You would never know it, but I used to hate to write. (I blame it on English teachers who didn’t appreciate my writing style). As you can tell, I now really like to write, (thanks to English teachers who taught me how to write better and who appreciated my writing style). And as I get older, I feel the need to express my opinion more often. I think I’m becoming more opinionated with age. Thank God for blogs. I have actually been able to share my ideas with people other than the individuals I know. Some of them I believe are important as I think they can help change people’s attitudes about things from my small-time virtual pulpet. People often don’t get why I blog. Part of it is to write for fun, but part of it is to make a difference by conveying what I want to tell the world on the web. If I come up high in search results, then I can be more influential than the next girl or guy. And I get to entertain people with some hardly useful thoughts I come up with. I find that satisfying too. But blogs aren’t just about me. I came to the blogging world very late compared to others.
An important point that my friend and long time reader of TIN, Dave, brought up: blogging is a great media equalizer. It’s like democracy for news. We don’t have to rely on corporate-tainted media telling us “the facts”. Now, any one of us with internet access and a few bucks can spout off. And that’s great. Plus it gives a search user easy access to the pulse of the world. It does create a new predicament though. No credentials or credibility, (besides a basic command of language), are needed to do this. Dumb people of the world can spread their misinformation and hatred.
My next objective is to actually make some money off of this blog. You may have noticed the Google AdSense advertising at the top. I would love to make a living off of blogging, so if any of you would like to advertise on here, drop me a line. According to this website, an ad on my site should cost $9 per month. I do get close to 50 visitors a day, have had more than 27,000 visitors in the two years since “Things I’ve Noticed” launched. I don’t foresee myself shutting down anytime soon. That’s because I don’t stop thinking and I can’t stop noticing things.