I happened to be on the letterboxing blog of a fellow boxer today. He's been letterboxing for many years and you would very likely recognize his trail name. He has been consistently finding and planting all these years. He has also been posting on his blog on a regular basis all these years. The blog entries are very interesting, detailed and well written. And in addition to the blog entries, he has added a lot of his own personal boxing statistics, broken down into different categories and kept up to date all these years.
He has kept up with his blogging with almost no comments by readers. Obviously this doesn't mean no one is reading the blog but I picked some years at random and looked for comments. There are almost no comments. Ever.
I really admire the fact that this really interesting person has kept plugging away at this blog all these years with what seems to be almost no feedback or encouragement. It's a very well done blog with really great photos, links, and fascinating information on the places he goes, sometimes alone and sometimes with friends.
There are people who stick their noses up at blogs and snipe that the people who keep them have no life. That's bullshit. This blog is a perfect example of a person who has kept up with an interesting blog and very obviously "has a life". And no one "has no life" anyway. The life each of us has IS our life, however simple or complicated that may be. No one's life is any less valuable than another life.
There are millions of blogs out there just waiting to be read. The blogs that you see featured in The New York Times are the rare cases. Most bloggers are just ordinary people reminding the universe they are here. Everyone wants to shout "Here I Am, It's ME!" Everyone wants the universe to know they are more that just a speck among all the other specks on the planet.
Considering the date of the last entry in my blog, consistency has not been my hallmark. But I admire it in others!