It’s 10 years today since I started blogging.
My introduction to blogs came through reading Kiwiblog which introduced me to other blogs, including No Minister, Lindsay Mitchell, Not PC, Whale Oil, and the sadly gone but not forgotten Cactus Kate and Keeping Stock.
Reading led to commenting and that led to the thought I could start my own blog. I happened to mention that thought to a friend who is much more computer savvy than I am, she said it would be easy and thanks to WordPress, it was.
Once I started blogging I found other blogs and different news sites which, for a while supplanted books.
A trip to Argentina for a couple of weddings when I had no internet access for several days at a time persuaded me that less blogging would be more healthy and I cut back on computer time.
Every now and then I contemplate giving up altogether and perhaps I will one day.
But not yet.
I still enjoy the writing and, whether or not I agree with them, the contribution from those who leave comments.
Without them this would be a very one-sided conversation. With them there’s variety and for that, and the people who provide it, I’m grateful.