Another Blood Donation Day -@bloodassurance

It was another donation day at Blood Assurance. Today my blood type was needed because of a trauma situation in a local hospital. Giving saves lives and I’m always glad to give at the office.

The Blogging Landscape Now

I have noticed there are fewer places on the Internet for self-expression such as blogs. At one point and time, there were many places such as Multiply, Yahoo 360, Xanga, Typepad, Livejournal, and the like. Today it seems there are sites that are more dedicated to commerce and selling stuff. Even WordPress.com is going in that direction.

Blogger, one of the OG platforms has not been significantly updated in years. There are platforms such as Squarespace, Wix, and Weebly that have become more business-focused. Indeed the landscape is very different than it was in the 2000s and 2010s. For a deep dive into the history of blogging check out this article from Notre Dame of Maryland University.

Vlogging on YouTube, TikTok and even Instagram has become increasingly popular.

I don’t want to see Instagram and Facebook as the only places for sharing and community. Social media and networking are important. The more outlets the better. Let’s hope for more outlets in the future where old-school blogging still has a place on the web.

Well, Hello, February 2021

Wow! All of a sudden it’s February 2021. Let’s see what you have in store for us. I hope it will be a peaceful time. We could use a bit of a break. Love and peace to you all my good people.

Hello August 2020, Let’s See What You Got

OK August 2020 lets see if you can be better than August 2019. Tall order considering what is going on these days. We can only hope for better days. Let’s see what you got.

What This #Blogger Is All About

I write for expression and to help make sense of it all. Blogging for me is a means to connect with people. My hope is that I inform, inspire and perhaps lift some folks up. Sometimes I am very serious and other times a bit silly. You have to find a balance between the two. People need other people who will make their lives better and I think blogging can be a way to make that happen.

For me, blogging is just like talking. Jared Polis

This blog comes from a place of personal reflection, justice, inclusion, peace, faith and a spirit that seeks to cover the blogosphere with a lot of grace. I have said this before that blogging is my second religion.

My point of view comes from seeing and experiencing what is going on in the real world. Granted I have a Utopian hope for the here and now and tomorrow that everyone is cared for, nurtured and loved. I have said before if all people don’t have a place at the table or in the blogosphere then it is a threat to all of us.

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