Saturday, January 8, 2011

Blog is the New Black


Many of you I know from our days of more prolific blogging on MySpace. Those were the days, weren't they? Where I would just sit down usually every day (sometimes twice!), empty my head out and into a blog, then hit "Post". I didn't care about what I was putting out into the world, I just wanted it out of my brain. It wasn't writing, it wasn't even "serious blogging", it was just fun and also therapeutic.


When the exodus from MySpace to Facebook happened, I lost contact with nearly every one of my "Friends" and have missed their blogs ever since. One of these former MySpace bloggers, Dana, has come up with a brilliant idea to try to get us all organised again. To revive our abandoned blogs and spend less time playing those time-suck Facebook games. Even to delete our accounts if possible. I've scaled down my FB use significantly lately, but I won't delete it because I have a lot of family members there that I don't get to see often enough and it helps us to catch up with one another.


I have been wanting to start writing again for a long time now, I just needed a push. Thank you, Dana, for doing this for all of us. She has compiled a list seen here. If you would like to join us in blogging more regularly, drop her a note and she will add you to the list. I intend to subscribe to everyone on the list, though I know that I haven't exactly been *ahem* even reading blogs either. I know! I'm awful! In fact, that's going to be my New Year's Resolution. Read and write more blogs. Also, if you have a blog and I am not subscribed to it, leave your url in the comments section for me. Pretty please?


That's all,

Twills

XOXO

12 comments:

Mistress MadamX said...

Dana is really cool and i am lucky to have her as a friend. Yes the Facebook games suck the life out of me and actually frustrate me so. I have scaled down a bit too and I think I will hurt anyone who post another comment that I am eager to see and find out its a brick from Fronterville or a paint bucket. How about a Hi how are you. LOL. good to meet you by the way!

Dana said...

Thank you for the appreciation, but I really just took an opportunity to save my intellect and start blogging again. I've listened to a few close friends gripe about spending so much time on FB and not blogging. I felt myself becoming more a part of that FB, fast food culture, and I wanted to change my patterns. I knew that I couldn't do it myself. The idea to make the event really originated from a status by Britta in which she said that she missed the discourse of blogging. Dabi deserves credit for inviting quite a few people to the event (like about 60 or so). Other people sent invitations as well.

It's good to be part of a community again. We just have to keep pushing each other. Now, I have to sit down and write my own blog. I've been enjoying all of yours too much, though.

(Also, thank you Becks. ;))

MuseNoir said...

Great blog, thanks for putting it all so well. I thank Dana too and Dabi who invited me! Yay! I feel my brain waking up ... lets all come back to life, okay?

Twills said...

This idea has so much promise. I'm excited to try to get my brain back in action again.

Frani said...

I look good in black. It's always my favorite. I'm glad to be introduced to your blog.

Twills said...

I love black too, as you can see from my other blog. :)

Dabi said...

Dana is our patron saint. The patron saint of giving bloggers a swift kick in the ass to fire those blogs up again. Much love and respect to her for taking this up.

By the way, did we know each other on MySpace. You seem familiar, but I'm not sure if I read your blogs, or if you mine.

Twills said...

I don't think we knew each other, but we most likely had all the same friends, such as these things go. I changed my name on MySpace a lot so it would be difficult for someone to remember me by name.

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Organic Meatbag said...

Funny, I started my blogging career (ha! career, wtf am I thinking?) on MySpace as well... in fact, when I got on Blogger, I shamelessly but cleverly reconstructed many of my old myspace blogs to look like fresh new posts here when I was low on material...hahaha

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