I’ve recently been called “Some Kind of a Blogging Nut” by a person of prominence. Stated in such a derrogatory manner, it was no term of endearment! For some reason it tickles me, as I aspire to live up to that pejorative.
Chances are, if you don’t understand blogs or blogging, you are not going to see this post. That is so sad, in so many ways. I suppose not everyone is capable of comprehending the changes brought about by the Internet for writers.
The one thing I’m trying to convey with my writing here is that for those who have led a life with any interest, it benefits the entire world for them to share their experiences in a blog. That’s most of what I have to say, in a nutshell.
If you are a writer, if you are a blogger, if you use the Internet to do research, surely you understand my message. We have wonderful resources; managed sites, like Wikipedia, and other formal information sources available for these purposes. But, in them, we won’t find the personal accounting of the history from people who lived through things like the great depression, WWII, the Korean War, or Viet Nam. Seriously, any simple story some person wants to share about how it was and what they were doing when they were going through it may be of value to someone who would not otherwise understand that experience.
This is the essence of “Blogging for Posterity”. Future generations will want to know.
It’s really quite simple. Blogging for posterity requires only the ability to tell a story. Sharing your point of view from where you were in that part of history may be the most valuable contribution you can make to society, your friends and family, or maybe only to yourself. The value of social networking comes from participants who are willing to contribute. Be one of them.
That’s all I’m trying to say.