So in my throw-a-bunch-of-stuff-in-a-bag method of packing for our two-day camping excursion (which, btw, was the best yet this summer) I happened to grab my “I’m blogging this.” t-shirt from NECC. When I pulled it out after an absolutely perfect summer swim in a rolling, rapids filled river, the collective group of 10-year-old girls who our friend’s daughter brought along started asking questions.
“What are you blogging?”
“What’s a blog?”
“Are you going to blog about us?”
“Why is your hair so gray?”
I asked them if they kept journals. Some nods.
“Well,” I said, “a blog is like a journal that you keep on the Web so people can read what you write and write back to you.” Some gasps and looks of confusion.
“Why would you want to do that?” I say “good question.”
“What do you write about?” I tell them boring stuff that only teacher-types want to read. “Why do you write about that?” I say “good question.”
“Will you write about us?”
So, since they seemed genuinely interested, and since they made me write this Web address down twice and promised they would check it out, here are some shouts out to Charlotte the back scratcher, Casey the river warmer and Elizabeth the splasher. Thanks for making it a fun weekend, and if you want to write back, just click on where it says comment and write me a message. But be careful…people can read what you write…