To Blog or Not to Blog
So you may be asking yourselves, "if this girl hates the computer so much, why is she rambling on in a blog about how much she hates the computer?" Well, the answer is quite simple. You see, our director has asked us to post here. That, and we are hosting the RMPTC this year and I have been asked to join a round table discussion about blogging (I am the anti in case you hadn't figured it out by now. Anti just sounds so harsh. I'm really not anti; more like I'd rather not. But that sounds offensive too. Wow, do I feel like a self inflicted jerk) Okay, so before I completely derail from the point of this post, I'll get to it (go ahead, breathe a sigh of relief; this is almost over).
I want to express my reasons for not loving the idea of blogging and I would love to hear what you all have to say. Not only will it help me in my role for the discussion, but perhaps one of you can convince me to become a regular poster. So here it is in a nutshell.
Reasons for Sam not loving the idea of blogging:
- It takes a really long time to sort through all of the posts and feel like I am in on the discussion
- It is harder for me to have an honest conversation when I am able to edit my thoughts
- I am an instant gratification type of person, so I don't like having to go back and check into an ongoing conversation over the course of hours or days
- I feel like the conversation is oftentimes fragmented
- It takes a really long time to sort through posts, and I hate being chained to a computer (yes, this one is a repeat, but it is the big one)
- I feel like off-the-cuff conversation can yield more, and sometimes better results than conversation that is carefully scripted
Sam from Boise