Friday, December 30, 2005

Message in a bottle

Writing a blog seems very much like sending out a message in a bottle. Or perhaps like tying a note to a balloon hoping that where ever it lands, someone will care enough to read it and maybe even reply. We use to do this at school when I was a kid. You tie some kind of note and contact info to the string, let it go and wait. Waiting for a kid is so very hard. Your expectations are so high and you hope each and every day for a reply. But the fact is that very few of the balloons we ever released at school ever received a reply. So it must be for posting blogs. The chances are one in several million that anyone will ever care to even take a peek at what you've written yet millions of people post every day.

Oh, well. Still I'll hope and send my balloons up into the air, cross my fingers and wait.

2 comments:

Sandra said...

Well, your balloon landed in Australia! Is your husband Iranian, or you? I can't imagine living in the Middle East at the moment though I guess not all of the country is at war. Blogs are funny things - it's more like a journal I think. I'm not a very good writer and I certainly hate to hand-write a diary LOL but it's fun to blog around for a little while each day. There are so many interesting people out there!

Shellie said...

Sandra,
Hubby is Iranian. I agree it's fun to blog...as long as Blogger is cooperating with me. ;)

And living in the Middle East right now is actually much calmer and more relaxed than living in the US, at least for me.