Recently, a Pearls Before Swine cartoon by Stephan Pastis caught my attention. The conversation between the two pig characters was:
“What are you doing?”
“Life has overwhelmed me, so I have shoved my head into the sand.”
“Why would you do that?”
“Because ignoring reality is the next best thing to changing it.”
[Fellow pig puts head in sand next to friend.]
“This is the happiest day of my life.”
I believe that the common thread linking all bloggers together, no matter their blogging style or topic, is making a difference in the world around them. Specifically, trying to change reality rather than ignoring it.
Still, there are a lot of days when I’d rather stick my head in the sand, crawl into the nearest dark cave, and forget about the horrible things I read, things that happen to other people, things that happen to me, and the daily grind of life.
So I’d like to know how the above conversation makes you feel. I want to know if your blogging is part of your social contribution to the welfare of the planet, or something you do for yourself and no one else.
If you blog to help others, then why? How do you think your blogging will help? Has it? Tell us some stories of how your blogging helped to change reality and the world or your community.
If a blog has changed your life, the way you think, how you live and react to life, also share those stories with us. We want to know how blogging impacts our lives and changes the world. Or don’t you think of it that way? Do you do head-in-the-sand blogging? What do you have to say?
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