Day 4 on WordPress and I’m addicted to blogging. It’s a beautiful drug. More than writing, I love reading what others have to say. Everyday, I spend a great deal of time reading blogs than working on mine. I’ve found some really great posts and have also made some friends by exchanging simple words in comments.
Last night, while I began my ritual of writing to my diary (whenever I feel I have to say something to another form of myself), I had a realization, and it actually makes me very, very happy.
I have always loved people who have never given up and kicked the butt of every problem that blocks their way. They’re inspiring. They’re optimistic. They’re brave.
I know it’s hard. I’ve had low self-confidence. I found it hard to stand up and speak for myself. Now that I’ve stepped out of it, I feel better, much better. I certainly didn’t like it back then. I wasn’t really living. Even if I found myself enjoying something, it was with great hesitation. I’d missed so much, just because I was scared.
I may have come out of it all in a different manner, but after reading a post by a reader, and having a little conversation with her, I realized blogging can heal.
It really can. Just like her, this new friend of mine, I discovered, that so many people post what they won’t say to real people in the real word. They share everything that is in their hearts here on this cold, white screen, with a virtual audience. Writing a few paragraphs, being honest, and sharing it with this world of friendly strangers is helping them overcome their fears.
It’s great to see how blogs are healing people, regardless of the fact that they have a readership or not. They’re finding peace and often encouragement by blogging. It’s such a beautiful, easy therapy, and it’s free!
I really think blogging is the best thing the Internet has come up with so far. I don’t know why, but it makes me happy to learn that people can find a refuge in blogging. This could be phenomenal. Blogs are actually changing people’s lives! How great (and beautiful) that is!
People form so many long lasting bonds with strangers through this medium- people with the possibility of never even meeting, but those who can touch our hearts. One blog can connect the world, more deeply. There will be more empathy. Everyone will learn that deep down we’re all the same, with fears and dreams and a little spark of hope.
I think more people need to know about the power of blogs. It could help so many people. We’ll never know, though.