Why teh blogging rocks

15 Oct

A lot of people they say why do you blog? Or they say blogging? what’s that? And then you tell them a bit about it and they look at you for another bit, and then they say something along the lines of why do you blog?

I could write an essay on it for a university subject. Or I could post comments at the posts on the topic that pop up from time to time. Or, I could tell you that I blog for moments like this.

Like, how good is that? A week later, and it still makes me smile.

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21 Responses to “Why teh blogging rocks”

  1. Pavlov's Cat October 15, 2006 at 6:58 pm #

    I don’t mind the ‘Why do you blog?’ people — it’s the ones who sneer and roll their eyes at the very word ‘blog’ that get to me. Especially when (a) they know sod-all about it and (b) they are my friends.

    Sigh.

  2. Pavlov's Cat October 15, 2006 at 6:58 pm #

    I don’t mind the ‘Why do you blog?’ people — it’s the ones who sneer and roll their eyes at the very word ‘blog’ that get to me. Especially when (a) they know sod-all about it and (b) they are my friends.

    Sigh.

  3. Laura October 15, 2006 at 8:32 pm #

    But how do you/I/we tell people who say what’s a blog? about those moments (and I agree, they really are what makes it worth the trouble.

  4. Laura October 15, 2006 at 8:35 pm #

    ps before last week I was one of those people who would look at you and say what’s okra? so it’s all good.

  5. Galaxy October 16, 2006 at 9:44 am #

    This morning I was reading my email and I saw that there’s a masterclass in Adelaide which is really very tangential to my work, but straight away I was thinking, now how could I squish my topic into this masterclass so I could go to Adelaide (all expenses paid) and meet ThirdCat?

    Glad you liked the post. It was very much my pleasure thinking about you and your wonderful blog while I was cooking.

  6. elsewhere October 16, 2006 at 12:45 pm #

    Oh, I can feel another why-blog-meme coming on. it’s that time of the year…

    I think we should all go to the Writers Festival next year and meet up with the teh Cats of Adelaide.

  7. JahTeh October 16, 2006 at 3:33 pm #

    This is by far a much healthier dish than the one I posted, unfortunately for my backside, I know which one I’d go for. I do love chickpea flour as a batter mix though.

  8. Pavlov's Cat October 16, 2006 at 3:43 pm #

    Yes, I think an Adelaide grogblog is about due. What we need is a visitor to galvanise us into action.

  9. Pavlov's Cat October 16, 2006 at 3:43 pm #

    Yes, I think an Adelaide grogblog is about due. What we need is a visitor to galvanise us into action.

  10. hasarder October 18, 2006 at 11:17 am #

    I’ll be visiting in December. I’d love a grogblog, never done it before.

  11. Laura October 18, 2006 at 12:27 pm #

    I’ve never been to Adelaide. Planning far ahead isn’t something I’m terribly good at, but I really like El’s suggestion about the Writers festival.

  12. Pavlov's Cat October 18, 2006 at 2:39 pm #

    The tragic news about Adders Writers’ Week is that it’s part of the Adelaide Festival and therefore only happens once every two years. I believe there are plans afoot to make it annual, but I don’t think they are ready to kick in yet. What we have in alternate years, eg 2007, is the Festival of Ideas, which always has terrific guests, often really serious international heavyweights in fields like human rights, (history and philosophy of) science, politics, theology, sociology, climatology etc etc, and huge attendances.

    It’s held in the winter, unfortunately. For me the ideal Adelaide bloggy get-together would be a takeover, some time in late spring or early autumn, of the entire outdoor deck area at the Grange Jetty Kiosk (which is actually a restaurant), drinking divine SA wine and watching the rabbits playing in the sand dunes and the dolpins playing in the gulf.

  13. Pavlov's Cat October 18, 2006 at 2:39 pm #

    The tragic news about Adders Writers’ Week is that it’s part of the Adelaide Festival and therefore only happens once every two years. I believe there are plans afoot to make it annual, but I don’t think they are ready to kick in yet. What we have in alternate years, eg 2007, is the Festival of Ideas, which always has terrific guests, often really serious international heavyweights in fields like human rights, (history and philosophy of) science, politics, theology, sociology, climatology etc etc, and huge attendances.

    It’s held in the winter, unfortunately. For me the ideal Adelaide bloggy get-together would be a takeover, some time in late spring or early autumn, of the entire outdoor deck area at the Grange Jetty Kiosk (which is actually a restaurant), drinking divine SA wine and watching the rabbits playing in the sand dunes and the dolpins playing in the gulf.

  14. Pavlov's Cat October 18, 2006 at 11:52 pm #

    Dolphins.

  15. Pavlov's Cat October 18, 2006 at 11:52 pm #

    Dolphins.

  16. ThirdCat October 19, 2006 at 9:16 am #

    Are there rabbits in them thar hills? Also, have you ever seen a snake there? Those beware of snake signs are one of Adelaide’s weirder things.

  17. Pavlov's Cat October 19, 2006 at 12:15 pm #

    I’ve seen Grange Jetty rabbits at dusk. The Semaphore dunes are full of swoozly snake tracks if you look — it’s quite amazing that nobody ever seems to get bitten.

  18. Pavlov's Cat October 19, 2006 at 12:15 pm #

    I’ve seen Grange Jetty rabbits at dusk. The Semaphore dunes are full of swoozly snake tracks if you look — it’s quite amazing that nobody ever seems to get bitten.

  19. Helen October 19, 2006 at 12:37 pm #

    it’s the ones who sneer and roll their eyes at the very word ‘blog’ that get to me. Especially when (a) they know sod-all about it and (b) they are my friends.

    That makes me sad, too.
    It happened the other day. In the presence of the sneerer’s husband. Who has a blog.
    We are in Melbourne and we have a Beware of Snakes sign in the park next door.

  20. hasarder October 19, 2006 at 1:44 pm #

    I saw a rabbit down that way last summer. Must admit it surprised me.

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