The general public (please do not crit this description…I quite literally mean general) have no clue what blogging is, what it’s for, who uses it or why. I’m not parading myself about as an expert (because I am far from an expert) but I like to think that my stumbling through self-experience has taught me if not some, at least a few, blogging basics.
When asked in conversation to share my URL address, I am generally forced to endure (by some putsy individual participating in the conversation), the following 10 lines of dialogue:
Other: ‘So you blog right?’
Kerry: ‘Elementary, my dear Watson.’
Other: ‘Ah (the irritating, self-satisfactory kind of ‘ah’ when used in any other sentence would sound like ‘Ah, I’ve got you all figured out’) so you blog about your day right? What you’ve had for breakfast, what you did, who you met up with…how often you went to the bathroom?’
Kerry: OH.MY.WORD. ‘Uh, no not exact…’
Other: ‘What makes you think people care about you and what you do in a day? I wouldn’t read your blog. Jeez, just keep a diary. ‘Attention-seeker’ much?’
Kerry: ‘Like I was trying to say, no, that’s not wha…’
Other: ‘Well, I wouldn’t have time in day to read what someone else has to say anyway. Far too busy with my own s**t.’
All the while I'm thinking, 'Yes, well, they'll never find your body...'
Kerry: ‘Okay…good thing I wasn't giving the URL to you then.’
Other: ‘No well, maybe give it to me; I’ll have a look.’
Kerry: ‘Ah…’ (Yes, the very same ‘Ah’ as explained above).