Getting Started With This Blog Thing
That's a funny term isn't it? Blogging. The first time I heard about blogs was in 2004 during a class in graduate school. The class examined the remediation (changing the form of media) of communication venues--in other words, books redone as movies redone on DVD's, etc. All forms of communication have followed some path of remediation, and blogs were one of the latest forms at the time. Or so my professor said.
I haven't researched the history of blogs, but I do recall wondering what in the world a blog was. The answer I received in 2004 was that it was like a diary that you kept on the internet. Well, that made absolutely no sense to me. Diaries are all about privacy, right? So why would you post your diary on the internet for all of the world to read?
If I was asked today, I'd tell someone that a blog is an online version of a person's special interest column in a magazine or newspaper. At least that definition is easier for me to follow.
What about you? When did you first learn about blogs? Do you have one? Why or why not?
In the future, I'll be blogging about a series of different topics. I chose An Eclectic Muse for my blog title because I didn't want to limit myself to just one topic. So, you might read about a book I'm reading, a writing issue I'm facing, a health solution I'm trying, a vacation I took, an employee development topic, my church, family, or just about anything else. I hope you stick around and discover the wide world of my interests and expand yours, too.