no 'just right' guy...but I digress!
So the guys were history and I decided to investigate via Google about this whole e-Harmony set-up...and I stumbled onto a blog....my very first. Hmmmmm. Had heard of them...these things called weblogs...and so I posted a comment, this guy Curt wrote back, and lo and behold, I was talking to a blogger.
Sounds goofy, corny and trite, but that interaction was the catalyst that got my life going in a whole new direction!
Fast forward several months. Have gone from spending 10 hours a month to 140 hours a month on the internet. I am seriously addicted to blogs these days. SERIOUSLY! Thanks to blogs, I became a Deaniac and backed a political candidate for the first time in my life. Thanks to blogs, I got involved with a local Dean group that gave me a focus for my political frustration with GWB. Thanks to blogs, I met a ton of people around the world that have inspired, motivated, encouraged and yes, frustrated me. And thanks to blogs, I have become a much happier person. And, one of my fellow Deaniacs has become my first client in my new organizing business....talk about being at the right place, at the right time!
So thanks Academy...I wouldn't be here without you.
Curt, you're the catalyst and you rock! (www.museworld.com)
My buddy Howard who listened to my endless stories of what I've learned from blogs...after each retelling he would say with a smile 'sure Kath, that's a likely story'
Kos, (www.dailykos.com) you are the standard bearer of blogosphere political analysis...or at least you are in my opinion...and it's my blog so I can say this and if others don't agree, well that's just too bad!
Zack (www.zackpunk.net) you said to let you know when I got my blog up and running. Consider yourself advised.
Emily (www.strangechord.com) you are a breath of fresh air. Don't always agree with you but I always come away having learned a great deal about many of the subjects you hold dear to your heart.
Dooce (www.dooce.com) and Jon (www.blurbomat.com)...when do Chuck and Leta get their own blogs?
Tom...not a blogger but a fellow Deaniac who also is my first 'guinea pig' organizing client...thanks for encouraging me to not only start my blog but to start my business as well.
For all you aformentioned bloggers that might visit from time to time, and all you blog readers out there, fair warning that this is a work in progress. Am not a technical person...far from it...that's why I bought an i-Book. So no laughing anytime soon, ok??!
Stay tuned...we'll see where this venture takes me and what wonders I'll encounter along the way. Yeah, I know....a likely story, huh???