Dictionary online states that "the full formal name of blog is weblog" and simply enough defined as "a journal written online and accessible to users of the Internet."
About.com gives the meaning for blogging as "the act of posting content on a blog (a Web log or online journal) or posting comments on someone else's blog." Of course these two definitions seem very cold and insensitive to those of us who have developed a passion for blogging, those who make a living from blogging, those who educate and help others through blogging,and those who depend on blogging for social interaction. And of course all the other 100's of reasons we blog.
All I know is that blogging has become a passion for me, if I can meet a few awesome people and some fabulous blogs (which I have Kelly@Never Cry Over Spilled Milk, Zoe@rewritten, Chris@Life Your Way, Rob-Bear@Bears Noting, Tracy@Crazy as Normal, and Jules@My Mom's a Whack Job just to name a few off the top of my head), regain some of my social skills I think I have lost, and make a little cash on the side while blogging all the while fulfilling a dream to write, to be heard, to make a difference, to be appreciated, to be accepted in to this whole new world of blogging, and to be praised by my peers then by golly I think I am going to make it in this world after all.
Maybe this is what I am meant to do! Or at least until I grow up and get a better full-time job, a new life (less drama, chaos, and toxicity) but I think I will always blog whether rich or still poor, single never married, full of drama and chaos and of course there will always be toxic people to try and pull you down, but I will never let anything get in the way of me blogging. I have a loud mouth and I have a lot more shit to say! Stay tuned! *Bows and Grins*I do want to say thanks to all the bloggers that have been kind, friendly, supportive, and very helpful to me in finding my way through the blogosphere which Wikipedia says it is "made up of all blogs and their interconnections and that it is where all blogs exist together as a connected community (or as a collection of connected communities) or as a social network in which everyday authors can publish their opinions." Well, we all know the truth behind Wikipedia, but I agree with everything that was said except that not all authors publish just their opinions. HAH, some people are knowledgeable and even trained and schooled in what they write about. With that said, the blogosphere has been a very open and flexible in giving us personal/lifestyle bloggers a chance to be heard, whether to entertain, inform, or educate we all serve our own purposes.