A couple of very treasured friends of mine challenged me this week.
I can't say I particularly enjoyed the challenge (or perhaps the honesty) however in their opinions, I am lucky to have friends who will do just that.
And they are right. There are people everywhere who are all to quick to nod in agreement and on the same scale, there are those who are all to quick to pick apart. Questioning and challenging involves listening and thinking. And I like friends who do this. I also appreciate honestly.
So the contentious topic and challenge centred around blogging. This led to a most heated discussion between the table. One in which I sat and listened, thought, left thinking about, talked about and thought about some more. Comments were made such as, "writing a blog implies you are worthy of being read," and, "there are plenty of intelligant people who would never write a blog". Also, "there is a certain level of confidence one must have in themselves to publish ones own thoughts on such a open site."
Im not sure a consensus was reached on this topic. But there was understanding gained between the parties. These understandings were:
1. My blog is for me. I'm a social person, a people person, I like to talk, and I like to share. Sharing is one of my therapies. And because this blog is firstly for me, I will no longer send it via email.
2. But because I know some people are interested in my tales and my thoughts, and because I like to share, I will continue to write this blog. Those who are interested will read.
3. As an exception to understanding number 3, my family will still receive my blog via email. Because family don't get to choose whether they listen to me or not, even when I am over the other side of the world!
4. Name change. Not mine-my blog. From Livi blogs, to The Blog Weaver.
Thanks must go to my treasured friends. Friends that challenge, friends that listen, friends that think (and friends im sure will follow regardless of email notifications!).