My mother-in-law is very proud of my blog. She enjoys telling as many people about it as possible, and she is quite the enthusiast.
Last weekend, we attended her 80th birthday party in Atlanta. Of course it was a fun get-together and always great to catch up with family and old friends.
During the final day of festivities, Sylvia was in a conversation with several family members and began to talk about Tracy’s New York Life. There were bewildered expressions around the table. I could tell that several people didn’t completely understand. This has happened before. And actually, before I started writing my blog, I didn’t really know too much about blogs either. I am starting to catch on.
Sylvia isn’t part of the Cyber-Generation, however she has figured this out quickly. Her promotional skills are so strong that I offered her a position as my PR agent, however she declined.
For everyone out there who doesn’t know what a blog is—it’s really anything you want it to be. A “Weblog” also known as a BLOG for short, is a website or part of a website that often consists of commentary and opinion. It can be fact or fiction, serious or funny, can include photos, videos and graphics. In my opinion, it has become the periodical of the new Millennium.
Anyone can blog and many do, but most don’t do it over the long-term. It’s difficult to express yourself in cyberspace when at times no one is reading. But, it is also a terrific outlet, and sometimes it doesn’t matter if anyone is reading. However, the performer in me likes an audience.
Some people jog, some do yoga, some cook, and my sister-in-law Dina knits to relieve stress. I have tried each of these activities, but I prefer blogging.
I can bang away for hours as time permits, and eventually I grow tired until the next session. I can vent, curse, laugh or cry, and the best part is that no one sees me except Bogey and Mimi, and occasionally Mike. (If I start howling, he will insist that I let him in the room).
Blogging is not for everyone and it does require a level of commitment for success. There are plenty of other pastimes, especially living in this great city. But each time I sit down and I stare at my little laptop, I immerse myself in the thought of something past, present or future in New York City. For this reason more than any other, I would rather be blogging.