Monday, March 15, 2010

the end is near...

Dear Blogosphere,

It's the end of the world as we know it. And I feel fine... how about you?

In the end, it won't have mattered how popular your blog was, how many subscribers you had, or how many times you were retweeted on twitter. It won’t have mattered how many friends you had on Facebook (do you even remember half of your “friends” from high school?) or what your Bejeweled Blitz score was.

No, what will matter is what is left behind:

- Yourself. Were you true to yourself? Now that your blog is gone, will people who read it know the real you? Or is there just an image of what you wanted people to think of you left?

- Your family. Did you represent them well? Did you speak kindly of them? Or were you constantly sharing negative stories and causing people to form opinions of them that aren’t the opinions you’d really like them to have?

- The relationships you made with people you hadn’t yet met. Are they genuine relationships? Or were they only formed to get you more page hits or to make you feel popular? Did they mean enough to you that you will pick up the phone and talk to them or dare I say write them a letter? Or will you still try to meet them, even if there aren’t any blog conferences left?

Once the internet is gone, life will go on. Will you be content with what remains? I sure hope I will be. My goal is to be real, with hopefully a little humor thrown in now and then. But since time is ticking, I’ve got to go and print off my blog so it’s not gone forever (oh and play one more game of Bejeweled Blitz…)!
This post is an entry into Mabel's Labels BlogHer '10 Contest. It's based off the hypothetical situation: Electrical storms are going to wipe out the Internet (perhaps forever). You have one day left to write about your passions: what do you want to say to the blogosphere in 300 words or less?


Lori said...

Good post, mama!

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Flesworthy said...

Great post & good points!

Judging by how much I FREAK OUT if our internet goes out for even a short time, I shudder at the thought of it going away forever.

Wendy said...

So. Freakin'. Awesome.
Girlfriend, you said everything I would want to, without resorting to snarkiness. (Not that I would've gotten snarky. Oh no, not at all. *Ahem*)

So, is it safe to say that emailing you my personal info would not be considered stalker-like behavior now? ;)

designHER Momma said...

I love this post. Some days, I know I'm guilty of putting too much stock in the Internet. But you nailed it.

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