Still Time to Win!
Just a reminder, the super-fantastic contest at MBT ends tonight at midnight. There’s still time to tell us how blogging empowers you--the winner will win a free registration to BlogHer! There’s a runner-up prize too! Find the deets here.
How does blogging empower me, you ask? I’ll tell you. Before I became a mother I worked for a really fun, dynamic music company where I considered most of my colleagues my friends. We ate lunch together every day and talked about everything: movies, books, childhood experiences, sex, philosophy, reality TV (OK, lots of talk about reality TV). The point is, I spent a lot of time talking to people, debating, learning, listening, and, occasionally, waving my arms in the air, ranting.
Since I quit my job to stay at home with Cakes, I have much less opportunity to converse with interesting, intelligent people in person (yes, Cakes is interesting and intelligent but she doesn’t talk back much). Sure, I meet lots of them at the park, but it is rare to really have a conversation with one of them. It is continuously interrupted, cut short, or distracted. It’s not enough.
In the blogosphere, I can compose my thoughts at my leisure (often more successfully than in person actually—-I’m not that articulate in person). I can engage whenever I like, with fabulous, brilliant, experienced, thoughtful, compassionate, courageous men and women. And for that, I’m most thankful. It keeps me going.