I’ve been giving some thought to the word blog. Where it came from? What it means? How it sounds (Ick!) What I think about the word?
The original meaning of the word blog meant a chronicle or a written diary (web log – blog). That was then. But this is now. Blogging has evolved for the private individual and the enterprising soul.
The new breed of individual blogger cares, and wants to be nurtured in return with comments and words that will further them along in their endeavors, their hopes, their dreams, their goals, their disappointments, their pain, their successes, their joy, their laughter. Blogging has become much more than a written diary but now is a personal connection and a medium of exchange in the finest, truest and most meaningful manner.
I think that blogging and bloggers are pretty wonderful. But the word, I’m convinced it’s not the true word to describe who we are and what we do.
And then it dawned on me. There are a couple of letters missing from the word blog. So I’ve added them and here they are:
BLOG + E and N= BELONG
Belong. That’s how I feel when I sit down to write, upload a photograph or share some thoughts, ideas, art, music, food, anything. I feel connected. And when I’m reading other people’s words or viewing their visual images I’m filled with a feeling of making a difference with my comments. And when I read their comments to me that inspire and make me feel better about myself, then I feel a part of something enriching and vibrant. I finally feel I’ve found a place where I fit in, where I – belong!