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It is unavoidable… One of those things that that are as clear as sunlight… early or later there will be a time in any blogger’s career where he or she will feel burnt out or simply wonder where things are going…

It’s kinda like any relationship really. What do you do when it gets too personal… What do you do next?

Yeah… Ok… Maybe I am overthinking this… But I blame it on Sunniva Anne… She posted and tagged me asking why do I blog in a moment where I’ve been trying to define this myself.

And the weirdest thing is that after 9 years I still don’t know the answer to that. My blog has had quite a few incarnations, you see? It started as a travel blog the first time I came to the UK. Then it followed my adventures with the person that then became my (ex) wife and mum of my 2 eldest sons… It saw and witnessed me falling in love again to the woman that became the mum of my 3rd son… An account of my family life and my adventures as a dad. It saw the rise and fall of different stages in my life… It has been the one constant when my life got turned upside down… Twice…

Urbanvox is not my only name I have signed under as well… I ran 2 other blogs parallel for quite a while… One of them Documenting a rather naughty side of mine which I’ve decided to explore when I found myself alone for the 1st time in well… forever. The other one talking about my constant search trying to find myself… This spiritual endeavour only came to confirm that the search never ends… We live… We learn… We adapt and add to what is there already… Simple…

why do I blog? Why not? I mean… As part of the human race we’ve have been trying to leave our mark since the beginning of times… Hieroglyphs, letters, monuments, books… Isn’t the internet the media of the times we live in? I guess like the older generations I want to carve my story on the walls of time…

I wonder if future generations will ever read it… A judge asked me a couple of months ago why do I share photos of my sons on the internet… That made me think… I guess the answer to that would be for the same reason his generation used to make dozens and dozens of printed albums… To show them to people… Only difference is that now we can show hem to more and more people instead of just to our immediate neighbourhood like it used to be not so long ago… Globalisation… The world is our neighbourhood…

Because of places like my blog or Facebook my family, which is scattered around the globe, can get to know what’s going on in my life and my sons so much easier than if I had to spam their emails all the time.

We live in the social media generation… Scary thought though is t it? I have been much more careful on what I share and what I don’t lately… But it I still instinctively to pull my mobile and twit my sons latest achievements or snap a photo and Facebook it…

It is part of who I am already… Part of who we are as bloggers…

Why do I blog? Well… Why not?

(That doesn’t help much does it??? ;) )


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  1. very interesting, thanks for sharing, so much of social media scares me to death and i am careful of what i share, as i have older kids, my kids are not keen on facebook, and none have accounts, but its always nice to see younger kids growing up having fun, keep sharing

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