I have a post I was going to put up today that now sits in 'draft'. Having spent the last four days floating around the periphery of BlogHer, I am left with deep and conflicting emotions concerning the things I saw there and I what think I have come to understand.
It's made me think about why I blog. Not that I would stop blogging - but just 'why?"
It's made me think about things I saw and heard - and questions I've heard asked.
It's made me wonder if the whole thing didn't and doesn't miss the point.
This whole blogging thing is about people. At least, that's what I think. For me, it's not about a)money, or b)popularity or c)fame.
In the year and 7 months or so that this blog has existed, I've made 94 cents.
As for popularity, I don't know what I would do with hundreds of comments per post. It would completely change how I interact with people - and I don't think I want to do that.
And fame - if I could, I would make SWMBO famous. She deserves it, not me.
So ... what is it about? I have said it before, here, and I will say it again: It ain't about me .. and it ain't about you .. It's about US.
Which is why I close my posts as I do, with a word I borrowed from another blogger now on hiatus: Ndinombethe. An African proverb. "As I go, I am wearing you."
Each of you colors and flavors me so that each day I learn and grow as a person.
THAT'S what this blog, if no other, is all about.
Pictures and BlogHer stories start tomorrow.