Monday, 23 March 2015

#MicroblogMondays: Thinking through my fingers

One of the great pleasures of blogging, and in particular, of ALI blogging, is writing a post that I really have to think about. I love reading blogs too, that confront me, and make me think. I often comment along the lines of “I’ve got to think more on this” or “I may post on this myself.” As I write a comment I start formulating a view, or see more questions that need to be asked, and sometimes have to restrain myself, or simply go away and think more. The mere act of sitting at my computer (or iPad) to write stimulates me to think, helps me formulate a position or view on an issue I’ve never considered before, maybe changes my position, or shows me that I don’t know enough to have a specific position or to write knowledgeably about a particular subject.

I love the intellectual stimulus that I get simply from reading and writing blogs, and the self-discovery I’ve enjoyed as a result.




14 comments:

  1. Beautiful Asimov quote! I think that writing challenges me to expand my thoughts and confront my beliefs, because I really want to nail the message I'm trying to deliver.

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  2. Writing and reading blogs certainly has been a growth experience.

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  3. I'm going to have to think on this. But seriously, you nailed it. That is why I love blogging also. I always have at least a dozen posts in draft mode while I try to figure out exactly what I want to say.

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  4. Beautiful quotes!

    https://happinessandfood.wordpress.com/2015/03/23/microblogmondays-april-atoz-challenge/

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  5. Mhm, not there yet. Often when I'm asked how I feel I answer "I don't know". I prefer to think and know things, rather than to feel things. Blogging is my way of admitting/acknowledging/getting to know my feelings. But since 'feeling through my fingers' sounds a bit icky I'll have to look for something different.

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  6. This happens to me, too. Blogging -- both the reading and the writing components -- have fostered clarity for the reasons you give.

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  7. Me too! I also like the experience of exploring another person's point of view.

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  8. There's really nothing like it. Being in a fragile place as of late, there are some aspects of writing posts, but more so reading the posts of others that can stress me out. But it all has been such an invaluable part of my healing and self discovery, and I'm specifically thankful for the online community of people (that includes you Mali!) that have been there for me and for others - really for no other reason than out of the goodness of their own hearts.

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  9. Blogging for me allows me time to sit and think "what am I really thinking about today."
    I love reading your blog

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  10. Absolutely. I love being forced to confront a point-of-view unlike my own. I think we tend to hang out in the face-to-face world with similar people, but the online world is more a free-for-all, usually with positive results to the interaction.

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  11. I love the idea of thinking through your fingers. I also love all the varied perspectives you get through blog reading... love this post!

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  12. Hear hear! :) And I so appreciate your thoughtful comments on my posts, Mali. You give me something to aim for in my own commenting (although I fear I often fall short). ;)

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