Thursday, May 10, 2012

Why We Blog!

Believe it when I say I wrote a comment on blog controversy  Rick & Paulette's RV Travels and, before I realized it, I had written a long diatribe that I felt was good enough to  include in my own blog.  So, here it is!


I recall why we started writing a blog. It was a seamless way to communicate our adventures (dull or exciting) to family, friends and acquaintances. It was a communications tool that would not invade email 'inboxes' but would be out there for those who chose to drop in. It was, quite simply, non-invasive communication.

It was a great way to archive our blogs - for future publication or web storage - and it could include as many photos as we chose to insert. It could be long form, short form, daily or bi-weekly, and would include material we felt would interest our primary readers.

The bonus was the wonderful bloggers we have met on line, and in person, these past 16 months. We have also learned about wonderful new places to explore; new hikes, foods, restaurants, points of interest and more.

We have been given wonderful tools to make our online lives more interesting, entertaining and knowledgeable.

We have read along with those who faced trials and tribulations as well as the highs and the lows in their lives.

And we continue to wish for more stories and meeting more interesting RVers. That is what makes writing a blog - and reading from others - so interesting. Although it is primarily a personal, historical diary, it has evolved into something we would not have imagined those many months back.

Blogging simply exposes just how interesting everyone is, how unique their lives are, how wonderfully diverse we all are and how we all bring an interesting personal and geographic diversity to the little WEB world we all play in.

I like many blogs; I dislike many others! That's the reality. While I may not agree with every one's point of view, I try to understand it. Sometimes I simply tire of pontification and other times I relish reading it. It depends on the writer and his/her message.

A little controversial (I use the term loosely) expression is valuable too! If it is well thought out - as I believe Rick's post was - I relish reading and understanding that point of view. When it is simply pontification - without substance, thought, or riddled with misinformed truths - I tune out. I fully suspect that many have tuned out from our blog too. It it, quite frankly, inconsequential and does not affect our lives.

At the risk of repeating myself, I return to our original intention for creating our blog in the first place.

C'est la vie! (Such is life) As we say in French!

Soldier on Rick. Rick & Paulette's RV Travels You are a most valuable contributor to our blog world.


  1. Rene, when I first read your comment on my blog this morning, I thought it would make a great post.

    I'm glad you decided to do just that because it is one of the best explanations of 'Why I Blog' that I have ever read.

    Congrats - great job!

  2. Nice post Rene' and explanation. I myself am not a great blogger but blogging has allowed us to meet some neat people and try and share a little about ourselves and who we are with others.

  3. Well said Rene' Could not have said it any better...